Once again, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is using its team-based discussion format to evaluate MBA candidates, in place of a traditional admissions interview. Understandably, Wharton applicants get anxious about this atypical interview, because the approach creates a very different dynamic from what one usually encounters in a one-on-one meeting—and with other applicants also in the room, one cannot help but feel less in control of the content and direction of the conversation. So, we at mbaMission created our Team-Based Discussion Simulation service to give candidates the opportunity to undergo a realistic test run before experiencing the actual event and to therefore understand how best to navigate and prepare for the discussion.
Via this 90-minute simulation, applicants participate anonymously with three to five other candidates in an online conversation moderated by two of our experienced Senior Consultants familiar with Wharton’s format and approach. All participants then receive feedback on their performance, with special focus on their interpersonal skills and communication abilities. Our goal is to help candidates develop a sense of comfort with the group interview configuration and be prepared to enter their actual team-based discussion feeling both relaxed and confident. The simulation builds confidence by highlighting your role in a team, examining how you communicate your ideas to—and within—a group of (equally talented) peers, and discovering how you react when you are thrown “in the deep end” and have to swim. Our Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulation allows you to test the experience so you will be ready for the real thing.
To learn more or sign up, visit our Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulation page.