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 Isabella.
EH: How was your experience with the Wharton competition?
Isabella: I thought it was really enjoyable.
EH: What is your favourite trade?
Isabella: Probably Johnson & Johnson, it was our first stock we bought and grew 7% by the end of our competition.
EH: What were your likes/dislikes about the competition.
Isabella: Favorite part of the competition was probably meeting new people, the least favorite was probably the deadline, especially the report because it was stressful.
EH: What is your biggest takeaway from the competition?
Isabella: My biggest takeaway would probably be friendship and getting out of my comfort zone. I met a really good friend that was on my team, I am usually really shy and quiet and this competition brought out my own thoughts and experience.