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 Preston.
EH: How was your experience with the Wharton competition?
Preston: I love this competition! Its my first time joining and I really like it because there isn't really an opportunity where you get to invest with the team.
EH: What is your favourite trade?
Preston: The first one, since it had a really good opening.
EH: What were your likes/dislikes about the competition.
Preston: I liked the meetings, they were really useful. We could discuss how we would win together as a team which I really like, its like everyone on the team is working on the team to get this goal.
EH: What is your biggest takeaway from the competition?
Preston: It's really good and its a bonus because its really good for you and the team. It will also stay with you forever, like what Hasina said the top 3% will stay with you forever! No one can take that away from you. I highly recommend this to anyone.