Welcome MBA Class of 2016!

welcome to wharton

Welcome! The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time—and our team is especially excited to highlight the different opportunities for students interested in social impact.

Who are we? Wharton Social Impact Initiative — or WSII for short — strives to inspire, facilitate, and support the Wharton community in creating sustainable solutions with a focus on impact now. More and more, students turn to us to learn how to create financial and social value in their business careers. Last year was our busiest yet for social impact on campus.

By the numbers:

  • 50 students hired as Social Impact Fellows, resulting in 4,000 hours of student research and project work
  • 500+ students involved in social impact student clubs/activities at Wharton and Penn
  • 35+ social impact courses offered across 8 departments
  • $150,000 in internship funding provided last year
  • $160,000 in MBA loan forgiveness given through the Bendheim Fund

This afternoon, we shared who we are and what we do with a large portion of the incoming class. In case you missed the presentation, our website is the best resource to find opportunities for this school year— so get ready to be very very busy!

Here’s what you can do right now:

Still want to learn more?

Read our collection of Impact Stories to see real examples of students, alumni and faculty using their business acumen to do good while also doing well. Browse our blog throughout the semester for more information, student perspectives, and a weekly events round-up.

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