Wharton Essay 2: In his book, Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. (W59), writes: A crisis creates the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didnt think we possessed. Describe a time when you were faced with a challenge and how you responded. (500 words)
An excellent answer to the Wharton essay question would identify those specific aspects of Wharton that you will most benefit from. A general characterization of Wharton- data driven, but also a place with a commitment to experiential learning, East Coast focused but with a San Francisco campus that is now become integrated into the MBA program, highly international, highly flexible with strengths in a large number of areas, including healthcare, finance, real estate, and marketing- is helpful to keep in mind when writing this essay. Wharton has a lot to offer and, while some have characterized it as a CFO school, a finance school, a Wall Street school, all too some extent true, this is not so helpful when you consider that, for example, Sundar Pichai, Google’s guy in charge of Chrome, Android, and Google Apps, is a Wharton alumnus. Wharton is a huge program with so many strengths that the point is not to think about some big overall image of the school, but to focus on what you want to get out of it. Which specific resources you want to use and why. Keep in mind that Wharton is much bigger than HBS because of the undergraduate program. The range of courses, research, and opportunities is huge. The point is to provide a specific game plan on how you will use Wharton for your professional and personal growth.
– Wharton business school admission information.
If you are applying for the Joint Wharton MBA/MA-Lauder Program, you will find yourself, not only writing the Wharton essays (See my previous post), but also writing up to an additional 2000 words. I have not worked on too many Lauder applications. Three actually, resulting in an admit for 2010 (See his testimonial here) and [...]