Life at Wharton



Corey Metzman

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Hometown: Nashville, TN

Concentration: Operations and Information Management

Other Areas of Study: Dual degree with the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business

Interests: Rock climbing, scuba diving, ice skating, travel photography


About Me

One thing that Wharton does a great job of in the classroom is getting you to see issues from multiple perspectives. I am a dual major with Wharton and the Hunstman Program and through this, I’ve gotten to travel to Tanzania, Jordan, and Nicaragua. These travel opportunities have allowed me to understand what it’s like to live in a developing country. It’s allowed me apply what I learn in the classroom to a real life situation and see results. That understanding is a very important complement to the intellectual foundation we get at Wharton.

Extracurricular activities
Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board; Management 100 Teaching Assistant; Huntsman Program Student Advisory Board; Co-Chair, Wharton Undergraduate Social Impact Conference; Founder, Dorm Room Diplomacy; former member of Social Impact Consulting Group; former member of Penn for Youth Debate.

3 best things about Wharton

  • International opportunities
  • Faculty accessibility
  • Extracurricular activities

3 things I want to do in my life
Climb at least three of the Seven Summits, travel extensively and perhaps work abroad. Work in the public interest sector.

My favorite experience at Wharton/Penn
Serving on the Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (WAB) has definitely been the highlight of my campus experience. Not only have I been able to help improve academic life at Wharton through my work on the Social Impact and BizTalks initiatives, but I’ve also made some of my best friends at Penn through WAB. When you first get involved with WAB, the upperclassmen tell you that WAB is a family, and they’re absolutely right.

My "business and more" experience
The opportunity to take classes in the college (and in any of the graduate schools) is amazing. These classes have been some of my most enjoyable classes so far at Penn. I’ve taken classes about the following topics: The Politics of Online Social Networking, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Arabic language, Major Works in Spanish Literature, Spain and the European Union, and Comparative Capitalists Systems.

A Typical Day at a Glance

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  • At the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
    At the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
  • At Penn Convocation
    At Penn Convocation
  • At Zanzibar Beach with my Tanzania Team
    At Zanzibar Beach with my Tanzania Team
  • Doing the flower jump in Buenos Aires
    Doing the flower jump in Buenos Aires
  • In Nicaragua with Erika
    In Nicaragua with Erika
  • In Petra
    In Petra
  • Lounging in hammocks in Nicaragua
    Lounging in hammocks in Nicaragua
  • My research team in Nicaragua
    My research team in Nicaragua
  • On a desert safari in Dubai
    On a desert safari in Dubai
  • Spending New Year's Eve in Tanzania
    Spending New Year's Eve in Tanzania

3 cool things I’ve done in college

  • Travelled to Tanzania and Nicaragua to measure the social impact of development initiatives and socially responsible companies.
  • Spent a summer in Jordan studying Arabic.
  • Helped create a new concentration in Social Impact and Responsibility.