Wharton Stories: Community

Return on Equality Week is now One Wharton Week. Both a celebration and an examination of diversity at Wharton, the event will build community and dialogue with lectures, workshops, panels, and cultural events for MBA students from February 12 to 15.

How One Wharton Week Celebrates Diversity and Opens Dialogue

“Lots of people don’t get these opportunities and I’m not going to waste mine, not for myself but for all those who don’t have these life-changing opportunities. I can have an impact or make a difference in someone’s life.”

From Jamaica to Wharton: How This Undergrad Seized Upon Every Opportunity in His Path

Swati Patel, WG’18, gives the top financial advice learned by Common Cents, the MBA personal finance organization she founded at Wharton.

What “Common Cents” Can Teach MBAs About Personal Finance

The great thing about Wharton is that it allows you to explore different interests and activities. By no means do you need to come to college already having your future planned out.

This undergrad is still deciding what she wants to do with her business education – and that’s okay!

Eric Tse, W’18, shares how he brought together top Chinese leaders and 1,500 students from more than 85 cities across the country and the globe for the Penn Wharton China Summit. Now he is continuing to create connections with China as a Schwarzman Scholar and CEO of an international employment firm.

How This Schwarzman Scholar Founded America’s Largest Student-Organized Summit on China

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

When Shawn Xu, WG’19, G’19, chose to go to Wharton, many of his friends from Silicon Valley were against it. Now, he is more convinced than ever that he made the right choice.

Why This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Chose to Go to Business School

Christopher Richardson is interested in marketing, retail, and entertainment and hopes to work with a marketing agency in a position that allows him to combine his analytical and creative halves

How This Undergrad Is Exploring His Diverse Interests

Helping to build Uber’s Middle Eastern office from the ground up gave Carl Madi, WG’17, a firsthand look at how a successful startup takes off. Wharton’s MBA Program allowed him to understand the business decisions behind it.

How Business School Allowed This MBA to See His Startup Experience Through a New Lens

MBA programs begin and end with interviews. From admissions to recruiting, there are countless interviews in between. As an InSITE Philadelphia fellow, Swati Patel, WG’18, recently experienced sitting at the other side of the table when she conducted interviews for the next class of InSITE Fellows. Here’s what she learned.

MBA Student Gives Interviewing Advice From the Other Side of the Table