Category: Student Life

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 

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 

Also posted in Academics

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 

Also posted in Campus, Philadelphia

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 

Also posted in Advising, Campus

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 


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