Hogfest: Weekend Full of Rugby

This past fall I got the opportunity to plan one of the biggest social events in the fall, Hogfest. This annual rugby tournament takes place in the fall and brings together MBA rugby teams from all of the globe. The men’s and women’s team spend all of first quarter practicingRead More

Stretch Yo Self

When I decided to go to Wharton, I remember wanting stretch experiences. But I never expected that to mean performing stand-up comedy to a sold-out room of over 250 peers… Business school gave me the opportunity to push myself both inside and outside the classroom. Because of Wharton’s non-grade disclosure, IRead More

Going home for Winter Break

For many of my classmates, Winter Break was the opportunity to do something that they ordinarily would not have done on their own – whether it was trekking through Antarctica, exploring the hidden wonders of foreign country that only a local could show them, or meeting executives and dignitaries inRead More

Morning Routine

This may sound ridiculous, but one of my biggest concerns when coming to Wharton was… “so… how do I get to campus?” For the 98.174% (unconfirmed) of the MBA population living in Center City, you are looking at a 1-2 mile trek to Huntsman Hall. You may be thinking –Read More

The Spirit that is Wharton

You will read a lot about the events, ventures, treks, and courses that make Wharton a truly amazing place to be. I will devote this post to what I feel is Wharton’s biggest asset – the students. All through pre-term, I continued to be amazed at the different perspectives, theRead More

What’s Wrong With Wharton? …Nothing at all!

The Wall Street Journal recently released an article titled, “What’s Wrong With Wharton?”  It basically says that Wharton has lost its luster because applications have been down over the last couple of years.  Students see Wharton as a finance school, but since there aren’t as many finance jobs out there,Read More

Lessons from Pre-Term/Quarter 1

Wow. It seems like just yesterday that my husband and I packed up our small one bedroom apartment in Chicago, drove a Uhaul across the treacherous Pennsylvania turnpike (seriously, who puts a stop sign at an on-ramp?!?), and unpacked into our even-smaller one bedroom apartment in Center City. The pastRead More

Seven weeks in and we haven’t stopped

A year ago, I was scrambling to read and reread my applications before pressing “submit.” Truth be told, there was not one application (with a set round deadline) that I didn’t submit before the actual day that it was due. Two months later, I was interviewing. Three months later, IRead More

My Summer at Venmo

I almost decided to not return to Wharton for my 2nd year. I made all of the appropriate phone calls, found out how to cancel my loans, and even scoped out apartments in NYC. Why? Not because I don’t love Wharton, but because I loved my summer internship at Venmo! IRead More

From Waitlist to Wharton

I applied to Wharton during second round and got the dreaded “waitlist” email in March.  Ugh, more waiting. I just wanted to know what my future held.  Round 3 came and went and I was still on the waitlist.  By the time summer arrived, I had basically given up hope. Read More

Procrastinators Anonymous

Why do something today when you can put it off for tomorrow? Let’s be honest, working hard may pay off eventually, but laziness pays off now! An expert procrastinator myself, I can recognize procrastination when I see it. And I have seen a lot of it during pre-term. In fact,Read More

My Summer Travel & Internship

I can’t believe I have just one year left. It’s a scary thought, that I’m running out of time to take classes like Customer Behavior and Healthcare Services — elective classes that led me to Wharton in the first place. Before I dig in on the details of this year,Read More

1st Year

1st year done. I can’t believe it. It moves faster than you expect, I find myself frantically planning out my last couple weeks, grabbing coffees every day with as many of my classmates as I can. This summer I’ll be at Facebook in NYC, working as a “Creative Social MediaRead More

Love For Pub

Pub is a beloved Wharton tradition. Each Thursday, the entire student body convenes around 4:30 pm to devour pizza and guzzle motivational beverages. It’s my favorite part of the week. I see people I might not see otherwise, stuff my face with free food, and celebrate the onset of aRead More

And it begins…

AHHHHH, I’m at Wharton!!!! I want to scream out loud with joy. I’m thrilled, excited, and a bit nervous to be here. We’ve just reached the one-week mark in Pre-Term and I’ve already shifted into high gear. My adrenaline is pumping, my mind is racing, and my sleep is lacking.Read More