Wharton Stories: Philadelphia

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Two Crucial Things Student Social Entrepreneurs Need — and How to Get Them

Joanna Gorin, WG’20, credits Wharton with helping her pivot to a business leadership role at ETS “to bring the best of science to customers around the world who are in need of effective solutions.”

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Alumna Make a Greater Global Impact

“Every single dollar that people donate, I’m giving right back out to nonprofits that we care about.”

How MBA Student Ben Berman’s “Pizza Drops” Raised $15,000 for Local Charities

After deciding that the GRE was a better fit than the GMAT, Daniel Salazar, WG’21, says his study strategy involved “practice, practice, and more practice.”

Advice from an Engineer on Studying for the GRE

Genna Zimmer, WG’20, says Wharton positioned her to help lead REEDS Jewelers through the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieve her goal of seeing the company succeed for another 70+ years.

How this Alumna is Helping Her Family’s Jewelry Business Succeed in the Pandemic

Passionate about giving back, Yezenia Ramos, WG’09, focuses on employee engagement within the corporate social responsibility space at Johnson & Johnson, and volunteers on the front line as an EMS worker.

How this Wharton EMBA Alumna Transitioned from Finance to Philanthropy

Ben Murray, WG’19, and Matt DeVivo, WG’19, launched “Thank You, Now What?” to share veterans’ stories about transitioning to civilian life.

Wharton EMBA Alumni Team Up to Create Podcast about Life after Military Service

Pooja Bansal, WG’20, came to Wharton looking for a career in Silicon Valley, but ended up finding the “perfect opportunity” at a classmate’s veteran-based mortgage firm.

How Wharton’s EMBA Career Resources Helped this Alumna Pivot from IT to HR

“There’s a need for us to educate people. There’s a need for us to have some of these tough conversations because we expect that our classmates are going to graduate and become leaders.”

AAMBAA Co-Presidents Partner with Classmates to Take a Stand Against Racism

Dr. Aman Bhullar, WG’14, came to Wharton as a physician. Today, he is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, filmmaker, actor, and philanthropist.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Transformed this Doctor’s Career