Ever since the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School introduced a new team-based discussion component to its MBA admissions process, many applicants have been uncertain about what to expect should they have the opportunity to interview at the school. This week, Poets & Quants featured mbaMission’s offerings in its examination of options for candidates hoping to assuage their anxieties about this stressful element of the application process. mbaMission gives applicants the opportunity to participate anonymously with three to five others in a simulation moderated by two of our professional MBA admissions consultants. All participants then get individualized feedback on their performance.
mbaMission’s own Angela Guido is quoted in the article, showcasing the value that clients have found in being able to run through a practice discussion: “Across the board, people have said it boosted my confidence and comfort in the real thing. A lot of people have also told us that what it helped them to do is think about their role in the group so that they went in with at least a few ideas of how they would orient themselves to the group. It’s not about the information. It’s about how they communicate their ideas and what happens in the 39 minutes after the introduction when they are thrown in the deep water and have to swim. Having a plan of how to help move the groups forward while not stepping on people’s toes gave them a greater sense of security.”
To learn more or sign up, visit our Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulation page.