Wharton Stories: Public Sector/Nonprofit

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

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

First-year MBA student Ankit Girdhar, WG’20, reflects on his WISE Fellowship. As he learns, sometimes matching supply and demand isn’t as easy as one might think.

How a Nonprofit Can Become a “Boundary Spanner” to Help Alleviate Poverty in Philadelphia

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

Nduka Nwankwo, WG’19, plans to use the skills he cultivated as a Lipman fellow to drive new projects for the Prize, which awards organizations for outstanding achievements in the social sector every year.

Why This Lipman Fellow Alumnus Returned to the Program as a Graduate Assistant

Jennifer Savoie, Senior Associate Director in Wharton MBA Career Management, gives advice and insights into how jobseekers can build meaningful, dynamic social impact careers.

Careers in Social Impact and Business: Insights from MBA Career Management

Management professor Mary-Hunter McDonnell examines corporate strategies and responses to increased public scrutiny.

How Companies Engage with Social Activism

To fulfill her passionate commitment to education, Wharton student Cindy Dexin Liu, WG’18, GED’18, worked with administrators, faculty, and mentors to become the first graduate of a new MBA/MSEd offered with Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

Three Reasons This MBA Student Helped Pioneer a New Dual-Degree Program in Education Entrepreneurship

Cindy Dexin Liu, WG’18, GED’18, benefited from the close community and West Coast entrepreneurial network of Wharton San Francisco to co-found a Palo Alto alternative school.

How This Dual-Degree MBA Leveraged the Semester in San Francisco to Help Open a New School

The Wharton Social Impact Initiative announces the 2018 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service.

Meet the 2018 Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Recipients