“Chance favors the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur, and I agree.
A successful Wharton Team-Based Interview is all about the team’s success and your contribution to the team. It’s not about strutting your stuff or dominating the conversation. It’s also not about being a wallflower or going with the flow.
You need to listen carefully and contribute constructively. The team’s success is paramount.
Most traditional interviews are the opposite. They focus on you, and you are supposed to engage in a dialogue that highlights your individual contributions and fit with the interviewing MBA program. There is no team. The TBD – or any group interview – is a new ballgame and one you need to train for – unless you want to leave the results to chance.
This is your opportunity to show the adcom what you’ll contribute to Wharton – an opportunity you truly don’t want to miss. Train and practice for it with Accepted’s Mock Wharton Team-Based Discussion. Our Mock TBD is a prime-time rehearsal. Details and prices are here.
Don’t take our word for it, though. Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from mock interview participants:
“I truly valued the opportunity to practice discussing the interview topic with other skilled and motivated candidates. I believe after participating in one of these groups, the candidates are much more prepared for the real interview.”
“This exercise gave me the opportunity to practice with students who actually have received the interview invite as well. It gave me a clear picture of how the discussion would flow and identify areas I need to focus on to improve my performance in the actual interview. Thank you!”
“The benefits of the Mock Wharton Team-Based Discussion include: Trying out the experience of the group IV with other people invited to interview. Seeing my own weaknesses and other people’s strengths.”
Be ready. Be poised. Be confident.Linda Abraham, president and founder of Accepted and co-author of the definitive book on MBA admissions, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.
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