Category: Student Life

Retail at Wharton

Makena Finger

When you think “Wharton” you might not immediately think of retail, but more and more Wharton grads are choosing to leverage their Wharton education in the retailing industry. There is a secondary undergraduate concentration in retailing, consisting of marketing, operations, … Continue reading 

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Mentorship at Wharton

Suriya Sharma

Mentorship programs are not necessarily the first things you consider when choosing a college, but I’ve found that Wharton’s emphasis on mentorship has been of the most beneficial aspects of the transition away from home. Before even starting the school … Continue reading 

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Wharton as an International Student

Christopher Motz

Coming from Canada, I am pretty much as vanilla as it gets for international students. The language is the same, the water flushes in the same direction, and people still drive on the right side of the road. However, that … Continue reading 

Also posted in Campus, Studying Abroad & International

Wharton and Penn: Limitless

Steven Peisach

Incredible professors, a practical curriculum, state-of-the art facilities. What more could you ask for? Why would anyone ever take a class outside of Huntsman Hall? Seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? Well, as a senior looking back on my … Continue reading 

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The Major Benefit and Minor Process of Getting a Minor

David Moore

If there is one defining characteristic of students here at Wharton, it is that each student is interested in, and excels at, multiple different pursuits, whether they be academic or otherwise. While at first, being at business school may seem … Continue reading 

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Tuning Out From Campus

Austin Tedesco

It’s easy to get sucked into the hectic campus life. As Wharton students, we are constantly working, attending meetings, spending time with friends, going out to parties, or trying to find a job. Whether it’s the week or the weekend, … Continue reading 

Fall Break: Penn Tech Trek

Nikita Patel

Over Fall Break, I went on the Penn Tech Trek with a group of 20 students to Silicon Valley. I was so excited for this opportunity to visit top startups and venture capital firms from Andreessen Horowitz to Tesla to … Continue reading 

The Cohort System: A Truly Unique Wharton Experience

Jason Kong

Making the transition from high school to college is daunting. As my parents drove with me from Richmond, Virginia to University City, I considered just how different things would be. Having gone to a small magnet public high school with … Continue reading 

Wharton Semester Abroad Leads to Lasting Global Friendships

Jiyu Lin

A Penn undergrad returns home with the realization that nothing can replicate the experience she had as an exchange student in Beijing Exactly one year ago today I was en route to Beijing, about to experience the most formative four … Continue reading 

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Your First Few Days at Wharton

Grayson Sessa

Some of the most exciting days of the year for a Wharton freshman are when everyone arrives on campus in August. It definitely is a whirlwind of activity, but you will certainly leave these first few days with a much … Continue reading 


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