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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
Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.
9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact
Turner Social Impact Society member Stephanie Wu, W’20, consulted for Asociacion CREAR, an educational nonprofit in Costa Rica. Working on the ground in Costa Rica, she learned four important lessons about small nonprofits.
What I Learned About Small Nonprofits from an NGO in Costa Rica
Adedotun Adejare, W’19, was inspired by his travel experiences at Wharton to pursue a Master’s degree as a Schwarzman Scholar in China.
Adedotun Adejare Prepares to Explore China’s Technology Hub as Schwarzman Scholar
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