Full Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) Interview Simulation!

Full Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) Interview Simulation!

Who is this class for?

Wharton MBA applicants

Key takeaways

Individualized notes on areas of strengths and improvement for each participant

Full simulation with 4-5 other Wharton applicants

Framework for understanding the Wharton TBD goals and roles


This class is designed to prepare MBA applicants for the Wharton Team Based Discussion interview. The class will provide an asynchronous overview of the purpose of the unique team-based interview format and outline the different roles to play in the interview, as well as how to approach the prompt. Participants will be paired in groups of ~5-6 and will go through a full simulation of the interview, which will include individualized feedback notes. This class will equip applicants with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the Wharton Team Based Discussion interview and increase their chances of being accepted into the program!


1h 15m



Coaches professionally

150+ people coached for MBA

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

Karla has helped clients get into these schools:

Top-rated admissions coach at elite Ivy Advisors MBA consultancy, the Harvard Kennedy School Admissions Office, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Career program. I am a good fit for deferred, dual / concurrent degree, underrepresented / BIPOC, investment banking-focused, and traditional profile candidates (e.g., consulting, banking) looking to differentiate themselves in a crowded field. By leveraging the introspective nature of MBA applications to effectively convey each client's unique narrative, I have gained recognition as a highly-skilled coach. In my 10 years of coaching, some big wins include helping an individual with a 3.2 GPA and 145 (Quant GRE) / 158 (Verbal GRE) secure admission to a top 5 MBA with 60% tuition scholarship and negotiating another candidate's M7 waitlist offer to admission with 100% tuition funding. Given my client-facing experience, I am extremely responsive and usually take no more than 24 hours to turn around materials. My coaching approach is guided by extensive admissions committee work and the fact that I went through this process myself. I was personally accepted to 5 M7 MBA programs with over $1 million in scholarship offers. Some of the fellowships and scholarships I've participated in include: Forte Foundation MBA Fellowship, MLT MBA Prep, Toigo MBA Fellowship, LunaCap MBA Scholarship, SEO Career, AmeriCorps, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Upward Bound. I am especially helpful to: ◉ applicants from established pre-MBA careers (e.g., consulting, banking) hoping to differentiate themselves in a crowded field ◉ international applicants looking for guidance on the U.S.-specific nuances for MBAs ◉ non-traditional candidates without cookie-cutter GPAs or test scores looking to highlight strengths in other areas ◉ deferred candidates looking to show their future *potential* through storytelling ◉ candidates seeking scholarship funding ◉ underrepresented minorities, especially Queer BIPOC, who want to work with someone with a shared lived experience ◉ joint / concurrent degree applicants ◉ candidates who want to make a great impression during interviews. I take special pride in one of my interviewers saying I was the best-prepared applicant he had seen in 10 years :) ◉ waitlisted or rejected applicants who want to make a compelling case for their candidacy through informal channels

Karla M.

Hosted by Karla M.


Price per attendee


Class size

6 attendees