Wharton Stories

“Everyone wants to be successful at work. That’s one thing we all have in common… We spend more than half our waking lives at work, and that warrants a rewarding environment where we feel set up to do the best job possible while being totally psyched to do it.” – Russ Laraway, WG’05.

How to Deliver Better Business Outcomes: A Proven Strategy from Wharton Grad Russ Laraway

“I’m thrilled for (students) to be able to more formally pursue what is a passion for so many with the creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion major.” – Corinne Low, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Wharton Welcomes Two New Majors and Concentrations: DEI and ESGB

Students share their perspectives on what it’s like to be Hispanic in The Wharton MBA Program for Executives.

Four Hispanic Student Perspectives At Wharton: The Journey To An MBA

The ESG Initiative’s Head of Research Maoz (Michael) Brown and Prof. Katherine Klein discuss their findings on the surprising trade-offs of “gender centrality” in investing.

Research Spotlight: When Gender Is Central

Archana Patel, WG’24, Sruthi Mylavarapu, WG’24, Cynthia Obiozor, WG’24, and Shilpi Mittal, WG’24, received scholarships for their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Wharton Women: Meet This Year’s Forté Scholarship Recipients

“We have a read to admit philosophy, which means that in every application we are looking for reasons to admit you and not reasons to deny you. We are looking for your best day and not your worst.” – Blair Mannix, Director of Admissions

Application Tips from the MBA Admissions Committee

“I was fortunate to grow up playing competitive sports, which helped me build a sense of belief that I could bounce back from any setback. I firmly believe that SuperBetter can develop those same capacities.” – Jan Jaro, WG’23

How WIVA Students Are Advocating For Youth Mental Health With A Startup

Wharton Prof. Michael Roberts is teaching high school students valuable life skills through his innovative finance program.

Empowering High School Students with the Essentials of Finance

“I think early recruiting helped me decide what I wanted to do. I was looking at big FinTech companies, consulting, and VC firms. I realized in the middle of the VC interview that VC was 100% not for me. I also realized that I didn’t want to do large fintech, so that was another positive outcome.”

An Inside Look at Navigating Pre-MBA Programs and Early Recruiting at Wharton

“I left Wharton a CEO, and I’m not the only one. We’ve been brought into these positions because we now have the confidence to embrace our identities as leaders.”

MD & CEO: How the Wharton EMBA Program Helped This ER Doctor Launch an Award-Winning Luxury Sake Brand