Wharton Stories

“If she’s going to be on Zoom every day, she needs lots of outfits and she needs lots of jewelry that’s affordable. So we’ve seen that product shift.”

Rebecca Minkoff: Tailoring to Customers During a Pandemic

Hicham Zahr, WG’16, credits the knowledge, confidence, and friends he gained at Wharton with helping him achieve his career goal of becoming a strategy leader.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Computer Scientist Transition to Consulting

“This is work that is ongoing. We continue to both advocate and support our students and educate the broader Penn community about the issues and the nuances of the Latinx community.”

LatinX Student Forum Opens Discussion on COVID, Election Anxiety, and Unprecedented Challenges

“Every single dollar that people donate, I’m giving right back out to nonprofits that we care about.”

How MBA Student Ben Berman’s “Pizza Drops” Raised $15,000 for Local Charities

After deciding that the GRE was a better fit than the GMAT, Daniel Salazar, WG’21, says his study strategy involved “practice, practice, and more practice.”

Advice from an Engineer on Studying for the GRE

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Prof. Quinetta Connally Roberson joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss the differences between the often-combined ideas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how to overcome the hurdles that often derail company DEI efforts.

Race and Work 2020: Why Companies Should Look Beyond Traditional Diversity Training to Establish Lasting DEI Initiatives

Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean Katherine Klein interviews Thilan Tudor — a Penn Med student — about why he joined an impact investing program and what he learned from researching a promising electric vehicle startup.

Integrating Medical School, Impact Investing, and Electric Vehicles

Sarah Hassaine, WG’21, advocates to bring more voices to the table to promote cultures with positive morale and higher engagement.

How this EMBA Student is Making an Impact in Diversity and Inclusion

Natalie Nielson Edwards, WG’18, joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss how diversity work has evolved in 2020 and the role that both individuals and companies play in contributing to the movement.

Race and Work 2020: “Embracing the Middle” and Engaging in Challenging Conversations About Race