Wharton Group Interview Prep

Congratulations on your offer to interview at Wharton!  You should be very proud of all your hard work so far. Of course, getting the interview offer is just the first step.  Next up: acing the interview itself.

As you know, Wharton’s interview process is unique in that it includes a group discussion, which means that traditional interview preparation doesn’t necessarily cover all your bases. In an effort to help you prepare for this challenge, we offer group interview practice sessions. We conduct these sessions in a secure, online environment where we use only first names.

Taking part in our practice session allows you to:

  • Experience a group interview setting (for many participants, a first)
  • Start working on your response to the Wharton group interview prompt
  • Share your ideas and evaluate the responses from others

After the session, we will offer you written feedback, highlighting our assessment of the following:

  • Specifics and effectiveness of your idea
  • Your enthusiasm
  • Your contributions to group dynamics
  • Strengths to leverage and weaknesses to address

The cost for one group session and written feedback is $300. Please note that space is limited.

We conduct these sessions in groups of 4-6 participants. Having an appropriate number of applicants in the conversation makes the simulation as realistic as possible, which is important for all the participants. From the experience last year, the group session offers value but only if all people who sign up attend. Because of the impact on others, you will be charged a $200 no-show fee if you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, or you do not join the session at all. 

We are offering the following practice interview slots – note: as mentioned above, getting the right number of participants is crucial, so we will only hold a session if there are enough participants to simulate the group activity:

Round 2 for 2017 entry (five practice interview slots currently offered)

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm PT (Passed)
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5pm PT (Passed)
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9am PT (Passed) 
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10am PT (Passed)
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4pm PT (Passed)

If you would be interested in participating in one of these sessions, please click the links above to request a spot. You will receive log-in information once your registration has been approved.

Can't find a time that works for you? Email us for further details. 


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Words from our clients

“Participating in your group mock interview made a crucial difference in my acceptance to Wharton, as the feedback I received was invaluable to formulating a successful interview strategy.  As this was my first opportunity to interact with non-military peers of this caliber, I quickly recognized my need to consider how to most appropriately share my leadership style.  Further, I definitely felt like I had a competitive advantage walking into my actual interview, simply due to feeling at ease with the interview process itself.  Finally, I appreciated learning more about how to provide insightful ideas and commentary to truly add value to the group. Thank you for this excellent preparatory tool!”

– Wharton Admit, Class of 2016


"In my opinion, doing the practice team-based discussion should be a no-brainer.  When I got the interview invite, the team-based discussion felt like a black box to me.  I wasn't sure what my 60-second pitch was supposed to sound like and had no clue how the overall conversation would flow.  Even though I work in a team-based, highly collaborative job, I was unclear how I should "operate" in such a highly-evaluative situation. 

I immediately signed up for the practice interview and am so thankful that I did.  Doing the practice interview with Andrea was helpful in many ways.  It...

  • Allowed me to refine my own idea while exposing me to other peoples' ideas (many of which were similar to ones I heard in the real interview)
  • Helped me identify the best ways to add value (ie, building on other people's ideas)
  • Gave me incredible confidence just by showing me what to expect on the day of the interview. 
  • Provided me with actionable, constructive feedback  (via Andrea & team) that took my interview skills up a level."

– Wharton Admit, Class of 2016