Wharton Stories: San Francisco

From COVID-19 and job search algorithms to growing Pepsi’s data analytics, Richard Kerr, WG’20, is applying his Wharton knowledge to make a global impact.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Animal Science to Data Science

Tulika Garg, WG’21, and Wenshan Wang, WG’ 22 — who each received a $15,000 scholarship and one-on-one mentorships — talk about the value of supporting women in top MBA programs.

Meet the Wharton EMBA Recipients of the Financial Women of San Francisco Awards

“This level of education changes the way you think about the world. It doesn’t just have career implications, it has life implications,” said Cory Halbardier, WG’19.

Why this Sales and Operations Executive Says Wharton’s EMBA Program is Worth It

Joe Magliarditi, WG’19, and Brian Nudd, WG’19, credit Wharton’s EMBA program for their ability to start a successful business during the current economic environment.

How Wharton Brought These Entrepreneurs Together to Launch a Hotel Business

“The Wharton EMBA community is a tight-knit group that supports each other academically, professionally, and personally. The Buddy Program is a grassroots representation of everything great about the Wharton network,” said Jodie Yorg, WG’19.

How “Buddies” Provide Mentorship for Wharton EMBA Students

Swati Chopra, WG’19, who received a scholarship from FWSF, says mentorship is “critical” to encouraging more women to unlock their potential with an MBA.

Wharton and Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Team Up to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.

How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike

“Everyone is genuinely interested in each other and our life journeys. Students are here to build a community that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” said Rana Ara, WG’20, who spent 10 years as a fashion designer before transitioning to marketing.

Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is the Right Fit for this Marketing Executive

Kristin Kearney, WG’20, Yinan Yu, WG’20, and Min Haeberle, WG’20, say the keys to juggling school, work, and a newborn are planning, prioritization, and communication.

Having a Baby in Business School

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”