Wharton Stories: Living in Philly

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

When George Dutile, WG’17, wanted to transition from the military, he and his wife worried about taking a risk on an MBA. They went “all in” at Wharton, and the whole family benefited.

Why This Vet Brought His Family to Wharton and Why It Was the Best Thing He Ever Did

I have truly fallen for the City of Brotherly Love, enough so that I will be calling it home after graduation.

How Philadelphia Won Over a Warm-Weather MBA Student

“I’m here for the academics … I’m searching for answers.”

A Social Entrepreneur Creates Value Through Personal Connections and Academics

Balancing school work, career search, social events/club activities, and your personal life takes practice, and it’s really helpful to get guidance from those who have already walked that path.

How I Fell in Love with the Wharton Community

We realized there was no turning back. We had to do this.

How an MBA Graduate Founded a New Club at Wharton and Found a New Home in Philly

“My work experiences really help me pull out examples of concepts that people can connect with, and also allow me to speak about the messiness and complexity of life in organizations, which can’t be ignored when thinking about how to apply textbook strategies to the real world.”

How This Tech Manager Transitioned from Research Consumer to Research Producer in Wharton’s PhD Program

“There is a pipeline problem in business academia: more women tend to drop out of the program, or choose a non-academic career. At some point we realized, we wanted to make sure that other generations had access to this kind of a group, because it was so instrumental to our success.”

How This PhD Student Took Advantage of Wharton’s Resources and Created a New Pipeline for Women in Academia

“To my great surprise, being ‘nontraditional’ at Wharton is completely normal, and you will survive. You got in because you belong here, and because Wharton knows you’ll thrive.”

A Nontraditional Applicant Gets the Call

Jordan Glick, WG’16, on completing the MBA Program for Executives as a new dad and as a Philly resident

How Wharton in Philly Works with the Rest of My Life