Wharton Stories: Community

Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.

9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact

While getting her MBA, Shanel Fields, WG’19, founded MD Ally to ensure critical emergency resources are reserved for patients with true medical emergencies.

This MBA’s Telehealth Startup Saves Lives One Call at a Time

“We are trying to enroll people that we think will grow the most from this program, not the people that were perfect coming in.”

Beyond the Profile: The MBA Class of 2021

Between inspiring young students to study STEM and interning at Procter & Gamble, Ben Onukwube, WG’20, is doing his best to help others be theirs.

Why This Computer Engineer is Working Towards His Best Self at Wharton

Greg Wallingford, WG’19, was practicing emergency medicine while studying full-time at Wharton, when MGMT 610 inspired him to create a leadership curriculum for physicians.

How a Wharton Class Inspired This ER Doctor to Equip Physicians with Leadership Skills

Created by students for students, the #OurWharton Podcast is bringing the Wharton community closer together by sharing little-heard narratives and valuable resources.

#OurWharton: How a Student-Run Podcast is Fostering Community on Campus

Integrating business knowledge with a liberal arts mindset is helping Dan Ping He, WG’19, towards her goal of enhancing community development through real estate.

This Real Estate MBA Wants to Create Better Affordable Housing

“As the flight attendant announced we were approaching Ulaanbaatar, I wondered what I had gotten myself into.”

How a Health Care MBA Student Ended up in Mongolia for a Week

From augmented reality to agriculture, these five Penn grads in the new Moelis Advance Access Program are taking risks their business passions before returning to Wharton for their MBAs.

Inaugural Moelis Fellows Share Why They Will Be Returning to Wharton for Their MBAs

The Cluster experience begins during Pre-Term, continues with Cluster suppers and events, and caps the first year with the Cluster Cup. Spanning the entire year, it incorporates advising, academic achievement, and social responsibility.

How Wharton Clusters Build Connections From Pre-Term and On