Wharton Stories: Electives

From academic courses to extracurricular involvements and internships, Michelle Jaffee, W’19, ensured social impact shaped her time at Penn. She offers tips for students looking for impactful opportunities.

How I Found My Social Impact Path at Penn — and How You Can Find Yours

Through two elective courses, an elaborate simulation, two books, and a Global Business Week in Finland and Sweden, Marketing Prof. Peter Fader offers EMBA students many opportunities to learn how customer centricity can drive profits.

What this Wharton Professor Wants Students to Know About Customer Centricity

In her class on Taxes and Business Strategy, Prof. Blouin helps EMBA students develop a framework for understanding how taxes affect business decisions.

Accounting Prof. Jennifer Blouin Explains Why Everyone Needs to Understand Taxes

Joseph Wharton Scholar Maggie Browdy, W’21, shares key takeaways from her visit to LinkedIn at the end of the Wharton Industry Exploration Program to San Francisco.

Lessons Learned from a Fireside Chat with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Diversity experts from Deloitte, the NBA, and Jones Day joined Prof. Stephanie Creary to discuss how innovative organizations are evolving in response to movements like #MeToo and #TakeAKnee.

How Business Leaders Build Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord

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

How Wharton’s EMBA Program helped Kali Bhandari, WG’18, Camila Noordeloos, WG’18, and Autumn Huiatt, WG’18, launch a venture dedicated to solving gender inequality.

These Three EMBA Alumnae Founded a Startup to Rewrite Gender Stereotypes — and Children’s Classics

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

Warby Parker co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal, WG’10, returned to Wharton Pre-Term for a conversation with Prof. Stephanie Creary about how to build diversity and inclusion.

How Warby Parker Builds an Inclusive Workforce: Takeaways from Wharton MBA Pre-Term