For the safety and wellbeing of students, employers and staff, all 2020-21 recruiting will be virtual. This includes the full-time interviews, employer information sessions, coffee chats and other small group events, case prep, lunch and learns, and January’s Focused Recruiting Period (FRP) for summer internships. Our fall Networking Expos have been cancelled and we will work with you to decide which virtual formats will align best with your recruiting strategy.
We’re excited and optimistic about this new virtual approach. Without travel and other resource constraints, we hope this will give you more flexibility and ample opportunities to engage with Wharton students. Our team is working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that our events and process are up to date for this format of recruiting. While we don’t have all the answers just yet, we’ll be updating this website with the latest news that we can share. (Updated: February 25, 2021)
To access our 2020-21 Recruiting Calendar, please click here.
Virtual Event Formats
Frequently Asked Questions
The following are the most common questions we have been getting about general virtual recruiting at Wharton. You can find more information and best practices for specific virtual events by clicking the events above. If you have any additional questions, please contact us!
WHAT MEETING OR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM SHOULD I USE?
Your team will be managing the events on the day of. For larger events, this may include sharing informational slides, managing breakout rooms, monitoring the chat for Q&A, etc. For these reasons, we recommend using whatever platform you are most comfortable with.
That being said, Zoom is the most popular among students. Whatever platform you do choose, we will make sure CareerPath is updated with log-in details and any other information students may need ahead of the event.
CAN I STILL HOST AN IN-PERSON EVENT?
We recognize that if pandemic-related restrictions are lifted over the next few months, companies may consider hosting in-person activities. While it may be tempting to do an in-person event with social-distancing, there will inevitably be those who are not comfortable attending for a variety of reasons (including any immunocompromised students) or unable to attend due to location. For these reasons, all recruiting events must be virtual.
HAVE THERE BEEN ANY CHANGES TO RECRUITING POLICIES?
Interview timelines and key recruiting dates, including Earliest Decision Dates, remain the same. Click here to review our Recruiting Policies.
SHOULD I RECORD MY EMPLOYER INFORMATION SESSION OR OTHER LARGE EVENTS?
We encourage you to record all large live events (panels, information sessions, etc.). Students may be located outside of Philadelphia during the Fall semester and may have difficulty attending some live events due to time zones. MBACM can help market recordings to students and can house them on our password-protected student website.
I'M HOSTING A MULTI-SCHOOL EVENT BEFORE FIRST YEAR RECRUITING BEGINS ON OCTOBER 22. CAN I INVITE WHARTON STUDENTS?
Yes. We understand companies may be taking a more centralized approach to recruiting this year and MBACM is happy to help market many of the multi-school, non-evaluative events taking place during Q1 to our students. We also encourage you to record these sessions and offer multiple days so that as many students as possible can participate. Any Wharton-specific, small group or individual chats with first year students must take place after October 22, 2020.
If you’re hosting a multi-school event, please reach out to your Relationship Manager.