Wharton Stories: Community

“Being at Wharton is actually a great time to start a family. It certainly takes a village – but you have so much support here. Wharton gave me more decision-making power and flexibility in becoming a mother than I would have ever imagined.” — Nancy Yuan, WG’24

How Wharton’s “New Parents Accommodation Policy” Supports Young Families

“I applied to Wharton as an international student, so I understand that it’s always more helpful talking to someone that’s been in your shoes. I think having this programming is a great way for prospective students from Africa or of African descent to engage with other Africans at Wharton and ask specific questions about our MBA experience.” — Aramide Akinkugbe, WG24

Celebrating 30 Years of the Wharton Africa Business Forum

“These are great times to travel, building meaningful relationships and deeper connections away from the hustle and bustle of school. These trips have really accelerated bonding and I’ve left every single one closer with at least 2-3 people who I then regularly engage with back at Wharton.” — Max Kneis, WG’24

How Five Wharton MBA Students Spend Opportunity Weeks

“I hope my story inspires others to navigate their life challenges successfully, pursue their passions, and recognize that an MBA education is within reach.” – Sheila Xu, WG’24

In Honor of Deaf Awareness Month, Meet the Pioneering Sheila Xu

“At Wharton, you can truly customize your experience and tailor it to your goals. I realized there were so many things I could do and consider, but having my top priorities in mind at all times helped prevent analysis paralysis and maximize my time effectively.” – Sara Ganz, WG’24 and MBA Leadership Fellow

Back-to-School Wisdom From a Wharton MBA Leadership Fellow

“You are going to meet people at Pre-Term who are going to be in your life for the rest of your life, so take time to get to know everyone around you.” — Kristen Auch, Director of External Strategy, MBA Admissions

Wharton MBA Pre-Term: An Unforgettable Orientation Experience

“The beauty of Wharton is that you can be part of multiple communities; and for me, the AAPI community has been a backbone to my Wharton experience.” — George Iwaoka, WG’23

Nurturing Community: The Impact of AAPI Wharton Student Clubs

“When I think of a Wharton woman, it’s someone who exudes confidence. This doesn’t mean you have to be the most extroverted, but someone who speaks very well and is introspective, thoughtful but kind at the same time.” — Madeline Donoghue, WG23

A Conversation on Community with Wharton Women in Business (WWIB)

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

“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