Student Perspective: Testing a Scale-up Strategy in Sierra Leone

Freetown surprised me. Freetown mesmerized me. Even having previously lived and worked in Africa, I arrived for the summer colored by media portrayals of disease and suffering in Sierra Leone. What I found was a city of poverty, inequalities and inconsistencies yes, but also of beauty, serenity and hope. HighRead More

Student Perspective: Redefining Local Produce in Detroit, Creating Solutions for Small Urban Farmers

Sophomore Serena Bia, C’18, reflects on her summer experience managing a rooftop farm in Detroit, Michigan where she conducted research on how to maintain an economically viable small urban farm. Her work was supported through Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s summer internship funding. Detroit is no longer a one-industry town relying on automobile production—theRead More

Student Perspective: Why I Pursue Business with a Purpose

Jenna Gebel, a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton, wrote about her summer internship working in sustainability at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters. I will never forget the moment when I found out I was accepted to the Coca-Cola Office of Sustainability internship program. Sitting in my MBA corporate finance class, I quickly glanced atRead More

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Please note: The below information is for summer 2015 and is no longer valid.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

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