Thomas Caleel, director of MBA admissions at Penn's Wharton School since April, 2005, is a busy man. Each year, he reads 6,000 applications—every single one Wharton receives—and this year he will be making recruiting stops in more than two dozen countries across the globe.
Caleel is a Penn alumnus twice over—he received his MBA from Wharton in 2003, and a B.A. in International Relations from Penn in 1994. He worked at the Silicon Valley private equity firm Cagan McAfee Capital Partners before joining the admissions office of his alma mater.