Wharton Stories: Students

“Being at Wharton is actually a great time to start a family. It certainly takes a village – but you have so much support here. Wharton gave me more decision-making power and flexibility in becoming a mother than I would have ever imagined.” — Nancy Yuan, WG’24

How Wharton’s “New Parents Accommodation Policy” Supports Young Families

“Creating Pairfect has been the most meaningful experience I have had since coming to Wharton, and it was only through the people in this community that I was able to build this service…I am able to realize my dream of creating something in this often misunderstood intersection of social work and business.” – Annie Xu, WG’24

Investing in Love: Wharton’s “Pairfect” Match

“These are great times to travel, building meaningful relationships and deeper connections away from the hustle and bustle of school. These trips have really accelerated bonding and I’ve left every single one closer with at least 2-3 people who I then regularly engage with back at Wharton.” — Max Kneis, WG’24

How Five Wharton MBA Students Spend Opportunity Weeks

“Wharton Global Health Volunteers solidified our commitment to leveraging our skills at Wharton to create a brighter and healthier future for those in need around the world.” — Surya Sundararajan, WG’24

How Two MBA Students Made an Impact with Wharton Global Health Volunteers

“I hope my story inspires others to navigate their life challenges successfully, pursue their passions, and recognize that an MBA education is within reach.” – Sheila Xu, WG’24

In Honor of Deaf Awareness Month, Meet the Pioneering Sheila Xu

“At Wharton, you can truly customize your experience and tailor it to your goals. I realized there were so many things I could do and consider, but having my top priorities in mind at all times helped prevent analysis paralysis and maximize my time effectively.” – Sara Ganz, WG’24 and MBA Leadership Fellow

Back-to-School Wisdom From a Wharton MBA Leadership Fellow

“You are going to meet people at Pre-Term who are going to be in your life for the rest of your life, so take time to get to know everyone around you.” — Kristen Auch, Director of External Strategy, MBA Admissions

Wharton MBA Pre-Term: An Unforgettable Orientation Experience

“I knew that I could use my skills and talents to help others in the neurodiverse community. After reflecting on the most effective ways to drive change, I realized that business school would be the best place to grow as a social impact leader.” – Edwin C. Portugal, WG’25

Navigating Autism, Importance of Service, and Pursuit of a Wharton MBA

“The beauty of Wharton is that you can be part of multiple communities; and for me, the AAPI community has been a backbone to my Wharton experience.” — George Iwaoka, WG’23

Nurturing Community: The Impact of AAPI Wharton Student Clubs

“The value in Professor Phillips’ course and Resilience Education: Wharton WORKS is just as much in the act of empowering these justice-impacted individuals as it is changing our own views and preconceived notions about prison in this country.” – Alec Shah, WG’24

Unlocking Potential Through Resilience Education | Wharton WORKS