Wharton MBA essays
The Admissions Committee is interested in getting to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid, and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself.
Penn Wharton Essay 1. What do you aspire to achieve, personally and professionally, through the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
Penn Wharton Essay 2. Academic engagement is an important element of the Wharton MBA experience. How do you see yourself contributing to our learning community? (500 words)
Penn Wharton Reapplicant Essay. Please use this space to explain how you have reflected on the previous decision on your application and to discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). You may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)
Penn Wharton Optional Essay. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words)
Wharton Penn Resume: Please upload a one-page resume in Word. We are more concerned with what you have learned than in your length of time in the workplace. We consider functional job skills, breadth and depth of experience, demonstrated leadership and management skills, as well as potential for growth.
Wharton Application deadlines 2013 – 2014
Round 1 (1 Oct 2013), Round 2 (7 Jan 2014), Round 3 (27 Mar 2014)
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