Wharton Stories: Nontraditional

“If we want to create a world that’s a better place, we need people who can bring that sense of social justice and combine it with some practical Wharton toolkits so that they can be more impactful.”

From Peace Corps to Wharton

In lieu of its in-country immersion program, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Lauder Institute incorporated community engagement projects that connected students with communities in Philadelphia and beyond.

Lauder Students Put Language Skills Into Practice

Sabrina Chann, W’23, C’23, and Julie Xu, WG’22, discuss what they learned about sustainability after interning at rePurpose Global.

Sustainability and Impact: Wharton Students Reflect on an Environmental Startup Internship

Maggie Tang, W’22, is avidly pursuing her interest in hospitality at Wharton, from starting a food podcast to writing honors theses on fostering creativity and positive culture in high-end restaurants.

This Michelin Star Restaurant Intern Is Pairing Her Passion for Food With Business

In the Turner MIINT’s tenth annual competition, graduate student teams from around the globe presented their diligence in hopes to secure up to $100K in investments into high-impact ventures.

Profits and Purpose: Highlights From the 2021 Turner MIINT Competition

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students, Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

“One of the things I love most about entertainment is when there’s a problem, you can figure it out, make something, or get around it.”

Media & Entertainment Industry Alums Share Creative Solutions to COVID Disruption

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Dr. Aman Bhullar, WG’14, came to Wharton as a physician. Today, he is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, filmmaker, actor, and philanthropist.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Transformed this Doctor’s Career

Bioengineering PhD student Ana Peredo spent much of her academic career researching regeneration in the human body. Through WIVA (Wharton Social Impact’s impact investing program), she sought out companies that applied this concept towards addressing the climate crisis.

Why This Bioengineering PhD Student Pursued Impact Investing