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AMA First Year Wharton MBAMod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 12/6/2015. I hosted a WSO webinar (link here) on Thursday, December 3rd (the replay will be on the frontpage January 3rd) about my application to Wharton and how I got in,... 1 month 5 days
Wharton Team Based Discussion - Mock Interview...Is anyone here doing Wharton MBA apps this year? Let's see if we can get a few members together and maybe we can try to simulate the group interview experience on Google Hangouts. What do y'all say? 11 months 3 weeks
Alibaba IPO - Anyone Getting In?Anyone getting in on this when it IPOs? Some of the numbers are unbelievable, from the sales figures, the moat, and the margins. And its growth rates are stupid despite its market leading position. 1 year 4 months
IBD or DCM?My friend has offers from these two groups at a BB summer analyst stint. Which would be better for her professional growth / hottest field to be in with the best future opportunities? Thanks :) and any explanation would help a lot! 1 year 9 months
NCAA Tournament Final Four1) Dat Kentucky-Michigan game O__O 2) Hell of a crazy tournament this year (Buffett won in the 2nd day) 3) Who do you have to win it all? (Watch everyone here say Florida) 1 year 10 months
Market Strategy Position at BB Firm, Help?Sorry, I didn't know where to categorize it. I have an interview with a BB firm about its Market Strategy position. It's hard to find info online because it's a marketing position meant to help support private wealth initiatives at the company. There's a case interview and I have no idea how to... 1 year 11 months
Was 2013 A Good Year or Bad Year For You?And why? 2 years 1 month
Merry Christmas Everyone :)Hope all is well. I've learned a lot from this forum and hopefully have contributed back. Just wanted to drop a note here before I go off to gain more weight and hopefully see the Knicks pull off an upset. Any holiday gifts you got yourselves or others? Memorable moments from the day? Reply... 2 years 1 month
New Holidays For New GenerationsForget Black Friday, what about Thirsty Thursday? Thirsty for shopping deals of course. You’ll have to recover from your Turkey coma a little early this year as retailers around the nation are opening their doors early this Thanksgiving for shoppers. Kohl’s and JCP opens at 8pm. Walmart at... 2 years 2 months
WSO Fantasy Basketball League! (Low Maintenance...I'm starting a WSO Fantasy Basketball League (Yahoo). ONLY 1 BENCH SPOT. This means you don't have to micro-manage your teams every day (I know micro-managing is a problem many people have with fantasy basketball vs. football). Standard categories, H2H. Looking at 14 teams. What do y'all say... 2 years 4 months

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coreytrevor: I've never heard of anyone failing...[quote=coreytrevor]I've never heard of anyone failing an MBA program haha.[/quote] My second year friends know people who have, and my academic adviser confirmed that it actually does happen every year (though they find gracious ways to "phrase" it before it becomes official). I was like...kind... 1 month 4 days
Interlude12: Do recruiters even care about your...[quote="Interlude12"]Do recruiters even care about your M7 MBA gpa?[/quote] they don't 1 month 6 days
Ehhhh, really depends. There's such a huge...Ehhhh, really depends. There's such a huge diversity of backgrounds represented. People from finance/accounting who crush those classes, while people like me super struggle to not fail those classes. For Wharton there's like 3 care levels: getting a scholarship / getting a high enough GPA to... 1 month 1 week
Personal MBA coach really hits on everything. I...Personal MBA coach really hits on everything. I just want to add a few points. 1) You can't really project 5+ years out. It doesn't work that way in the business world vs. medicine. Your career isn't a ladder; it's a jungle gym. 2) Wharton's Healthcare Management Program is top notch. I... 1 month 1 week
Not sure about Silver Scholars, but SOM in...Not sure about Silver Scholars, but SOM in general should be a lock. GMAT is much more important than GPA so you're good there. And as long as you explain the health stuff in your essay you have an excellent chance. That's a fantastic test score, congrats! I'm an SVMP alum as well, so feel... 1 month 1 week
Wharton MBA here. Sup. I hear ya, and it makes...Wharton MBA here. Sup. I hear ya, and it makes sense. Like what everyone else says, 100% possible to do consulting. However, funny enough, I'm leaving management consulting from a similar crisis of faith that I wasn't actually learning anything about the industry hahaha. So is the grass always... 1 month 1 week
Also, I'm helping people with essays now if you...Also, I'm helping people with essays now if you want to private message me. Working with 3 people currently. 1 month 1 week
weksos23: Can you break down your time spent per...[quote="weksos23"]Can you break down your time spent per week on activities?Ex: x% studying, x% social, x% clubs, etc.Thanks for doing this![/quote] Christmas break, have time to do this again :) (keep in mind, this is different for each person, and I'm more academically tilted than most)... 1 month 1 week
Wharton student here. First off, overwhelmingly...Wharton student here. First off, overwhelmingly in most scenarios you'd choose HBS. Let me add a few wrinkles though. +Our impact investing scene is stronger than HBS, and even my friends in global impact funds verify Wharton's strength in this area. +HBS destroys Wharton in PE, but I... 1 month 2 weeks
Indiana University has the investment banking...Indiana University has the investment banking workshop, which is as good as any program in the country in getting people into BB places. Outside of that, IU is very strong in Marketing and has a respectable consulting funnel. This is undergrad right? Just making sure. I turned down Dartmouth... 1 month 3 weeks
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