Category: Student Life

Majoring in Mask and Wig

Rishi Simha

When asked to write a blog about my experiences at Wharton, I didn’t know where to start.  A variety of factors make me thankful for my Penn acceptance letter nearly three years ago.  The academic excellence – both of the … Continue reading 

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Alternate Spring Break – Serving for Social Justice

Jiyu Lin

Every March, Penn sends nearly 100 students across the country to spend their spring breaks engaging in community service. Alternate Spring Break is a student-run organization that partners with a variety of social causes. Past ASB participants have built homes … Continue reading 

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Aligning Education and Values

Olivia Nelson

At Wharton, we learn the skills necessary to be successful in various industries and to have profitable careers. It seems to be that one of the biggest misconceptions about Wharton students is that making money is all that matters to … Continue reading 

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Wharton Women

Allegra Margolis

The past four years at Wharton have allowed me to take advantage of numerous opportunities. I quickly became involved with Wharton Ambassadors to help prospective students learn more about “my dream school.” I took an interest in the management department … Continue reading 

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The Freshman Experience

Janelle Tong

A wave of thunderous chatter hits me as I enter the cozy yet crowded 11th floor lounge of Harrison. As I find a chair to sit in, I notice an air of awkwardness and anxiety amongst the multiple conversations. What … Continue reading 

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No Dance Program? No Problem.

Nick Silverio

One of my favorite questions that I am asked is, “What is your least favorite thing about Penn?” It is an easy question to answer: as a dancer who has trained and competed for over sixteen years, the lack of … Continue reading 

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Wharton Leadership Adventures

Daniel Ortiz

During my time at Penn I developed an appreciation for how much we are given as students, and realized that it is something that is quite easy to take for granted. When I realized that, I wasted no time in … Continue reading 

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The WALK Magazine—More than Meets the Eye

Monta Ozolina

With over 40 undergraduates clubs (and the option to start your own), Wharton caters to the multitude of extracurricular interests of its diverse student body. Among the many pre-professional and cultural clubs, one also finds the University’s only student-run fashion … Continue reading 

Wharton Cohorts

Nicholas Mccormick

Wharton cohorts aim to foster smaller communities amongst Wharton undergraduates. As Vice President of Cohort Rupee, I help facilitate this process. Beginning freshman year, every Wharton undergraduate is placed into a cohort named after a world currency (Rupee, Yuan, Dollar, … Continue reading 

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An Etiquette Lesson

Nikita Anand

Last summer as part of my internship, I was coerced into taking an etiquette class. The format of the night was presented to us beforehand: it would be a four-course dinner beginning with an hors d’oeuvres hour. Back then, as … Continue reading 

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