Wharton Stories: Social Impact

This is the first of four installments in the “My Global Business Week” series. Share in the journeys of Wharton EMBA students who venture across the world to learn with Wharton’s acclaimed Global Business Week program.

My Global Business Week Experience: Argentina

“In a classroom setting, it’s concept; but at Venture Lab, it’s execution. Because I know how important receiving that validation was to me as a young founder, it’s so rewarding to offer that back in turn at Venture Lab today.” – Shanel Fields, WG’23

Founders Come Full Circle at Wharton’s Venture Lab

A new Wharton course serves low-income taxpayers and provides students with experiential learning.

From the Classroom to the Community: ABCS Course Helps Philly File Taxes

“Creating Pairfect has been the most meaningful experience I have had since coming to Wharton, and it was only through the people in this community that I was able to build this service…I am able to realize my dream of creating something in this often misunderstood intersection of social work and business.” – Annie Xu, WG’24

Investing in Love: Wharton’s “Pairfect” Match

“We are building courses to inspire, to raise awareness that the finance industry is one that anyone can navigate with the right exposure, the correct skill sets. That’s why AltFinance is great for Wharton, and vice versa for our HBCU participants.” – Dr. Burcu Esmer, Academic Director of the AltFinance Institute and Senior Lecturer of Finance at Wharton

Dollars and Sense: How Wharton and AltFinance Carve New Opportunity

“It’s important that we benefit from the wells that were dug by those before us.” – Professor Kenneth Shrophire, Wharton CEO Faculty Director

Wharton’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Conference is 50 Years Strong

AI at Wharton brings together an impressively diverse offering of teaching and research resources on artificial intelligence.

The Future of AI: How Wharton Is Leading the Charge

“During your time at Wharton, you are a part of the broader Philadelphia community, and your actions have an impact while you’re here. Take a deep look at what issues exist, especially on a local level. Decide to take a stance on something.” — Tvisha Malik, W’23

Wharton Welcomes All to Get Out the Vote at Penn

“I hope my story inspires others to navigate their life challenges successfully, pursue their passions, and recognize that an MBA education is within reach.” – Sheila Xu, WG’24

In Honor of Deaf Awareness Month, Meet the Pioneering Sheila Xu

“Our program seeks to help students fully tap into their potential and to ensure that we continue to develop bold thinkers who will be prepared for the challenges of new sources and new statistical problems.” – Dylan Small, the Universal Furniture Professor and Chair of Statistics and Data Science

Uniting Great Minds, Wharton’s Stat Bridge MA Program Takes Flight