Wharton Stories: Students

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

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.

Students applied core concepts from their business courses to solve simulated challenges proposed by Vox Media during this immersive day-long competition.

Undergraduates Tackle Real Media Industry Challenges During This Year’s HuntsmanHacks

The Successful Transition and Empowerment Program’s emphasis on fostering connection and building four-year community helps it stand out from other pre-orientation programs.

3 Ways Wharton’s STEP Pre-Orientation Program Impacts Undergraduates After Freshman Year

Joseph Wharton Scholar Maggie Browdy, W’21, shares key takeaways from her visit to LinkedIn at the end of the Wharton Industry Exploration Program to San Francisco.

Lessons Learned from a Fireside Chat with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Adedotun Adejare, W’19, was inspired by his travel experiences at Wharton to pursue a Master’s degree as a Schwarzman Scholar in China.

Adedotun Adejare Prepares to Explore China’s Technology Hub as Schwarzman Scholar

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

The 2018 Wharton Sports Business Summit featured the growing business of e-sports, with President of Philadelphia Fusion Tucker Roberts, W’13, stating that there is “no ceiling on how big it can get.”

The Rise and Future of E-sports: 3 Insights from President of Philadelphia Fusion Tucker Roberts

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