Wharton Stories

“Being surrounded by people that I considered highly successful and ambitious motivated me. When I entered that environment, I realized it was something I had been searching for all along.” -CJ Gottuso, WG’21

Different Needs for Different Breeds: How These Wharton Alumni are Disrupting the Dog Food Industry

“Networking after earning an MBA is what it’s all about. You never know what personal connections or business opportunities can be made over a dinner discussion. Being able to reunite in person is incredibly impactful, especially after these past few years of Zooming. Our alumni were over the moon to see each other again.” – Cathy Molony, Director of Alumni Engagement for Philadelphia & San Francisco and Program Director, Philadelphia

Reimagining the Future at the Wharton MBA Program for Executives Alumni Reunion 2022

“Natives at Penn is a very genuine and welcoming community. It is a small, tight knit group; and there, I felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable.” – Lauren McDonald

Two Native American Undergraduates Thrive at Wharton and in Business Education

The 1Gen Club was founded by two friends who wanted to grow community, allyship, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities for first-gen, limited-income students at Wharton.

Building a Community for First-Generation, Low-Income Students

M&T grad Adya Aggarwal, W’22, EAS’22, shares impactful courses and opportunities from her time at Penn.

Innovative Classes Helped This Recent Wharton Grad Get the Most Out of Penn

“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.” — Bing Bing Xie, WG’24

Meet the Wharton Veterans Club

“A Wharton MBA comes with the opportunity to explore without failure.” – Maria Nikopoulos

From Engineer to International Investor: Making the Most of your MBA Internships

“A common misconception is that veterans don’t want to talk about their service; but the truth is, most actually love to talk about their experiences in the military. This Veterans Day, I encourage you to ask a veteran to tell you their story. What you’ll learn might just surprise you.” – Captain Ben Crovella

Capt Ben Crovella: Earning a Wharton MBA as a Marine Corps Veteran

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

Faculty across Wharton discuss greenwashing, Arctic ice caps, and more during Penn Climate Week.

Wharton Climate Prof Tackles Greenwashing and More