Wharton Stories: Undergrad

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

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

Vibhav Jagwani, W’20, E’20, shares his summer internship experience at a startup and how the M&T curriculum helped him prepare.

What This Undergrad Learned About Mortgage Tech While Interning for a Blockchain Startup

Erin Lomboy, W’21, shares takeaways from the Wharton Industry Exploration Program to Los Angeles on how students can make the most of their resources and look beyond traditional career paths.

3 Lessons This Undergrad Learned from Arts and Entertainment Leaders in Los Angeles

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

Evite CEO Victor Cho, W’93, and VP Jay Neuman learned what Wharton and Penn student teams discovered about their company’s data at the Datathon finale.

WCAI Datathon Student Finalists Present Their Data Findings to Evite

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

The 2019 Wharton Women Business Conference brought female students together to discuss how to achieve their goals in an ever-changing professional landscape.

3 Ways to Empower Women and Tackle Gender Inequity in the Workplace