Wharton Stories: Finance

“We have a read to admit philosophy, which means that in every application we are looking for reasons to admit you and not reasons to deny you. We are looking for your best day and not your worst.” – Blair Mannix, Director of Admissions

Application Tips from the MBA Admissions Committee

“I was fortunate to grow up playing competitive sports, which helped me build a sense of belief that I could bounce back from any setback. I firmly believe that SuperBetter can develop those same capacities.” – Jan Jaro, WG’23

How WIVA Students Are Advocating For Youth Mental Health With A Startup

Wharton Prof. Michael Roberts is teaching high school students valuable life skills through his innovative finance program.

Empowering High School Students with the Essentials of Finance

“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

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

Undergraduate teams across the country were challenged to review the Biden administration’s pledge to clean up coal mine pollution, involving Indigenous land, sustainability, and climate.

Wharton Hosts the 2022 Diversity Case Competition

Jay Bishen, WG’22, reflects on his internship at the Development Finance Corporation, a U.S. government agency.

Investing in Emerging Markets One Social Enterprise at a Time

While the plan may have changed for Zöe Patterson, W’23, this first-generation, low-income student is staying true to her identity through her campus activities.

Undergrad Says Arrivederci to Direct Paths and Buongiorno to Blazing Her Own

Ben Kreuzer, W’22, was looking for a course to fulfill a cross-cultural perspective requirement, but the music class ended up sparking a passion for jazz, a love for discovering new music, and a habit of buying record albums at estate sales.

From an Elective to a Newfound Appreciation

Sharon Luo, W’23, is not entirely sure what she wants to do, but she hopes to pursue a career that allows her to combine her interests in finance, media, and technology.

An Undergrad Shares Her Favorite Things About Penn and Wharton