Wharton Stories: Undergrad

“Lots of people don’t get these opportunities and I’m not going to waste mine, not for myself but for all those who don’t have these life-changing opportunities. I can have an impact or make a difference in someone’s life.”

From Jamaica to Wharton: How This Undergrad Seized Upon Every Opportunity in His Path

M&T student Red Dimaano, W’18, E’18, on why he loves data science and how Prof. Pete Fader started him on a path into academic research.

How Data Science Led This Undergrad to Business Analytics

The great thing about Wharton is that it allows you to explore different interests and activities. By no means do you need to come to college already having your future planned out.

This undergrad is still deciding what she wants to do with her business education – and that’s okay!

Eric Tse, W’18, shares how he brought together top Chinese leaders and 1,500 students from more than 85 cities across the country and the globe for the Penn Wharton China Summit. Now he is continuing to create connections with China as a Schwarzman Scholar and CEO of an international employment firm.

How This Schwarzman Scholar Founded America’s Largest Student-Organized Summit on China

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

Huntsman Program student Jonathan Lahdo, C’20, W’20, grew up in Dubai, UAE, to Syrian and Lebanese parents. At Wharton and Penn, he’s not only gaining the business and language skills to make a difference after graduation, but he’s also involved in student and community organizations to make a difference now.

How an Undergrad Club Is Empowering Refugees in the Philadelphia Community and in the World at Large

When Amazon asked cities to bid to host its second North American headquarters, Wharton students answered with two competitions to persuade the tech retail giant to choose Philadelphia. The winners and finalists presented to judges and Philly Mayor Jim Kenney on October 13, 2017.

Wharton Students Make a Case for Bringing Amazon’s Headquarters to Philadelphia

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world and currently has no cure. VisiPlate is a nanoscale, ocular implant that stops blindness in Open Angle Glaucoma patients.

How VisiPlate Is Curing Blindness With Nanotechnology

The Entrepreneurship Expo brings together all of the entrepreneurship resources at the University of Pennsylvania and in the Philadelphia ecosystem—in one room.

Why These Students Went to the Entrepreneurship Expo