Wharton Stories: Clubs

Julianne Goodman tells how a Passion Project grant is helping her develop her own ice cream menu — and why Wharton tastes like spicy espresso chocolate.

How This Wharton Undergraduate Is Pursuing Her Passion for Homemade Ice Cream

Return on Equality Week is now One Wharton Week. Both a celebration and an examination of diversity at Wharton, the event will build community and dialogue with lectures, workshops, panels, and cultural events for MBA students from February 12 to 15.

How One Wharton Week Celebrates Diversity and Opens Dialogue

“Lots of people don’t get these opportunities and I’m not going to waste mine, not for myself but for all those who don’t have these life-changing opportunities. I can have an impact or make a difference in someone’s life.”

From Jamaica to Wharton: How This Undergrad Seized Upon Every Opportunity in His Path

Swati Patel, WG’18, gives the top financial advice learned by Common Cents, the MBA personal finance organization she founded at Wharton.

What “Common Cents” Can Teach MBAs About Personal Finance

Tala Al Jabri, WG’18, came to Wharton so she could create financial opportunity in the Middle East. When she attended the Future Investment Initiative, she found doors already opening. Here’s her story.

What This MBA Student Learned at a Financial Summit in Her Home Country of Saudi Arabia

Helping to build Uber’s Middle Eastern office from the ground up gave Carl Madi, WG’17, a firsthand look at how a successful startup takes off. Wharton’s MBA Program allowed him to understand the business decisions behind it.

How Business School Allowed This MBA to See His Startup Experience Through a New Lens

Second-year doctoral student Esther Uduehi, president of the Wharton Society for the Advancement of Women in Business Academia, talks about life as a PhD student.

Building Community and Connection with Women in Business Academia

Huntsman Program student Jonathan Lahdo, C’20, W’20, grew up in Dubai, UAE, to Syrian and Lebanese parents. At Wharton and Penn, he’s not only gaining the business and language skills to make a difference after graduation, but he’s also involved in student and community organizations to make a difference now.

How an Undergrad Club Is Empowering Refugees in the Philadelphia Community and in the World at Large

“My classmates continue to amaze me. They prove that however busy you are, you can still give back. All it takes is some planning and organization.”

How This Technologist is Rallying Classmates to Give Back to Local Communities

Wharton Social Impact Initiative takes an approach to social impact that’s distinctly Wharton. Our focus: building the evidence base for social impact with research, and growing the talent pipeline for future social impact leaders.

5 Ways to Get Involved in Social Impact This Semester