Wharton Stories: The Wharton School

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

Two Wharton Venture Initiative Program (VIP) teams pitched their tech startups at the B-School entrepreneurship showcase in San Francisco, co-sponsored by leading business schools.

Student Startups from 4 U.S. Business Schools Compete at B-School Disrupt

“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

“What we were finding was that we were onto something big and something different, something that wasn’t just confined to my community, Tarkwa Breman, alone.”

How This Penn Alum Is Revitalizing Education and Healthcare Through Cocoa Farms in Ghana

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

“I used to not believe in core values — until we picked ones we believed in and operationalized them. They work if they’re real.”

How an Award-Winning Marketing Firm Fosters Work/Life Balance

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

Misha Nasrollahzadeh, WG’20, recalls how a Global Modular Course in Ethiopia with her healthcare management class helped broaden her perspective on healthcare and innovation.

Lessons This Healthcare Management Student Took Away from a Trip to Ethiopia

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