Wharton Stories: Public Sector/Nonprofit

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

While there are many student consulting groups and various feminist organizations on Penn’s campus, Becca Bean, C’21, W’21, and Sarina Divan, W’21, saw a gap in the intersection between the two and started a club to fill it.

Wharton Sophomores’ New Gender Balance Consulting Club Is the First of Its Kind

An eye-opening internship in Bangalore took Stephanie Wu, W’20, through the history of women’s roles in Indian society, and to the forefront of how those roles are changing today.

What This Undergrad Learned During an Internship Empowering Women Supervisors in a Bangalore Garment Factory

Last semester, four undergraduate Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellows dove into WIRED, a first-of-its-kind impact investing database.

Social Impact Fellows Examine the Ins and Outs of Impact Investing

Christian Butts, W’18, explains how he balanced his interests inside and outside the classroom with a variety of work experiences and research opportunities at Penn.

Do What You Enjoy: Recent Wharton Graduate Shares What Kept Him Grounded

Transferring to Penn in his sophomore year, Will Welland, W’19, quickly found a community in the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative Student Group. Now entering his final year, he’s excited to lead the group as president.

How This Wharton Undergrad is Rallying the Next Generation of Public Policy Trailblazers

Social entrepreneur Peter Wang Hjemdahl, W’19, tells what he learned as a Hult Prize regional finalist with rePurpose.

6 Lessons Learned From a Wharton Undergrad’s Social Entrepreneurial Journey

As Director of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green’s Erica Lock Munsky, W’04, helps early-stage social change leaders get the support and community they need to start and scale. Interviewed by Megan Foo, W’19

Building and Nurturing a Community of Social Entrepreneurs to Change the Status Quo for Good

Aidan Thornton, W’17, wasn’t sure about his path until he conducted research with Prof. Susan Wachter into real estate finance through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

How the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Helped This Undergrad Discover Passion for Real Estate Finance