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“While this program is a challenge, it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll make lifelong friends, join the world’s largest business school alumni network, and learn more than you thought possible.” – Maria Devassy, WG’23
How This Tech Industry Expert Found Value in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives
“Penn is a shockingly supportive place for an adventure like this. The plethora of resources for the whole community is staggering. If they can’t get something directly, the second-degree connections will take care of it. It surprised me in the best way possible.” – Ryan Torres W’25
Undergraduate to Cycle World’s Highest Volcano to Raise Funds for Cycling Access
“A Wharton MBA comes with the opportunity to explore without failure.” – Maria Nikopoulos
From Engineer to International Investor: Making the Most of your MBA Internships
Emily Grossarth, C’24, W’24, may be a beach girl but she’s no beach bum. She founded the Penn Surf Club and runs a surf school for young girls in her Jersey hometown.
‘Surf Club Girl’ Is Riding the Waves at Penn
While the plan may have changed for Zöe Patterson, W’23, this first-generation, low-income student is staying true to her identity through her campus activities.
Undergrad Says Arrivederci to Direct Paths and Buongiorno to Blazing Her Own
Stacy Shimanuki, C’24, W’24, writes about her summer working on a Wharton Social Impact Research Experience project on the financial inclusion of migrant workers in Singapore.
Spending a Summer in Singapore To Conduct Social Impact Research
The Global Youth Program revamped its high school offerings this summer by combining vibrant online learning with community support.
Bringing the Wharton Experience to High Schoolers Around the World
Environmental advocate Brandon Nguyen, W’21, C’21, reflects on a trip to Tromsø, Norway earlier this year. He was the only undergraduate student from North America to present his research at the Arctic Frontiers Student Forum.
The Intersection of Advocacy and Academia: How Wharton Took Me to the Arctic
Daniel Wu, WG’20, and Ada Zhang, WG’21, are leading volunteer efforts across the Wharton community to collect medical supplies for their home country of China.
How Wharton EMBA Students Are Making a Difference in the Coronavirus Outbreak
Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”
How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry
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