Wharton Stories: Leadership

The impact of the Beijing-based center and research fund has been far-reaching on campus and in China.

Three Years On: A Look at the Penn Wharton China Center

Christian Butts, W’18, explains how he balanced his interests inside and outside the classroom with a variety of work experiences and research opportunities at Penn.

Do What You Enjoy: Recent Wharton Graduate Shares What Kept Him Grounded

Soft skills like public speaking add unexpected value for Dr. John Chou, WG’19, in the Wharton MBA Program for Executives.

Wharton Resources That Helped This Doctor Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

M&T junior Kristen Tilley, W’19, SEAS’19, describes the leadership lessons she learned on a Wharton Leadership Venture Sailing Expedition in the Caribbean.

What This Undergrad Learned about Her Leadership Style While Sailing in the Caribbean

Karan Dhruve, WG’18, came to Wharton for leadership experience to further his career in consulting. Wharton Dance Studio is one of the ways he gained it.

How Wharton Dance Studio Helped This MBA Grow as a Manager

“When I came to college, I knew that I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to study here, and I always felt the responsibility to give back to others.”

Social Impact, Swimming, and Business: How This Wharton Senior Juggles Her Eclectic Passions

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Mary Barra, CEO of GM.

8 Insights on Leadership from GM CEO Mary Barra and the Wharton People Analytics Conference

An accomplished mountaineer who has reached the North Pole, the South Pole, and all of the Seven Summits, Lei Wang, WG’03, spoke to a packed audience at Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing about how to reach your highest potential.

How a Wharton Expedition Inspired This MBA Alumna to Complete the 7+2 Adventure Grand Slam

Why These Wharton Faculty Love Teaching in San Francisco

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days