Wharton Stories: Student Profiles

Business is not a common major for pre-law students, but Nick Hamilton picked Wharton to prepare him for law school.

This Philly Native Chose Business School and a BS in Economics to Pursue Pre-Law

Looking at Jason Fan’s accolades — student-athlete, future real estate analyst — you wouldn’t know those weren’t predetermined paths.

Through Trial and Error, This Wharton Undergraduate Found His Own Path

Ben Kreuzer, W’22, was looking for a course to fulfill a cross-cultural perspective requirement, but the music class ended up sparking a passion for jazz, a love for discovering new music, and a habit of buying record albums at estate sales.

From an Elective to a Newfound Appreciation

Sharon Luo, W’23, is not entirely sure what she wants to do, but she hopes to pursue a career that allows her to combine her interests in finance, media, and technology.

An Undergrad Shares Her Favorite Things About Penn and Wharton

Stacy Shimanuki, C’24, W’24, writes about her summer working on a Wharton Social Impact Research Experience project on the financial inclusion of migrant workers in Singapore.

Spending a Summer in Singapore To Conduct Social Impact Research

Caroline Culmo, W’24, C’24 discusses how her impact investing experience at the Fund for Health helped her learn about the private sector’s role in reimagining health equity.

How Working With the Fund for Health Reshaped My Understanding of Health Equity

Maggie Tang, W’22, is avidly pursuing her interest in hospitality at Wharton, from starting a food podcast to writing honors theses on fostering creativity and positive culture in high-end restaurants.

This Michelin Star Restaurant Intern Is Pairing Her Passion for Food With Business

“Improv is a life tool that every student needs to empower them to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Meera Menon, W’20, and Philip Chen, W’20, winners of the President’s Engagement Prize.

Empowering Philadelphia Youth with Improv Skills

Marlene Avitia, WG’20, says, “Diversity is important because it provides new perspectives. Wharton embraces inclusivity and creates a melting pot of people in the EMBA cohorts.”

How Diversity Adds Value to Wharton’s EMBA Program for this Strategy Executive

Tanusri Balla, a senior in the M&T Program, shared how being a Wharton 101 TA and Co-Chair of Wharton Council enabled her to positively impact the freshman experience.

How This Undergrad Revamped the Club Recruitment Process for Wharton Freshmen