Chelsea Frehulfer, Admissions Counselor

Chelsea Frehulfer

Academic Background

West Point, BS
The Wharton School, MBA

Area of Expertise

Translating military experience to your application, navigating school with a family, and guiding career transitions.

Work Experience

After graduating from West Point, Chelsea served as an Army Engineer officer in Alaska for five years, spending one year doing construction management in Iraq. She continued her military time working in logistics and then managing a human resources team. After leaving the military, Chelsea spent a year volunteering in the Philippines, running a professional training center and life-coaching deaf young adults and inmates before attending Wharton. She spent her Wharton summer as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company (summer associate).

Chelsea also coached a high school cross-country ski team in Anchorage.

A little more in-depth

What I like most about being a Stratus MBA Admissions Counselor:

I love guiding others to discover what they are capable of accomplishing and then watching them succeed.

3 Random Facts:

  • I hate heights but occasionally jumped out of planes in the Army.
  • I once convinced my athletic husband to ski a 100-mile race through remote Alaska with me to culminate his first year of skiing. Only once.
  • Growing up, my family’s claim to fame was earning a plaque by visiting all (then) 64 Minnesota State Parks.

Blogs by Chelsea

MBAnalysis Blog: Mixing Babies and B-School: Can You Do It? (Spoiler: You Can!) 2/2

Part II: Doing Babies and b-school can mix. I had a great experience as an MBA mom, but it required some trials and re-calibration to make it work. I know mamas who initially left their babies behind at the advice of others; a mentality that B-school isn’t for babies. Others find they have competing requirements

MBAnalysis Blog: Mixing Babies and B-School: Can You Do It? (Spoiler: You Can!) 1/2

Harold: I'm not a mother and it is something I can never I've asked my colleague Chelsea to share her thoughts on mixing motherhood and an MBA. (written by an MBA mom, Wharton '16) Part I: Planning At 29, an Army Veteran, and bringing a husband of six years, I was a bit above

Creating That Killer Wharton Essay

  The legendary cylindrical tower edging Locust walk houses Wharton, a business school with a history of shaping the minds and clarifying the values of top business leaders. Wharton prides itself on team work, leadership, and instilling lessons of self-reflection and growth into the Learning Team—a group of six students placed together during pre-term to

6 Insider Insights for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

Prepare for your Wharton TEAM BASED DISCUSSION What to do when you receive that coveted email inviting you to the Wharton team-based discussion (TBD). *This content has been updated for the 2018-19 admissions season. I applied to Wharton knowing the application process. Still, when I received that coveted email inviting me to the team-based discussion