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Derek Zhao, WG’20, shares the steps he took to represent WIVA, a Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellowship that mirrors typical investment fund activities, in a last minute meeting with an entrepreneur.

How I Prepared for a CEO Meeting in Less Than 14 Hours

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

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

The More Than Ever Tour Brings the Classroom Experience to Alumni

Marty Pendleton, WG’20, says the Venture drove home important leadership lessons about inspiring your team, empowering people, and collecting good intelligence.

4 Lessons This Former Navy Officer Learned from a Leadership Venture to Gettysburg

Sam Brown, WG’20, is a WISE Fellow under Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA). She shares her top three takeaways about impact investing as a result of her experience.

3 Impact Investing Lessons from the WIVA Project

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

First-year MBA student Ankit Girdhar, WG’20, reflects on his WISE Fellowship. As he learns, sometimes matching supply and demand isn’t as easy as one might think.

How a Nonprofit Can Become a “Boundary Spanner” to Help Alleviate Poverty in Philadelphia

Although Jamey Jeff, WG’10, and Victor Belfor, WG’13, graduated in different years and on different coasts, they were connected by a Wharton EMBA newsletter that inspired their partnership to help mutual clients.

How the Wharton Network is Adding Value for Two EMBA Alumni on Different Coasts