Wharton Stories: Social Impact

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2020 semester.

7 Ways for Students to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.

9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact

“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

Learn about Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s student programs, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.

Welcome Back to Campus: 7 Social Impact Programs for Student Changemakers

Turner Social Impact Society member Stephanie Wu, W’20, consulted for Asociacion CREAR, an educational nonprofit in Costa Rica. Working on the ground in Costa Rica, she learned four important lessons about small nonprofits.

What I Learned About Small Nonprofits from an NGO in Costa Rica

From academic courses to extracurricular involvements and internships, Michelle Jaffee, W’19, ensured social impact shaped her time at Penn. She offers tips for students looking for impactful opportunities.

How I Found My Social Impact Path at Penn — and How You Can Find Yours

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

Alexandru (Alex) Zanca, W’21, was originally a biochemistry major at Penn. Now, he’s concentrating in statistics at Wharton and pursuing his passion for promoting equity.

Why This Statistics Undergrad Spent Winter Break Volunteering in Washington, D.C.

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.

6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

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