August 12, 2005
News & Opinion: What Is It Like at Wharton?
The Running of the Bulls is the latest look inside b-schools.
The Running of the Bulls tells the inside story of this process, and the fascinating institution behind it, through the experiences of seven Wharton students from the class of 2004, including a son of a manufacturing magnate in Bombay, a cheerleader from Texas determined to be a top investment banker, and a first-generation Indian American from Seattle who begins to question whether the Wall Street world is the right place for him. Financial reporter Nicole Ridgway follows each of them through the intensity of recruiting season, when candidates schmooze with employers at lavish presentations— then get bombarded with questions at grueling day-long interviews designed to test their will as much as their intellect.
Here are some of the other titles that have looked at life in America's business schools:
- Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA by Peter Robinson
- Business School Confidential: A Complete Guide to The Business School Experience: By Students, For Students by Robert Miller and Katherine Koegler
- The MBA Jungle B-School Survival Guide by Jon Housman
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.