Wharton Stories: Students

“Natives at Penn is a very genuine and welcoming community. It is a small, tight knit group; and there, I felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable.” – Lauren McDonald

Two Native American Undergraduates Thrive at Wharton and in Business Education

The 1Gen Club was founded by two friends who wanted to grow community, allyship, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities for FGLI students at Wharton.

Building a Community for First-Generation, Low-Income Students

M&T grad Adya Aggarwal, W’22, EAS’22, shares impactful courses and opportunities from her time at Penn.

Innovative Classes Helped This Recent Wharton Grad Get the Most Out of Penn

“Transitioning from the military to business school can be a daunting process. Members of the Wharton Veterans Club made it their priority not just to see me succeed in my Wharton application, but to succeed in transitioning out of the military.” — Bing Bing Xie, WG’24

Meet the Wharton Veterans Club

“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

Handpicked by Google to lead their Developer Student Club at Penn, Sapphira Ching, W’24, also founded Penn’s first ESG innovation-driven club.

A Wharton Undergrad Pursues Passions for ESG and Innovation

Faculty across Wharton discuss greenwashing, Arctic ice caps, and more during Penn Climate Week.

Wharton Climate Prof Tackles Greenwashing and More

Senior Grace Hao has taken full advantage of exploring Philly and Penn’s campus and encourages others to do the same.

En Garde! Penn’s Fencing Captain Shares Her Favorite Things About Wharton and Philly

“Just be yourself! The TBD simulates a real-life experience working on a team as a Wharton student. It’s important to show how YOU best work in a team. Be flexible and adapt as necessary, but make sure to stay true to who you are in a team setting.” — Megan Emery, WG23

Get Ready: Second-Year MBA Students Give Advice On Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion (TBD)

“The members of my learning team came into Orientation Week as strangers to one another and left as a family… I left orientation feeling lucky that I get to embark on this journey with the support of my team and the class overall.” -Naquan Ishman, WG’24

An Inside Look at the Wharton MBA Program for Executives’ Orientation Week