Wharton Stories: Consulting

“We have a read to admit philosophy, which means that in every application we are looking for reasons to admit you and not reasons to deny you. We are looking for your best day and not your worst.” – Blair Mannix, Director of Admissions

Application Tips from the MBA Admissions Committee

“I think early recruiting helped me decide what I wanted to do. I was looking at big FinTech companies, consulting, and VC firms. I realized in the middle of the VC interview that VC was 100% not for me. I also realized that I didn’t want to do large fintech, so that was another positive outcome.”

An Inside Look at Navigating Pre-MBA Programs and Early Recruiting at Wharton

Maya Burns, WG’20, and May Li, WG’21, share their experiences connecting students to organizations in need and helping local businesses since COVID-19 closed their doors.

How 1,200 MBA Students Helped Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic

After working the analytical side of marketing for years, Joy Sun, WG’19, saw the value in building out her broader marketing skills through a Wharton MBA.

Why This Aspiring Marketing Leader Decided to Upskill with an MBA Degree

The Mino Consultants relied on teamwork and Wharton resources to make a compelling case for attracting and retaining Millennial and Generation Z employees in the oil and gas industry.

A First-Year Wharton MBA Team Won ELC’s 2019 National Business Case Competition

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student

Diversity experts from Deloitte, the NBA, and Jones Day joined Prof. Stephanie Creary to discuss how innovative organizations are evolving in response to movements like #MeToo and #TakeAKnee.

How Business Leaders Build Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord

Karan Dhruve, WG’18, came to Wharton for leadership experience to further his career in consulting. Wharton Dance Studio is one of the ways he gained it.

How Wharton Dance Studio Helped This MBA Grow as a Manager

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Mary Barra, CEO of GM.

8 Insights on Leadership from GM CEO Mary Barra and the Wharton People Analytics Conference

From playing rugby to landing an internship at LinkedIn and writing two children’s books, Emma Lonsdale used the resources of the university to maximize her time at Wharton.

How a Consultant Used Her Time at Wharton to Explore Personal and Career Interests