Wharton Stories: International

Federico Mele, WG’20, received the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize last year. He reflects on how the opportunity allowed him to scale his organization and build a powerful network all over the world.

The Global Network That’s Helping Me Scale My Nonprofit

Learning team members Tulika Jha, Gurvinder Singh, Morgan Fiddler, Joseph Magliarditi, Ramana Lokanathan, Colby Stilson, and Jeffrey Cho (all WG’19) credit Orientation, academic rigor, and the residency requirement for creating a collaborative environment.

Why Students Call Wharton’s EMBA Program a “Team Sport”

During Wharton’s EMBA program, Katherine Tan, WG’19, joined the Gates Foundation where she is achieving her goal of working at the “intersection of social impact and the private sector.”

How Wharton is Helping this Alumna Impact Global Development

“What we were finding was that we were onto something big and something different, something that wasn’t just confined to my community, Tarkwa Breman, alone.”

How This Penn Alum Is Revitalizing Education and Healthcare Through Cocoa Farms in Ghana

Misha Nasrollahzadeh, WG’20, recalls how a Global Modular Course in Ethiopia with her healthcare management class helped broaden her perspective on healthcare and innovation.

Lessons This Healthcare Management Student Took Away from a Trip to Ethiopia

Julian Gomez Faustino, WG’20, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives for its undiluted MBA and global focus.

Why This Chief Risk Officer Says Wharton Is Worth the Commute from Mexico City

Alexandru (Alex) Zanca, W’21, was originally a biochemistry major at Penn. Now, he’s concentrating in statistics at Wharton and pursuing his passion for promoting equity.

Why This Statistics Undergrad Spent Winter Break Volunteering in Washington, D.C.

“If I think about the two bigger economic issues than trade, they are market access and innovation — who’s going to control innovation in the 21st century.”

Dean Garrett on Why Trade Isn’t the Biggest Issue Between the U.S. and China

Prof. Hernandez explains why he wants students to be globally-minded managers and decision-makers — and how this differs from domestic affairs.

What Wharton Prof. Zeke Hernandez Wants EMBA Students to Learn about Global Strategy

Swati Chopra, WG’19, says mentorship is “critical” to encourage more women to pursue higher education and unlock their potential.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program and Mentorship are Helping this Student Achieve her Goals