I'm considering applying to Wharton, and recently I found out that they put special emphasize on community involvement and volunteering. Luckily, that's one of my strong points since I've been volunteering for different community projects for a while.
Now I'm trying to understand if it's true and how much weight should I put on this in my application. I heard it from 2-3 students and alumni I spoke to, and also read it here:http://aringo.com/Wharton_MBA.htm
"Key points in an application: Your professional development; your personal development; your way of using the blend of the former two in order to give back to the community. "
There is also a list of traits and their importance to the Wharton MBA program, where "community/society" is ranked 3 out of 4.
What do you guys think? Does Wharton really prefer applicants who are giving back to the community? Anyone heard anything about it?