Wharton Stories: Philadelphia

A self-proclaimed “data nerd,” Ajjit Narayanan, C’19 worked on an urban analytics project through Wharton Social Impact’s WISE Fellowship throughout his time at Penn. Seeing tangible social impact outcomes, he decided to make the project the basis for his senior thesis and career.

Why I Decided to Turn My Urban Analytics Fellowship into a Thesis and Full-Time Job

Ben Murray, WG’19, plans to use his Wharton MBA to efficiently scale his businesses in the film industry and beyond.

Why This Visual Effects Artist and Documentary Director Pursued an MBA

During his keynote for the 2019 WCAI Conference, Chief Data & Analytics Officer A. Charles Thomas mapped out the evolution of analytics as he’s seen it in the last 20 years of his career.

General Motors’ A. Charles Thomas: Lessons Learned from a CDAO’s Journey from the Back Office to the C-Suite

After working the analytical side of marketing for years, Joy Sun, WG’19, saw the value in building out her broader marketing skills through a Wharton MBA.

Why This Aspiring Marketing Leader Decided to Upskill with an MBA Degree

Raj Ratnakar, WG’05, comes to campus several times a year to mentor current students and talk to prospective applicants about how Wharton impacted his career.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alum Transition from Software Entrepreneur to Chief Strategy Officer

Ettore Comi, WG’19, explains how Wharton’s rigorous admissions requirements, residential aspect, and leadership coaching set it apart from other programs.

The 3 Things That Set Wharton Apart for This EMBA Student

The Mino Consultants relied on teamwork and Wharton resources to make a compelling case for attracting and retaining Millennial and Generation Z employees in the oil and gas industry.

A First-Year Wharton MBA Team Won ELC’s 2019 National Business Case Competition

Members of the Turner Social Impact Society, an undergraduate community managed by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, visited several Philadelphia-based businesses to learn about how they’re driving social impact.

Business Meets Impact: What Penn and Wharton Undergrads Learned From 5 Philly Companies

Robert Chen, WG’19, reflects on leadership lessons learned from the Marine Officer Candidate School.

4 Leadership Lessons Learned from Visiting the U.S. Marines at Quantico

Natalia Villarman, WG’20, discusses her transition from working as an elementary school teacher to a career in talent strategy.

Why This Former Elementary School Teacher is Now Pursuing a Career in Talent Strategy