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Jess Stokes, WG’21, and Wei Wei, a student in the Graduate School of Education, worked on a WISE Fellowship project with the Philadelphia Zoo to grow their student science program — and expand their impact.
Saving the Planet Through Education With the Philadelphia Zoo
Federico Mele, WG’20, received the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize last year. He reflects on how the opportunity allowed him to scale his organization and build a powerful network all over the world.
The Global Network That’s Helping Me Scale My Nonprofit
Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2020 semester.
7 Ways for Students to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester
Erik Lampmann, L‘20, reflects on his experience exploring the opposite side of the social sector as a Lipman Fellow.
Why I Became a Lipman Fellow & What I’ve Learned
Learn about Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s student programs, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.
Welcome Back to Campus: 7 Social Impact Programs for Student Changemakers
Kathryn Gardner, L’20, WG’20 reflects on her WISE Fellowship with the Social Impact Accelerator, where she analyzed an innovative business model that helps a local staffing company tackle homelessness.
How a Staffing Company Can Tackle Pressing Social Issues
A self-proclaimed “data nerd,” Ajjit Narayanan, C’19 worked on an urban analytics project through Wharton Social Impact’s WISE Fellowship throughout his time at Penn. Seeing tangible social impact outcomes, he decided to make the project the basis for his senior thesis and career.
Why I Decided to Turn My Urban Analytics Fellowship into a Thesis and Full-Time Job
Derek Zhao, WG’20, shares the steps he took to represent WIVA, a Wharton Social Impact program that mirrors typical investment fund activities, in a last-minute meeting with an entrepreneur.
How I Prepared for a CEO Meeting in Less Than 14 Hours
Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.
How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color
Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.
6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester
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