The team-based interview/discussion. Not as straightforward as the traditional one-on-one interview, many applicants feel tripped up and nervous just thinking about it. Well now you can WORRY NO MORE. We’d like to help you prep for your upcoming team-based interview/discussion by offering you the following tips (with a special emphasis on #4):
1. Participate, don’t dominate. Balance is key here. If you chime in infrequently, then you won’t give the group (not to mention the interview leader) an opportunity to hear your voice and get to know you; run your mouth non-stop, however, and they may get to know you more than they’d like. Take the middle ground here and participate as though you would in a regular polite conversation.
2. Politeness matters! Thought-provoking, interesting comments are always welcome, but don’t cross the line into overly controversial, and certainly not offensive.
3. Dress the part. The idea of a discussion is meant to induce a feeling of casual conversation, but not too casual! Your board shorts and Hawaiian shirt? Save that for your next luau. Instead, stick with business attire only.
4. Attend our upcoming Mock Wharton Team-Based Discussion. The best way to prep for your team exercise is by experiencing one first-hand before interview day. Join us on for a simulated group interview that will provide you with the ins and outs, not to mention a huge boost of confidence, when it comes to your Wharton Team-Based Discussion or any other group interview or activities you may have coming up. You must purchase this service in advance to reserve your spot.
We wish you lots of luck! Please be in touch with any questions!