Wharton Stories: Public Sector/Nonprofit

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

Business leaders and educators convened for a Town Hall on the rise of data analytics and filling a growing need for new jobs and more comprehensive education.

Wharton and WorkingNation Address Closing the Data Analytics Skills Gap

Vikram Dewan, WG’78, CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo, talks about his priorities in innovation and social impact.

Podcast: How the Philadelphia Zoo is Creating Opportunities for Neighboring Communities

Working at the not-for-profit J. Paul Getty Trust, Michael de Vera, WG’20, came to Wharton to gain the skills, knowledge, and network to differentiate himself and accelerate his career.

Why This Investment Analyst Says Wharton’s EMBA Program is Worth Self Sponsorship

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student

First-year MBA student Ankit Girdhar, WG’20, reflects on his WISE Fellowship. As he learns, sometimes matching supply and demand isn’t as easy as one might think.

How a Nonprofit Can Become a “Boundary Spanner” to Help Alleviate Poverty in Philadelphia

Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas joins Dollars and Change on SiriusXM’s Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School to discuss his new book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.”

Podcast: Anand Giridharadas and “The Elite Charade of Changing the World”

Josh Yellin, WG’20, is using the knowledge, network, and confidence he’s getting at Wharton to scale his nonprofit globally.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Student Improve Urban Rivers

Wharton helps students accelerate their careers whether they are staying in the military, planning a future transition, or working in the private sector.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Adds Value for Military Students

While there are many student consulting groups and various feminist organizations on Penn’s campus, Becca Bean, C’21, W’21, and Sarina Divan, W’21, saw a gap in the intersection between the two and started a club to fill it.

Wharton Sophomores’ New Gender Balance Consulting Club Is the First of Its Kind