Wharton Stories: Electives

Diversity experts from Deloitte, the NBA, and Jones Day joined Prof. Stephanie Creary to discuss how innovative organizations are evolving in response to movements like #MeToo and #TakeAKnee.

How Business Leaders Build Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord

Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed talks about the conversation that led him to become a business professor and how he brings both research and rap into the classroom.

Prof. Samir Nurmohamed on Teaching at Wharton and the Best Advice He Received During His Education

How Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed’s research on motivation and storytelling applies to everything from insect-based foods to motivating call center workers to teaching Wharton students.

Lessons From Prof. Samir Nurmohamed’s Research on Motivation, Underdogs, and Storytelling

M&T student Parth Chopra W’18, E’18, reflects on his eye-opening experience at the University of Edinburgh.

Advice on Studying Abroad From an Undergrad Who Never Thought He Would

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!

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

Wharton undergrad Isabel Solares balances a French minor and membership on the Wharton Retail Club Board with her concentrations in finance and marketing.

How This Wharton Student Follows Her Interests in Fashion and Liberal Arts

Tonjanika Smith takes advantage of diverse opportunities in the undergraduate program, from classes in other Penn schools to a Wharton International Program trip to Morocco and Portugal.

How This Undergrad Takes Advantage of Diverse Opportunities at Wharton and Penn

Matthew Kim came to Wharton for skills to make an impact. “Ultimately, I hope to use my business education to make meaningful, long-term change in the world,” he said. “As broad as this may sound, I believe that my education has equipped me with the tools I need to not only critically analyze social issues, but also develop feasible solutions that can be enacted effectively.”

How Wharton and Penn Challenge This Undergrad, and Why Perseverance Matters