Wharton Stories: Public Sector/Nonprofit

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

Matthew Caulfield, W’16, GW’20, transferred to Wharton in his sophomore year and stayed to pursue a PhD in Ethics and Legal Studies. His involvement in election tech research has made him a spokesperson at national conferences.

PhD Candidate Matthew Caulfield Became an Election Technology Expert — As an Undergrad

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

“What we were finding was that we were onto something big and something different, something that wasn’t just confined to my community, Tarkwa Breman, alone.”

How This Penn Alum Is Revitalizing Education and Healthcare Through Cocoa Farms in Ghana

A self-proclaimed “data nerd,” Ajjit Narayanan, C’19 worked on an urban analytics project through Wharton Social Impact’s WISE Fellowship throughout his time at Penn. Seeing tangible social impact outcomes, he decided to make the project the basis for his senior thesis and career.

Why I Decided to Turn My Urban Analytics Fellowship into a Thesis and Full-Time Job

Natalia Villarman, WG’20, discusses her transition from working as an elementary school teacher to a career in talent strategy.

Why This Former Elementary School Teacher is Now Pursuing a Career in Talent Strategy

Business leaders and educators convened for a Town Hall on the rise of data analytics and filling a growing need for new jobs and more comprehensive education.

Wharton and WorkingNation Address Closing the Data Analytics Skills Gap

Vikram Dewan, WG’78, CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo, talks about his priorities in innovation and social impact.

Podcast: How the Philadelphia Zoo is Creating Opportunities for Neighboring Communities

Working at the not-for-profit J. Paul Getty Trust, Michael de Vera, WG’20, came to Wharton to gain the skills, knowledge, and network to differentiate himself and accelerate his career.

Why This Investment Analyst Says Wharton’s EMBA Program is Worth Self Sponsorship

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student