Wharton Stories: Advancement and Transition

Wharton helps students accelerate their careers whether they are staying in the military, planning a future transition, or working in the private sector.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Adds Value for Military Students

After transitioning from consulting to real estate following graduation, Jeff Hedges, WG’15, found that his MBA training and credential helped him move quickly into the C-suite.

Why This CFO Calls Wharton’s EMBA Program a ‘Powerful Credential’

AKT Investments CEO and President Chrysanthy (Chrysa) Tsakopoulos Demos, WG’18, earned an MBA and gained skills, confidence, and credibility to lead a multi-generational family business that has helped shape the Sacramento region.

Five Ways that Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumna Take the Reins of Her Family’s Business

Winston Chen, WG’19, believes that taking interdisciplinary classes from different Penn schools will establish a solid foundation to launch his career in clean energy

How This Wharton MBA is Paving His Future in Clean Energy Through the Kleinman Certificate Program

“Before getting my MBA, I didn’t believe I had the credentials for a CMO role. After Wharton, I felt a lot more confident that I understood the complexity involved at that level and was ready to make a change.”

How PetSmart CMO Josh Kanter Used Wharton’s EMBA Program to Advance to the C-Suite

Shivaraman (Shiva) Ramachandran, WG’18, used the Wharton MBA Program for Executives to hone his leadership skills and transition into hardware business operations at payment processing and point-of-sale solutions company Square.

From Technologist to Business Operations Leader: How This EMBA Alum Used Wharton’s Executive Coaching and Feedback Program to Make the Transition

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

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

Dr. Michael Milne, WG’19, is using EMBA classes and resources to move into the next phase of his career.

How Wharton Is Helping This Orthopedic Surgeon Explore New Career Paths

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