Wharton Stories: Public Sector/Nonprofit

In the wake of the SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action, Xavier Shankle, W’24, told the White House they needed to do something, and they did.

The Advocate: An Undergrad Fosters Educational Equity

A new Wharton course serves low-income taxpayers and provides students with experiential learning.

From the Classroom to the Community: ABCS Course Helps Philly File Taxes

“During your time at Wharton, you are a part of the broader Philadelphia community, and your actions have an impact while you’re here. Take a deep look at what issues exist, especially on a local level. Decide to take a stance on something.” — Tvisha Malik, W’23

Wharton Welcomes All to Get Out the Vote at Penn

“In recent years, our students have challenged us to do more to prepare them for the new realities of leadership, which involve creating and sustaining diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.” – Stephanie Creary, Associate Professor of Management

Wharton Welcomes Two New Majors and Concentrations: DEI and ESGB

“We have a read to admit philosophy, which means that in every application we are looking for reasons to admit you and not reasons to deny you. We are looking for your best day and not your worst.” – Blair Mannix, Director of Admissions

Application Tips from the MBA Admissions Committee

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

Matthew Caulfield, W’16, GW’20, transferred to Wharton in his sophomore year and stayed to pursue a PhD in Ethics and Legal Studies. His involvement in election tech research has made him a spokesperson at national conferences.

PhD Candidate Matthew Caulfield Became an Election Technology Expert — As an Undergrad

“What we were finding was that we were onto something big and something different, something that wasn’t just confined to my community, Tarkwa Breman, alone.”

How This Penn Alum Is Revitalizing Education and Healthcare Through Cocoa Farms in Ghana

A self-proclaimed “data nerd,” Ajjit Narayanan, C’19 worked on an urban analytics project through Wharton Social Impact’s WISE Fellowship throughout his time at Penn. Seeing tangible social impact outcomes, he decided to make the project the basis for his senior thesis and career.

Why I Decided to Turn My Urban Analytics Fellowship into a Thesis and Full-Time Job

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student