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“Having all of these people in one place, with the same mindset, and having an opportunity to talk to them is something that you wouldn’t just get by going to school and going to class and going to club meetings.” – Aashika Vishwanath, C’24

Data Drives Humanity at Wharton & Penn Engineering’s Women in Data Sciences Conference

“I was looking for a solid, rigorous foundation in management, strategy, operations, and finance to help me make a larger impact in healthcare.” – Dr. Luke Day, WG’24

Advancing Healthcare Leadership in Wharton’s EMBA Program

“Keep sacred space for family connection… that’s really important for anyone who’s going to pursue business with their family,” Hannah Diop, WG’09.

How a Wharton Family is Disrupting the Beauty Industry

Founded in 1975, Black Wharton Undergraduate Association is an undergraduate student club at Wharton with more than 150 active members from all four class years and Penn’s four undergraduate schools.

Black Wharton: Empowering Excellence at Penn

“I honestly created some of the best memories I’ve had at Penn, and the program helped me realize that leadership comes in so many different contexts, not just in classrooms and clubs, but in everyday life too.” — Bonnie Li, W’25

Navigating Wharton with the Leadership Compass

“Creating Pairfect has been the most meaningful experience I have had since coming to Wharton, and it was only through the people in this community that I was able to build this service…I am able to realize my dream of creating something in this often misunderstood intersection of social work and business.” – Annie Xu, WG’24

Investing in Love: Wharton’s “Pairfect” Match

“These are people with families, jobs, and lives, and they’re doing this program for the right reasons. They take the course content and immediately weave it into their professional and even personal lives – that’s what it’s all about.” – Professor Peter Fader

Why Prof. Peter Fader Loves Teaching Executive MBA Students

“We are building courses to inspire, to raise awareness that the finance industry is one that anyone can navigate with the right exposure, the correct skill sets. That’s why AltFinance is great for Wharton, and vice versa for our HBCU participants.” – Dr. Burcu Esmer, Academic Director of the AltFinance Institute and Senior Lecturer of Finance at Wharton

Dollars and Sense: How Wharton and AltFinance Carve New Opportunity

“I applied to Wharton as an international student, so I understand that it’s always more helpful talking to someone that’s been in your shoes. I think having this programming is a great way for prospective students from Africa or of African descent to engage with other Africans at Wharton and ask specific questions about our MBA experience.” — Aramide Akinkugbe, WG24

Celebrating 30 Years of the Wharton Africa Business Forum

“I realized how extraordinary the past several months have been. The people I’ve interacted with, the insights I’ve gained, and the places I’ve visited are simply remarkable.” – Julian Fields-Jackson, W’27

A Wharton First-Year’s Reflection