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AMA First Year Wharton MBAI hosted a WSO webinar (link here) on Thursday, December 3rd about my application to Wharton and how I got in, despite having a low gmat score (only 10% of admitted students had a GMAT under 700, and mine was definitely nowhere near that). I'll be talking about the specific things I did in my... 64 1 month 3 weeks
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? 10 1 year 2 months
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. 11 1 year 7 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! 3 2 years 3 days
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) 17 2 years 1 month
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... 2 years 2 months
Was 2013 A Good Year or Bad Year For You?And why? 5 2 years 4 months
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... 17 2 years 4 months
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... 1 2 years 5 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... 8 2 years 7 months

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Internationalchampion: @THBanker,My mind is not...[quote="Internationalchampion"]@THBanker,My mind is not made up yet. I'll be attending TUCK ASW this month (April 8-10) to see who my future classmates will be. I just like the campus vibe in Hanover.However, in terms of opportunities, I am not sure if I'll regret passing up on Wharton-Lauder in... 61 2 weeks 6 days
LongandShortofit: Great thread, thanks for...[quote="LongandShortofit"]Great thread, thanks for doing this. I have two questions:1) There's grade non-disclosure in terms of revealing GPA, but are there still honors designations for the top students? Do you find out about these in time to put them on your resume, and if so do employers care?... 64 1 month 3 weeks
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... 15 4 months 2 days
Interlude12: Do recruiters even care about your...[quote="Interlude12"]Do recruiters even care about your M7 MBA gpa?[/quote] they don't 15 4 months 5 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... 15 4 months 5 days
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... 6 4 months 5 days
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... 3 4 months 6 days
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... 6 4 months 6 days
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. 64 4 months 1 week
weksos23: Can you break down your time spent...[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)... 64 4 months 1 week
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