Wharton Stories: Student Profiles

Handpicked by Google to lead their Developer Student Club at Penn, Sapphira Ching, W’24, also founded Penn’s first ESG innovation-driven club.

A Wharton Undergrad Pursues Passions for ESG and Innovation

Senior Grace Hao has taken full advantage of exploring Philly and Penn’s campus and encourages others to do the same.

En Garde! Penn’s Fencing Captain Shares Her Favorite Things About Wharton and Philly

“Once you step out of your comfort zone and get to know other people from different backgrounds, different countries, different professional orientations, it’s a very welcoming community [at Wharton]. It’s a very safe space where you can speak about your culture, and people want to listen.” — Oscar Leandro, WG’23

Hispanic Heritage Month at Wharton: WHALASA Welcomes Latino Students to Campus

Students share their perspectives on what it’s like to be Hispanic in The Wharton MBA Program for Executives.

Four Hispanic Student Perspectives At Wharton: The Journey To An MBA

“I think early recruiting helped me decide what I wanted to do. I was looking at big FinTech companies, consulting, and VC firms. I realized in the middle of the VC interview that VC was 100% not for me. I also realized that I didn’t want to do large fintech, so that was another positive outcome.”

An Inside Look at Navigating Pre-MBA Programs and Early Recruiting at Wharton

“Yes, Wharton is a ton of work. But it’s 100% worth it.” – Marcio Oliveira, WG’22

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Is Helping This Student Hit the Ground Running at Peloton

“My advice to the next incoming class? You belong here. After WEMBA, you’ll realize there’s nothing you can’t do.” –Dr. Frank Igwé, WG’20

Meet Dr. Frank Igwé, WG’20, One of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs”

Brittney Govan, WG’21, and Itunu Dacosta, WG’22, and chat about being recognized for their meaningful leadership in the Black community at Wharton and beyond.

A Conversation Between Whitney M. Young Memorial Fellowship Scholars

Emily Grossarth, C’24, W’24, may be a beach girl but she’s no beach bum. She founded the Penn Surf Club and runs a surf school for young girls in her Jersey hometown.

‘Surf Club Girl’ Is Riding the Waves at Penn

“We need to use analytics to help people understand why diversity, inclusion, and belonging is important but there are practical systemic realities that inhibit it, and why we need to re-code the system with first principles and new frameworks to make a difference!” said Shujaat Ahmad, WG’17.

How this Alumnus is Merging People Analytics with Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging