Wharton Stories: Interdisciplinary

As we begin a new year, we recall some of the most outstanding achievements, memorable people, and trailblazing initiatives that left an impact on the Wharton community in 2017.

2017: The Wharton Year in Review

When Shawn Xu, WG’19, G’19, chose to go to Wharton, many of his friends from Silicon Valley were against it. Now, he is more convinced than ever that he made the right choice.

Why This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Chose to Go to Business School

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

After more than six years as a Special Forces medical sergeant, Thomas Cavett, WG’18, G’18, came to Wharton to work on the launch of an innovative traumatic injury detection device.

How This Lauder Vet Is Working to Create Life-Saving Devices for the Military

Kicking off its sixth season on September 19, the University-wide competition challenges student teams to propose commercial applications for emerging technologies developed by Penn professors.

How the Y-Prize Competition Marries Invention and Entrepreneurship

Ryan Galea, a first-year student in the three-year Carey JD/MBA program, reflects on how a semester in the Wharton Social Impact fellowship helped him gain a greater understanding of impact investing, and his own career.

Applying a Legal Lens to Impact Investing

The Wharton Innovation Doctoral Symposium will bring together doctoral students from different business-related disciplines and different parts of the world to discuss their developing research constructively.

New Doctoral Symposium to Increase Dialogue on Innovation Research

Why Ellen Hahm, C’12, WG’19, G’19, and Amy Kim, WG’19, G’19, chose to join the inaugural class for the Lauder Korean language immersion, part of the Asia and Southeast Asia Program.

MBA/MA Students Join Lauder’s First Korean Language Program

Aidan Thornton, W’17, wasn’t sure about his path until he conducted research with Prof. Susan Wachter into real estate finance through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

How the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Helped This Undergrad Discover Passion for Real Estate Finance

Impact Investing Exchange founder and Oslo Business for Peace honoree Durreen Shahnaz, WG’95, talks about her transition from corporate finance to impact investing and the need to create more access to economic opportunities for women in Asia.

How Durreen Shahnaz Created a Social Capital Market in Asia