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“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
Jay Bishen, WG’22, reflects on his internship at the Development Finance Corporation, a U.S. government agency.
Investing in Emerging Markets One Social Enterprise at a Time
Coming from the Arizona desert and far from loved ones and all things familiar, Jake Rodin, W’23, didn’t know what to expect when he arrived at Penn. His Wharton cohort gave him a community, and he‘s paying that forward.
From Cow Penning to Penn: How This Undergraduate Found His Community
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
Caroline Culmo, W’24, C’24 discusses how her impact investing experience at the Fund for Health helped her learn about the private sector’s role in reimagining health equity.
How Working With the Fund for Health Reshaped My Understanding of Health Equity
Wharton students share tips about interning at Facebook, Comcast, and Quicken Loans at the first Data Days Conference.
How To Land a Data Science Internship
Meet Ileri Akinnola, one of two recipients of Wharton’s inaugural Applied Neuroscience and Business Analytics Summer Undergraduate Internship for Underrepresented Students.
How Wharton Is Growing Diversity in Neuroscience
Lizbeth Nunez, WG’22, reflects on her internship with Firework Ventures — an impact venture capital firm co-founded by alum Ashley Bittner, WG’13, that invests in future-of-work companies.
Investing to Impact the Future of Work
Sophia Chang, W’24, C’24, reflects on her internship with the Penn Medicine – Wharton Fund for Health and how this experience can make a meaningful impact in Philadelphia.
What I Learned About Impact Investing for the Social Determinants of Health
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