Category: Student Life

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 

Meeting New People at Wharton

David Moore

College can be incredibly intimidating for an incoming freshman, especially if home is particularly far away. It’s a scary transition, whether it’s because of the absence of the guiding hand of Mom and Dad, or because it is an entirely … Continue reading 

Top Three People You’ll Meet Your First Semester at Wharton

Alexander Swick

I’ve yet to find a Wharton student who fails to place “my peers” in their list of favorite things. Relations between Wharton students can range from friendship or romance to admiration and mentorship. Is it because we’re all so motivated … Continue reading 

My First Case Competition: Consulting for Usher

Kimberly Yao

I made excuses. I was always too busy studying for a midterm that I knew I was going to procrastinate for, too busy with a horseback riding lesson that I scheduled at that exact time on purpose, or just too … Continue reading 

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Ten Reasons

Melanie Smith

As this school year comes to a close, I want to share 10 reasons I loved my sophomore year in Philadelphia, Penn, and Wharton. I will do it with pictures. Pictures of my favorite skyline and my favorite city. I … Continue reading 

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I Live to Lunch and Learn

Alexander Swick

Deny it all you like, but food is a crucial part of the college decision process and the college experience as a whole. During my freshman year at Wharton, I became increasingly aware of how greatly I valued lunch. Lunch … Continue reading 

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Wharton’s Undergraduate Cohort System: the Real-Life Hogwarts

Nick Silverio

When I received notifications from the Facebook group “Wharton Class of 2017 Official Cohort Peso,” I thought it was a class. Worrying that I already had summer work to do, I frantically messaged Dave Thomas, who said he was our … Continue reading 

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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