Wharton MBA TBD Interview Workshop in Tokyo

Nov, 04, 2014

Categories: Interview Analysis | Wharton

UPDATE:  We held our mock TBD  on November 18th. Thanks to excellent turnout, participants got an opportunity to practice for the real thing.  John and I plan to conduct more TBDs as well as other interview workshops in Tokyo for Round Two.

For those not located in Tokyo, I would love to do virtual TBDs and will be looking into the feasibility of doing something with video. I am not thrilled with an audio only approach to practicing for a team-based discussion as I doubt its effectiveness. This is backed-up by what clients who have participated in such audio-only sessions have told me. If anyone has had positive experiences with video involving up to 7 participants (or more, of course) and recommend a system, please email me at adammarkus AT gmail DOT com.




My colleague, John Couke, and I will be offering a Wharton Team Based Discussion Workshop in Tokyo on November 18th at 8pm.  This is NOT a distance based session, so you must be in Tokyo to attend.  My post on Wharton interviews can be found here.


Wharton MBA Team Based Discussion Interview Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 8pm-9:15pm


Location: E4TG    Isshin Building 5F, 2-11-7 Yaesu Chuo-ku, Tokyo

東京都中央区八重洲  2-11-7 一新ビル 5階


This workshop is for those who will be having a Round 1 Wharton Interview. It is focused solely on the Team Based Discussion. It will consist of a simulated 35 minute TBD based on the actual topic being used. After that the remaining time will consist of feedback and discussion. Both Adam and John will be observing. In the event that the number of participants is over 8, the group will be divided into 2 for the simulation with Adam or John observing.


The feedback session will focus on such topics as

(1) Delivery of an effective 1 minute proposal

(2) Effective listening

(3) What makes for good team interaction?

(4) The role of body language


Please note that the 1-to-1 interview will not be covered in this session.


Cost:   10,000 yen paid in advance by bank transfer received by 11/15/2014

13,000 yen if paid in cash on the day of the event.


Prepayment is mandatory, so if we cannot confirm your payment by the15th , you will need to pay in cash on the day of the event.


Recording: We encourage you to audio record the workshop. To protect your personal information please do not reveal anything about yourself that you would be uncomfortable having recorded by other participants. Therefore changing the name of your company, clients, etc. is highly advised during the participatory parts of the workshop.

To make a reservation and arrange for payment, please email John Couke at john.couke@gmail.com.

-Adam Markus
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