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October 28, 2021
Yesterday, Wharton released invitations to R1 applicants to participate in both a Team Based Discussion (TBD) and a 1:1 interview. If you received yours, congratulations! Now what?
Many of our clients have found that the best way to prepare for Wharton’s unique interview is to simulate the experience, especially as this year’s TBD and 1:1 will once again be virtual. That’s why we’re offering a 1-1.5 hour simulated TBD with 4-6 candidates, led by a Wharton MBA who will provide feedback on your performance. You’ll also receive Admitify’s Wharton Interview Guidance document and a video of your team’s interview session for you to review at your leisure for a total cost of $497. If you’d like to join one of our sessions, follow this link and sign up!
Whether you join us for the TBD prep session or decide to tackle it on your own, we wanted to share some helpful information with you.
What you need to know about the TBD & 1:1 interview
What is being measured during the TBD?
This year the TBD will once again be virtual. Although the admissions team will have their cameras turned off during the exercise, they will be watching how each of you interact. This is your chance to subtly show off your leadership skills in how you communicate, how engaged you are with your teammates, and your decision-making style. While daunting in a normal, face-to-face situation, the virtual format adds an additional layer of complexity. You’ll need to be aware of how to position yourself so that your facial expressions and body language are easy to see in order to establish rapport. You’ll have to be especially sensitive to the flow of the discussion, especially if there are any technological glitches or time lags. If your idea is chosen, you will need to show that you can be inclusive and welcome ideas from other team members that can strengthen yours. If your idea is not chosen, you will need to show how quickly you can pivot and contribute to making the chosen idea better because of your participation.
For more tips, information, and practice, sign up for one of our TBD prep sessions right away!