Wharton Stories: Work/Life Balance

Students and alumni share their approaches handling childcare, managing weekends away from home, and getting the most out of Wharton’s EMBA Program.

Five EMBA Parents Share Their Advice, Their Experience in the Program, and Their Child Care Solutions

How do you balance work and life in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives? Ask management consultant Akshay Mehta, WG’18, who finds time for a new baby, studies, and a heavy travel schedule.

A Management Consultant Gives His Strategies for Balancing Work, Wharton, and a New Baby

After completing his first term in Wharton’s EMBA program, Robert Chen WG’19, shares his tips for balancing work, family, and classes.

A Survival Guide for Your First Term in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Second-year doctoral student Esther Uduehi, president of the Wharton Society for the Advancement of Women in Business Academia, talks about life as a PhD student.

Building Community and Connection with Women in Business Academia

Dr. Marie-Laure Romney, WG’18, is balancing Wharton’s challenging EMBA with her roles in emergency medicine and as a mom of three.

How This Doctor Took on Wharton’s Quantitative Curriculum and Grew Her Family at the Same Time

Why Jodie Yorg, WG’19, decided she needed an MBA to advance in her tech industry career, and how she’s making the program work for her family.

Silicon Valley Exec on Why Wharton’s EMBA Program Is Worth It — Especially for Women

Denis Sullivan, WG’14, talks about how Wharton’s EMBA program helped him advance his career and shares his advice for incoming students.

Wharton San Francisco Alum Shares 4 Tips for New EMBA Students

“As an academic, you’re an entrepreneur of ideas. I’m constantly developing new ideas, putting them out there, and seeing how the market reacts. Do I get people interested? Do I affect people’s lives?”

Prof. Nancy Rothbard on the Interactions of Work and Life and Her New Role as Management Chair

“If you’re a parent considering this program, remember that you are already an expert at balancing work and home. You know how to prioritize. Once school is added onto your plate, you figure it out.”

New Single Mother of Four on Balancing Work, Family, and School

The essay questions help you reflect on where you are and where you want to go. They help you identify the reasons for coming to this program.

How a Physician Took a ‘Logical’ Approach to Application Essays and GMAT