Virtual Committees are dedicated to reaching students in areas around the world where there are a limited number of local alumni interviewers. In select geographic markets where our local interview committees are currently at capacity (e.g., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco), new alumni interviewers will find themselves automatically assigned to a Virtual Committee based on their undergraduate Penn school.
In other cases, special Virtual Committees are constructed to interview all applicants to a particular program at Penn (e.g., M&T). Alumni Interviewers may request to join a specialty committee by contacting the Interview Program.
Virtual Committees conduct interviews via Skype, Google Hangout, or over the phone, and enjoy the convenience of speaking with prospective students from the comfort of their home. Furthermore, Admissions Officers learn more about students who wouldn't otherwise receive an interview.
If a Virtual Committee interviewer is interested in being placed on a committee for a different Penn school, or would like to interview applicants from a specific international location, this can be noted in the "Comments" section of the membership application form, or can be shared with the Interview Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current local interviewers who would like to join a Virtual Committee may also contact the Interview Program office.