Alumni Perspective: How Universities Can Create Positive Social Change

This past June, Turner Social Impact Society member Will Slotznick, C’17, traveled to Cartagena, Columbia to represent Penn’s Digital Seeds Program at the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA). The convention brought together academic communities from across the Western Hemisphere to share their experiences with actionable research for socialRead More

Alumni Perspective: Building Community through Pro Bono Consulting

Every year, hundreds of alumni volunteers support the life-enriching work of nonprofits via their work with PennPAC – a network of pro bono alumni consulting, staffed by graduates from every school of the University of Pennsylvania.   Wharton grads Austin Chang W’12 and Andrea Gural WG ’94 shared their experience for the Wharton SocialRead More

Alumni Perspective: Teaming up with law school students to pitch a social enterprise

Vasco Bilbao-Bastida, a recent graduate of the Wharton MBA/MA joint degree Lauder Program, shares his experience working with law school students to pitch a social enterprise addressing access to justice as part of LawWithoutWalls. Beyond its clear impact in congressional bills and Supreme Court cases, the rule of law alsoRead More

Alumni Impact Story: Davis Smith, WG’11, G’11

When I was in undergrad, I read an article in the student newspaper that changed the trajectory of my life. The story told of a successful entrepreneur who sold his business and moved with his wife to the Philippines. They bought a large colonial mansion, but not for themselves. TheyRead More