Wharton Stories: Global

How This MBA Became One of the World's Most Accomplished Adventurers

An accomplished mountaineer who has reached the North Pole, the South Pole, and all of the Seven Summits, Lei Wang, WG’03, spoke to a packed audience at Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing about how to reach your highest potential.

“As the flight attendant announced we were approaching Ulaanbaatar, I wondered what I had gotten myself into.”

How a Health Care MBA Student Ended up in Mongolia for a Week

Wall Street veteran and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, WG’87, shares four lessons from the global financial crisis that she says are “relevant today for all industries.”

The 4 Lessons Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat Learned from the Financial Crisis

From augmented reality to agriculture, these five Penn grads in the new Moelis Advance Access Program are taking risks their business passions before returning to Wharton for their MBAs.

Inaugural Moelis Fellows Share Why They Will Be Returning to Wharton for Their MBAs

The Penn Wharton China Center welcomed President Amy Gutmann to Beijing, where she discussed the growing connection between Penn, China, and the world.

Highlights from an Evening in Beijing with Penn President Amy Gutmann

Gayatri Karandikar, WG’19, spent a summer at PepsiCo as a global strategy intern, reflecting on oats, healthy food innovation, and cultural awareness as she combines her passion for nutrition with global business knowledge.

How a Personal Journey to Nutritional Balance Led This MBA to the Food Industry

An eye-opening internship in Bangalore took Stephanie Wu, W’20, through the history of women’s roles in Indian society, and to the forefront of how those roles are changing today.

What This Undergrad Learned During an Internship Empowering Women Supervisors in a Bangalore Garment Factory

Originally from Brazil, Vinicius Pires, WG’19, says his Wharton education will continue to pay off for the rest of his career.

Why this Student Sees the Wharton MBA as a Family Investment

Through bonding over exchange programs and roads less traveled, Allison Chiu and Feym Fliegner, WG’18, forged a balanced and motivating business partnership.

How These MBA Co-Founders Bonded in San Francisco and Launched a Startup in Milan and Singapore

The program’s first study tour to Seoul and Busan delved into holistic, globalizing advancements in South Korea — past, present, and future.

Why MBAs Traveled to South Korea for a Global Immersion Program

Penn/Wharton alumni and industry experts from leading Chinese companies explore the rise of these industries in China and share insights about the new opportunities and challenges they pose.

PWCC Panel Discussion Explores the Future of China’s Cultural and Creative Industries