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Advancement and Transition
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
Edgardo Jimenez, WG’20, credits Wharton for helping him land a new role at the cutting-edge of technology. “This EMBA program adds so much value from the brand and curriculum to the network. It’s already paying off immeasurably and I haven’t even graduated yet,” he said.
How Wharton Helped this Mechanical Engineer Transition from Heavy Industry to Technology
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
During Wharton’s EMBA program, Katherine Tan, WG’19, joined the Gates Foundation where she is achieving her goal of working at the “intersection of social impact and the private sector.”
How Wharton is Helping this Alumna Impact Global Development
Jess Loeb, WG’20, came to Wharton’s EMBA program to learn about organizational change and gain perspective outside of her industry. “I want to grow my company’s mentorship program for women and also do more to encourage and support women in the interactive technology industry,” she said.
How This Software Engineer Is Taking Her Advocacy Work for Women to the Next Level
Amber Mace, WG’20, is using knowledge and tools from Wharton in her role as executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology.
This Student Is Strengthening Science Policy in California Through Wharton’s EMBA Program
Preeti Rathi, WG’14, used the knowledge, tools and network at Wharton to transition from product roles to venture capital.
How This Wharton EMBA Alum Pivoted from Tech to VC
Jason Lepes, WG’20, is combining his passion for food and cooking with new business skills to help grow the startup Foodkick.
A Passion for Food Led this Foodkick Co-Founder to Wharton
Mark Spector, WG’15, uses knowledge and tools from Wharton to negotiate real estate deals and lead development projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
How Wharton’s EMBA Program Impacted this Graduate’s Career at the Intersection of Real Estate and Government
Kasper Kowalewski, WG’19, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives for its bicoastal campuses and is now using his knowledge, tools, and network to tackle financial and management issues in the oil & gas industry.
How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Petroleum Engineer Transition to a Business Role
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