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

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Please note: The below information is for summer 2015 and is no longer valid.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

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

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

Welcome Undergrads!

Hello! We’re glad you’re here. Whether starting off your freshman year or returning as an upperclassman, you already know that Wharton holds infinite possibilities. It’s where you come to examine ideas, think strategically, and make an impact. With a flexible curriculum, 225+ world-renowned faculty, and a dynamic student community, you’ll have opportunitiesRead More