About the Wharton competition
The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is an opportunity for students to use and build their analytical, teamwork, and communication skills through the world of investing. This investment simulation runs for 10 weeks. Teams who make it to the finals are invited to Wharton itself.
The teams will compete against more than 5000 students around the world. Their challenge is to prepare a portfolio that meets the needs of the client and win their business. Teams are able to trade against a limited number of stocks to win their client's business. They will apply all the knowledge they have learned and some more to get the business!
Wharton team members
The Explorer Hop team interviewed Wharton participants on their experiences to help prepare future students and offer them insight into what it's like to compete.
Read on for a written version of our interview with Aman.
EH: How was your experience with the Wharton competition?
Aman: I loved the experience, it was a great experience for me since it was something new. Being a part of such a prestigious competition for the first time was definitely something that benefitted me.
EH: What is your favourite trade?
Aman: The trade for BlackRock. It was the first trade and it was the trade that helped us the most since it grew the most and we sold it after gaining a lot of profit. I think its the best trade since we didn't lose much and we perfectly timed it.
EH: What were your likes/dislikes about the competition.
Aman: I liked how we had to work as a team and the collaborative side of it. All of us put together makes it a lot more enjoyable and easier for us.
EH: What is your biggest takeaway from the competition?
Aman: I think I learned how important deadlines were since we had to make a midterm and final report. I had to respect deadlines and manage myself and I think I took away time management skills.