Wharton Stories: Philadelphia

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

Learn about Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s student programs, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.

Welcome Back to Campus: 7 Social Impact Programs for Student Changemakers

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

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

Natalia Villarman, WG’20, discusses her transition from working as an elementary school teacher to a career in talent strategy.

Why This Former Elementary School Teacher is Now Pursuing a Career in Talent Strategy

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

Jeff Raider, WG’10, and other leaders in retail shared their insights into keeping ahead of industry trends at the 2019 Wharton Graduate Retail Conference.

How the Co-Founder of Harry’s and Warby Parker Navigates Constant Disruption in the Retail Industry