Acting as both a community and a professional resource, The Wharton Veterans Club is a student-led organization and a home for MBA Vets. The club fosters relationships among service members and veterans, assists with the transition to business careers, and offers mentorship opportunities.
The Wharton Veterans Club is deeply committed to assisting transitioning service members, veterans, and their families during the MBA process, even before they begin their application. Club members take great pride in their military service and are proud to be a part of the Wharton community and believe the best way to continue serving is by helping prospective Wharton Veterans in their MBA journey.
To commemorate the community of the Veterans Club, we’re highlighting the experiences of our veteran students in the MBA program.
Evan Harkins, WG’23
Co-President, Wharton Veterans Club
Military Specialty: United States Army, Engineer
“The Wharton Veterans Club is a close-knit community both socially and professionally. The mentorship the club provides during the recruiting process helps first years successfully navigate their transition from service to private sector. Our club features veterans from every service, multiple countries, both enlisted and officers. I am incredibly proud of the admissions assistance our club provides- if you are a veteran interested in Wharton please reach out to us with any questions.”
Emily Gowell, WG’23
VP of Careers, Wharton Veterans Club
Military Specialty: United States Navy, Surface Warfare
“Wharton has a significant Veterans community, and while many of us are exploring careers outside the military, this network provides support during a major transition. The Vets Club offers opportunities to both seek and give mentorship, and to continue a philosophy of service to one another, in a new setting.”
Bing Bing Xie, WG’24
VP of Marketing, Wharton Veterans Club
Military Specialty: United States Army, Armor
“Transitioning from the military to business school can be a daunting process. Members of the Wharton Veterans Club made it their priority not just to see me succeed in my Wharton application, but to succeed in transitioning out of the military. To this day, the Vets that I reached out to during my application process still check in on me to make sure I’m doing well at school and at recruiting. It is also endearing how open and supportive everyone in the Wharton community is of Veterans and it has really made Wharton feel like home.”
If you are in active service or a Veteran looking to start your MBA journey, connect with the Wharton Veterans Club here.
— Abby Behrends*
*Abby is the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, MBA Admissions
Posted: November 10, 2022