Summer of Impact: Internship and Funding Opportunities

Please note: The below information is for summer 2015 and is no longer valid. Access the most recent opportunities for summer 2019. The summer internship is a crucial part of the business school experience. Spring break may be in the recent past, but have you secured your summer plans yet? Here’s howRead More

With Turner Social Impact Society, Student Leaders Emerge

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Turner Social Impact Society, a group of 20 undergraduates poised to become the world’s next great social impact leaders. The Turner Social Impact Society, developed and launched for the 2014-2015 school year, is a close-knit community of students united byRead More

Passion, Action, and Inspiration: a Personal Look at Social Entrepreneurship

Senior Jongmin Jeon reflects on his experience at Asia Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), an impact investment firm based in Singapore. Thailand rice farmers, Singaporean ex-convicts, Malaysian juveniles, Philippines native inhabitants, Indonesian uniform knitters -these are beneficiaries of social enterprises that I came across last year. As the list goes on and on,Read More

Thinking through the Student-University Relationship: 5 Lessons on Student Engagement

Stephanie Kim, Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s Manager of Community Impact, walks through her process of developing, refining, and growing a fellowship program built with students in mind. “The Wharton Social Impact Initiative exists first and foremost because students demanded it.” WSII Managing Director Sherryl Kuhlman told me this my first day onRead More

Student Perspective: Capacity Building in the Social Sector

Lena Backe, C’15, was a summer social impact fellow with WSII; she received funding and support to work in San Francisco. In today’s blog post, she shares her experience consulting for a branch of the enduring national nonprofit, Meal on Wheels.  Capacity building. This buzzword is frequently thrown around the 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

Student Perspective: Reflections on “Dollars and Change”

An undergraduate Social Impact Fellow recaps a recent segment of Dollars and Change, featuring social entrepreneurship professor and impact strategist Diana Ayton-Shenker.  The October 23rd show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Other guests included Nick Ryan of Worn Again, Topher Wilkins of Opportunity Collaboration, and Benjamin Stone, co-founder of Dollar A Day. “We’reRead More

Social Impact Society launches at Wharton

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Turner Social Impact Society, a new opportunity for undergraduate students.  The Turner Social Impact Society (TSIS) is a community of students united by their shared passion for making a difference, and their commitment to gaining the skills and knowledge to doRead More