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Live Chat: Wharton Admissions

During an upcoming live chat event, Wharton's Ankur Kumar fields questions on the admissions process at the elite B-school

Chat: Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. ET Guests: Ankur Kumar, deputy director of MBA admissions at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and second-year Wharton MBA student John Ross The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (Wharton Full-Time Profile), the No.3-ranked business school in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2010 ranking of full-time MBA programs, is one of the most famous and largest business schools in the U.S. With more than 6,000 applications received in 2010, competition to get in is always fierce. If you want to snag a seat at Wharton, you don't want to miss our next live chat event on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. ET. Guests Ankur Kumar, deputy director of MBA admissions at Wharton, and second-year student John Ross will be fielding your questions about everything from acing the admissions interview to choosing the right recommenders. Kumar has deep connections to University of Pennsylvania and Wharton. She received her BS in finance from Wharton and her BA in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences and returned for her MBA in strategic management and human resources and organizational management. Before joining MBA admissions, Kumar worked in investment banking, finance, and strategy consulting in New York. Ross received his BS in finance with a minor in Japanese from Penn State in 2005. He is currently sponsored by the Navy and serves as a submarine officer, a career to which he will return after graduation. At Wharton, Ross is heavily involved in admissions, serving as both an admissions fellow and interviewer and as a co-chair of the Volunteer Admissions Committee. Ross is also active in the Wharton Boxing Club and Veteran's Club. To participate in the chat, you should head to the Chat Auditorium about 10 minutes before the scheduled event. You may be prompted to create a user name and password.It's free and should take only a few minutes. Francesca Di Meglio (screen name: FrancescaBW) will be your host. If you cannot attend the event, you can send your questions ahead of time to Francesca at with the subject "Wharton Chat."

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