Wharton Stories

Since 2012, IDDEAS@Wharton has been a pathway for undergraduate students of all backgrounds to enter the world of business research.

Building a Diverse Pipeline for Business Faculty

“I was able to talk to so many people by the time I got to the actual sitting down and interviewing I felt incredibly prepared.”

How I Navigated Virtual Recruiting and Secured My Summer Internship

Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), Zach Bradlow (W’22), and Ryan Gross, PhD student, worked together to come up with an innovative way that the NFL can improve their defense using real player data.

The Best Defense is a Good Data Set: Wharton Students Named Finalists in the NFL Big Data Bowl

The Lipman Family Prize rewards both nonprofits and Wharton students committed to making the world a better place.

A Decade of Doing Good: The Lipman Family Prize Celebrates 10 Years

Vineet Agarwal, WG’20, points to executive coaching and an innovation internship as examples of unexpected benefits.

Six Ways that Wharton’s EMBA Program Exceeded this Engineer’s Expectations

Hamid Hajian, WG’18, is using the knowledge, network, and confidence he gained in Wharton’s EMBA program to scale Zebel, a data analytics software company.

How Wharton is Helping this Engineer Build a Construction Technology Business

Jennifer Povlitz, WG’14, and Chris Pitzak, WG’07, say the shared EMBA experience creates a powerful alumni network.

Why So Many Wharton EMBA Alumni End Up Working Together

Leading economist and Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell discusses key findings from her new research on financial well-being among Black and Hispanic women.

Social Impact Faculty Spotlight: Professor Olivia S. Mitchell and Financial Well-Being

Sallie Wong, WG’19, who recently landed her dream job at LinkedIn, credits her classmates and career coaching with helping her realize her true potential and strengths.

How Wharton Helped this Finance Executive Achieve Her Career Goal

Matt Christensen, WG’97, global head of sustainable and impact investing at Allianz Global Investors, offers students advice on topics ranging from impact metrics to intentionality.

Constructing an Impact Portfolio? Consider These Questions