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Tempris Berrett

Tempris Berrett (Diversity Fellow) Hometown Fort Lauderdale, Florida Previous Education University of Florida Previous Career Corporate Finance, Consulting Wharton Major Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Career Plans Investment Banking Clubs/Activities: African American MBA Association (AAMBAA), Finance Club, Venture Foragers, Caribbean Business Association (Caribiz) Summer Internship: Piper Sandler ( Investment Banking Summer Associate)Read More

Vishoka Balasubramanian

Vishoka Balasubramanian Hometown Madras, India Previous Education Dartmouth College Previous Career Product Management, Industrials Wharton Major Lauder MBA/MA (German/Europe Track) Career Plans Industrials Growth, Private Equity Clubs/Activities:  President of Beer Club, President of Coffee Club and President of German Club, Consulting Club, Hospitality Club. My partner is a board memberRead More

Edle Astrup Tschudi

Edle Astrup Tschudi Hometown Oslo, Norway Previous Education Brown University Previous Career Project Finance, Investment Banking, Mining and Metals Wharton Major Lauder MBA/MA (Russia / Europe Track), OIDD Career Plans Investment Banking Clubs/Activities: Conference Chair of Wharton Energy and Climate Conference, Board Member of Family Business Club, Finance Club, SkiRead More

Rehan Ayrton

Rehan Ayrton Hometown Dubai, U.A.E Previous Education University of Pennsylvania Previous Career Consulting Wharton Major Operations, Information and Decisions, Management and Entrepreneurship Career Plans Consulting Clubs/Activities: President of Wharton Male Allies, Founding Board Member of Moelis Advance Access - Wharton MBA Deferred Admissions Program, McNulty Leadership (Andes Venture), Fintech Club,Read More

Nida Ansari

Nida Ansari Hometown Greenville, SC Previous Education Harvard University Previous Career Consulting, Education Technology Wharton Major Marketing and Operations Management; Dual Degree in Education Policy with Graduate School of Education Career Plans Startups / General Management Clubs/Activities: Leadership Fellow, Education Club (President), Outdoors Club, Food Club, Boxing Club, Entrepreneurship Club,Read More

Campus Visits are Back!

  We’re thrilled to announce that starting on March 17th we are opening campus to visitors once again.  With a commitment to providing a safe environment for everyone, we have put some new guidelines in place for our Campus Visits. Registration is required, and space is limited. We are unableRead More

Updates to the 2021-2022 Application

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  I am excited to share with you that the MBA application for the Class of 2024 will open in early July. To give you a head start on your application planning, we have a few changes you can expect for our essays and letters of recommendations. Essays Essay 1:Read More

Deadlines for the Class of 2024 Application

Headshot of Blair Mannix, Director of Wharton MBA Admissions For those of you planning to apply to the MBA Class of 2024, we’re happy to share with you the application deadlines: Application DeadlineInterview InvitationsDecisionsRound 1September 8 , 2021October 27, 2021December 15, 2021Round 2January 5, 2022February 14, 2022March 23, 2022Round 3March 30, 2022April 14, 2022May 10, 2022Deferred Admissions RoundApril 27,Read More

Decision Day Updates

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Hi everyone, For those of you who have submitted your application for Round 2, we’re so excited that you’re considering Wharton. Thank you for sharing your stories and future goals with us. I know it feels like this has been a long wait, but we’re in the last stretch ofRead More

Update on Round 2: Test Submission Extension

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This summer, I wrote to you about how our office was adapting in the midst of this year’s challenges. From virtual information sessions to conducting our Team-Based Discussions online, we’re meeting you all where you are – whether that’s in your home, on your couch, or at your kitchen table.Read More

The Class of 2023 Application is Now Open

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We know many of you are eager to get started on your MBA application for the class of 2023. We’re excited to announce that the wait is over! The 2020-21 application is now live for those looking to join the full-time Wharton MBA program, including our integrated Carey JD/MBA andRead More

Updates for the Incoming Class Of 2022

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To the incoming Class of 2022, Wharton is committed to providing students with a meaningful, fulfilling, and — above all — safe experience. With that in mind, MBA Pre-Term for the Class of 2022 will be virtual this August. The fee for Pre-Term will be reduced from $2,000 to $850Read More

Round 3 and Advance Access Deadlines – UPDATE

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You spoke up, and we listened!  Based on your feedback, we have extended our Round 3 and Advance Access deadlines. We hope that the additional time to secure your test scores, receive your recommendations, and finalize your application provides you with some much-needed flexibility. New Round 3 Deadline: Wednesday, AprilRead More

Admissions Update – Response to COVID-19

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  Due to the growing global health risks from COVID-19, The University of Pennsylvania has released important changes to university operations.  Today, I want to share how MBA Admissions is responding and how these changes will impact both our newly admitted students for the Class of 2022 and upcoming recruitmentRead More

2019-2020 Application is Live!

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We hope you’re having a great summer and have had the opportunity to connect with our Admissions team in a city near you. Be sure to check out our events calendar to learn when we’ll be in your area. Here in Philadelphia, the campus may be quiet, but we’ve beenRead More

Preparing for the Team Based Discussion

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This year’s admissions cycle is well underway, and invitations to interview were sent via email to Round 1 applicants on October 30. If you were invited, you will participate in a Team Based Discussion (TBD) and a one-on-one interview. The admissions team is eagerly anticipating meeting many of you inRead More

Coming Soon: 2021 Round 1 Deadline

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Last month, we welcomed 862 students to campus as the Class of 2020.  This month, 873 second-year students returned to campus and the school year has kicked into full swing! The Class of 2020 has really begun to dig into the wide array of opportunities both inside and outside theRead More

Welcome Wharton MBA Class of 2020

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August is coming to an end and that can only mean two things: it’s really hot here in Philadelphia and we’re excited to announce the MBA Class of 2020! Last week, we welcomed our new students to campus to begin their two-year journey here at Wharton. This Class is anRead More

Updates to the 2018-2019 Application

We have enjoyed connecting with so many of you at our summer events!  The application for the Class of 2021 will be released in early July.  We wanted to give you a heads up on a change to the forthcoming application – Essay 2 has changed.  Essay 1 will stayRead More

New Season, New Class

Locust Walk is in full bloom as we approach the end of the academic year. The past few weeks have been full of excitement – we welcomed over 300 admitted students to campus during our Spring Welcome Weekend, spring term classes concluded, and preparations are underway for Commencement. The ClassRead More

Moelis Advance Access Program

As we enter the last few weeks of winter, all of campus is gearing up for a new season (and hopefully warmer weather!). Spring break is right around the corner, and many MBA students will be traveling the globe through the Global Immersion Program and Leadership Ventures. With the RoundRead More

Happy 2018!

I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are looking forward to the new opportunities and possibilities in the New Year. The admissions cycle is in full swing with the Round 2 deadline passing recently on January 3. The admissions team is working hard reviewing the next round of applicationsRead More

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season brings another exciting time to the admissions office: the release of Round 1 decisions! After a busy round of reading, interviewing, and traveling, the admissions team called newly admitted students last week to share the good news. To those of you admitted to the Wharton MBA ClassRead More

Around the World for TBDs

Fall is in the air, and Round 1 of this year’s admissions cycle is well underway. After reading your applications, the admissions team is eagerly anticipating meeting many of you in person during an upcoming Team Based Discussion (TBD). Round 1 applicants who are invited to a TBD will haveRead More

The Start of a New School Year

Last month the Class of 2019 arrived on campus to begin their two year experience at Wharton. Things kicked off with Pre-Term – a month-long period of events to orient new students to life at Wharton (and being back in the classroom), the multitude of opportunities and resources available toRead More

Updates to the 2017-2018 Application

  As we get closer to the release of our 2017-2018 application, I’m excited to announce a new update to our application. We have made significant changes to our Letter of Recommendation in an effort to get a deeper understanding of a candidate’s personal characteristics and their impact on othersRead More

Coming Soon to a City Near You! 

Graduation is over and summer is upon us, so it is time for us to hit the road to meet those of you interested in joining the Class of 2020.  We’ll be in 40+ cities between May and September for events ranging from fairs and conferences to faculty lectures andRead More

Spring Forward

This week started with some exciting news – we announced our new deferred admissions Program, the Moelis Advance Access Program.  As the result of generous gift from Wharton graduates Ken Moelis and Julie Taffet Moelis, this program will allow Penn undergraduate seniors from any of the four Schools to applyRead More

There is Always a Silver Lining…

Last week was our first Welcome Weekend of 2017 where we had the opportunity to meet over 300 Round 1 admits. In just two and half short days, admits heard from faculty, attended career information sessions, did team-building activities, and had a swanky gala to top it off.  Welcome WeekendRead More

Hello, 2017!

Happy New Year! The Wharton campus has come back to life following the holiday break, and while the weather has turned colder this winter season, activity in the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid office is certainly heating up. The Round 2 application deadline has passed, and campus visit dates areRead More

Time for Team Based Discussions!

Invitations for Round 1 applicants to interview were sent November 2, and if you were invited, you will participate in a Team Based Discussion (TBD) and a one-on-one interview in the next few days — either on campus in Philadelphia, or in one of several major cities around the world,Read More

Round 1 Complete – Now What Happens?

The Round 1 written application deadline for the Class of 2019 is in the books, and congratulations and best wishes to those who applied during this cycle. We can hear your sigh of relief from our offices in Vance Hall! With November right in front of us, here’s what willRead More

A Salute to our Veterans

Last week we welcomed the Class of 2018 to Wharton and the city of Philadelphia. Our 851 new students are working their way through an action-packed schedule of Pre-Term activities including academics, sports and social activities, networking, career events, and numerous orientations. The Admissions team’s sights now turn to theRead More

Updates to the 2016-17 Application

School is out for summer!  Things might be quiet here on campus, but the Admissions department has already begun hitting the road to connect with applicants for the Class of 2019.  Check out our events calendar to see when we’ll be in your area. In early August the application forRead More

The End of Another School Year

Graduation week is here! This one special week marks so many things to celebrate – the Class of 2017 have completed their first year of the program and are now heading off to their awesome summer internships, alumni of all ages from across the globe return to campus this weekendRead More

The Home Stretch

We’re in the home stretch here on campus – classes are wrapping up at the end of April and graduation is on the horizon. Now is the time when we all take a moment to reflect on how the academic year went and ask students for their feedback on theirRead More

Wharton Team-Based Discussions: San Francisco

The contrast of Wharton SF to Wharton Philadelphia is stark. The University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia campus, the first university in the United States, still very much embodies what you think of the time in which Benjamin Franklin founded it; cobblestone streets, gothic pathways, and a muted array of grays, bluesRead More

Wharton Team-Based Discussions: Mumbai

As one of the new members of the Wharton MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office I am both elated and passionate to be on the team that is working in partnership with so many talented people to continue to keep Wharton renowned and strong. In my short tenure I haveRead More

Wharton Team-Based Discussions: São Paulo

Olá a partir de São Paulo! As we wrap up four days of Team-Based Discussions I am happy to share some reflections on my short time here. First, the Wharton alumni network is stronger than ever in South America. The overwhelming majority of TBD participants had interacted with and drawnRead More

2016: Off to Great Start

Happy New Year! Our office is back to buzzing with activity after a short time away for the holidays. We’re in the midst of preparing for Winter Welcome Weekend for admitted students at the end of January, and we are looking forward to tackling a whole new collection of applicationsRead More

Try, try again…

Yesterday, our office released our Round 1 decisions. While this day comes with excitement and positivity, it is often bittersweet since there are many applicants that are not receiving happy news. Building a new MBA class and making admissions decisions is not easy – these are choices that take carefulRead More

Early Start to an Exciting Day

This morning at 6 am, coffee and donuts on hand, the Admissions Team began calling Round 1 admits to congratulate them on the good news. I cannot tell you how much we enjoy doing this and hearing the shouts of excitement and happiness on the other end of the line.Read More

The Class of 2017

August brings two new things: a fresh application process and the arrival of the Class of 2017 to Wharton and Philadelphia! Welcoming the new class always brings a certain exhilarating energy to campus and we get pumped up and ready for another great year at Wharton. Pre-Term is underway andRead More

2015-16 Application is Live!

For all candidates looking to join the Wharton MBA Class of 2018, the application is now live on our website! Last year we streamlined the process and we’re pleased to be sticking with this format moving into this application cycle. Be sure to refer to the application requirements and deadlinesRead More

Update on Summer Recruitment

With our incoming MBAs arriving on campus in a few weeks, it’s hard to believe that our office is in full recruitment mode for the Class of 2018! We’re excited to hit the road again later this month and we look forward to meeting more of you around various partsRead More

As Summer Approaches

Two remarkable years have flown by and the Class of 2015 will graduate on May 17th and then disperse around the globe to begin the next chapter in their lives. Although we will miss having them on campus, we know that they will always be a part of the WhartonRead More

2014-15 Campus Visit Program

The excitement on campus is especially evident these days – students are finishing classes and studying for exams, preparations for graduation are well under way, and we are in the process of finalizing the incoming class of MBAs! With the semester coming to a close this week, we will beRead More

Spring Has Sprung

Last week, students returned from spring break and our faculty and staff flew back from the Global Forum in Bangkok. Campus is now abuzz again and all of Wharton is settled in for the final stretch of the academic year. As spring (and hopefully warmer weather) begins, we mark anotherRead More

Mid-Round Update

Like that old Pennsylvania saying, March definitely came roaring in like a lion. With extra cold temperatures and plenty of snow, the Wharton community is very excited that Spring Break has arrived. More importantly, we are quickly wrapping up our Round 2 Team-Based Discussions, both on campus and abroad, andRead More

Visiting Campus During the Spring Semester

We look forward to resuming our campus visit program on Monday, January 26th. For more information on what we offer and how to register, please check out our website. Aside from the regular on-campus visits, we are gearing up for some of our special-interest Spring visit days as well. FollowRead More