Wharton Stories: Students

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

Students focused on balance during Wharton Well-Being Week by learning tools and techniques to focus on their mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Wharton Undergrads Take Time to Focus on Wellness

Retailers today are battling for customers who are increasingly picky about their shopping experience. At the 2019 Wharton Women Annual Dinner, the SVP for Walmart Fashion and Wharton alum shared her 3 strategies for successful brand expansion.

Wharton Women Learn How Denise Incandela Transformed Fashion at Walmart

Two Wharton Venture Initiative Program (VIP) teams pitched their tech startups at the B-School entrepreneurship showcase in San Francisco, co-sponsored by leading business schools.

Student Startups from 4 U.S. Business Schools Compete at B-School Disrupt

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

“When I researched EMBA programs, having access to both coasts was a big differentiator for Wharton. I lived in Santa Barbara, CA so the San Francisco campus was convenient, but the option to transfer in my second year to the Philadelphia campus was a huge benefit because I planned to open an office for my company in New York City,” said Kevin Henrick, WG’20.

Wharton EMBA Students Share How They Benefit from a Bicoastal Program

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

James Tang, WG’20, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives because of its tailored schedule, experienced cohort, and San Francisco campus.

Why This Fintech Executive Chose Wharton’s EMBA Program and How It’s Impacting His Career

Kathryn Gardner, L’20, WG’20 reflects on her WISE Fellowship with the Social Impact Accelerator, where she analyzed an innovative business model that helps a local staffing company tackle homelessness.

How a Staffing Company Can Tackle Pressing Social Issues