Wharton Stories: Finance

“Take some time for some introspection to figure out who you are, what makes you stand out, and your ‘why’. The application process may seem long and daunting, but if you believe in yourself and your ‘story’, it will make the journey worthwhile.” – Veronica Rivera, WG’26

Meet Seven New Members of Incoming MBA Class of 2026

“Just be yourself! The TBD simulates a real-life experience working on a team as a Wharton student. It’s important to show how YOU best work in a team. Be flexible and adapt as necessary, but make sure to stay true to who you are in a team setting.” — Megan Emery, WG23

Get Ready: Second-Year MBA Students Give Advice On Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion (TBD)

“Once you step out of your comfort zone and get to know other people from different backgrounds, different countries, different professional orientations, it’s a very welcoming community [at Wharton]. It’s a very safe space where you can speak about your culture, and people want to listen.” — Oscar Leandro, WG’23

Hispanic Heritage Month at Wharton: WHALASA Welcomes Latino Students to Campus

“When you go through [mental health struggles], you go to dark places where it feels like it’s only you. But only in those times do you really find out who you are, what you stand for, what’s important to you. And from that, you’re built back up and you understand yourself better.” – Brandon Brooks

From Super Bowl Champion to Championing Mental Health: Brandon Brooks at Wharton

“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 was fortunate to grow up playing competitive sports, which helped me build a sense of belief that I could bounce back from any setback. I firmly believe that SuperBetter can develop those same capacities.” – Jan Jaro, WG’23

How WIVA Students Are Advocating For Youth Mental Health With A Startup

“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

Jay Bishen, WG’22, reflects on his internship at the Development Finance Corporation, a U.S. government agency.

Investing in Emerging Markets One Social Enterprise at a Time

“The pace of technological advances is very likely to result in a new era in investment management. The future of finance will be more quantitative than ever.”

Why I Chose to Major in Quantitative Finance

“I hope the fellowship encourages even more LGBTQ professionals to apply to Wharton and consider how they can give back to the LGBTQ community.”

Wharton’s First Prism Fellow Prepares to Join the MBA Community