Will the mentors or directors write recommendations?
As members of Wharton Korea, an official club within the Wharton School, students cannot write recommendations for the participants. Please maintain close relationships with the mentors and directors to receive guidance about the college process, but we cannot write recommendations for the participants.
How does BBB differ from other business competitions?
BBB positions itself as a business case competition. Because BBB is consultative in nature, it does not ask participants to run an actual venture or draft a business plan. Rather, it asks participants to prepare a presentation with a solution to a business problem. Accordingly, judging criteria differ from entrepreneurial competitions. For instance, instead of focusing heavily on creativity or social responsibility, BBB tends to focus more on practical, analytical, and factual dimensions. In addition, BBB judges on presentation performance and professionalism, which are both integral to business. The fact that the competition is entirely run by UPenn students is also a very special opportunity for high school participants.
Will participation in BBB increase chances of my admission to Wharton?
While BBB is organized by Wharton Korea, an official organization within the Wharton School, Wharton School itself does not officially host nor is in any other way directly involved in BBB. However, as a rule of thumb, participating in business-related events and winning awards will definitely work as a boosting factor for general college admission over other applicants.
What does my participation fee include?
Your participation fee covers transportation to and from the venue, 5 meals, travel insurance, overnight stay, and any other costs incurred to host the event.
Will I have access to Internet during the competition?
Yes, high-speed internet will be provided at the venue. However, with about 150 people connected at once, internet speed may vary at times. Therefore, participants may use their own wireless network through tethering if they wish.
What should I do if I have a group size different from 3, 6, or 9?
Please still register as a group of 3, 6, or 9, and the other participant through individual registration. Afterwards, please notify us through firstname.lastname@example.org or the Q&A section. We will try our best to accommodate your needs and the room situation.