Wharton Stories: Internships

From playing rugby to landing an internship at LinkedIn and writing two children’s books, Emma Lonsdale used the resources of the university to maximize her time at Wharton.

How a Consultant Used Her Time at Wharton to Explore Personal and Career Interests

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days

MBA programs begin and end with interviews. From admissions to recruiting, there are countless interviews in between. As an InSITE Philadelphia fellow, Swati Patel, WG’18, recently experienced sitting at the other side of the table when she conducted interviews for the next class of InSITE Fellows. Here’s what she learned.

MBA Student Gives Interviewing Advice From the Other Side of the Table

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

“We only have a year left,” says Antonia Singleton, WG’18. “Either you’re going to grow the relationships you’ve made or you’re going to try get to know more people. I want to create a platform for people to do that — bring their own story.”

How Sharing Her Story Helped This Student Grow the Wharton Community and Herself

“I think as an entrepreneur, in the tech field specifically, there is a necessity of knowing the current regulatory landscape. That is a piece of the innovation puzzle that no aspiring tech entrepreneur can afford to ignore.”

Combining Tech and Public Policy to Promote Social Welfare

Determined to have an international impact, Stephanie Wu, W’20, is taking advantage of Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative’s resources, including a summer research assistantship and the Industry Exploration Program in Washington, DC.

How an Undergrad From Australia Aims to Have an International Policy Impact

Victoria Cheng, WG’17, G’17, is pursuing opportunities in new technologies — and when you’re taking the road less traveled, you have to put in plenty of footwork.

An MBA Techie Shares 6 Strategies for Recruiting

You learn not to take yourself too seriously and you learn how to help each other push through creative roadblocks.

How MBA ‘Stretch Experiences’ Helped a Lawyer Land a Brand Internship

Like all Wharton students, Allie Miller, WG’17, had a team to help her to discover and achieve her dream internship in artificial intelligence and robotics at IBM Watson. Here’s how she did it.

5 Critical Steps and 5 Key Players for Getting the Perfect Internship