Ways to support current Wharton MBA students:
Wharton MBA Career Management is proud to introduce the Alumni Supporting Careers (ASC) program. Please complete the Alumni Supporting Careers Intake Form to indicate your interest in helping in one of the following areas:
- Hiring: Offers to hire MBA interns, share full-time jobs leads for graduating MBAs, and circulate the “hire Wharton” message within your respective personal networks
- Share your time: Openness to connect with MBA students virtually, be a part of a career program/video, or share important industry and company intelligence with our MBA recruiting teams
The form will take less than three minutes to complete, and a member of the MBA Career Management team with follow-up with you directly based on your responses.
Ways to support current Wharton undergraduate students:
Penn Career Services urges alumni with job and internship opportunities to post them on Handshake, Penn’s internship and job platform. After creating your free account, choose to connect with the University of Pennsylvania as one of your schools of interest. As soon as you request access to Penn, please send Natty Leach (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email to quickly approve your account. If you have a virtual or remote internship opportunity, we recommend including the word “remote” in the job title/description.
If you would like to specifically promote your internship to first generation and/or low income (FGLI) undergraduate students at Penn, please include the following line in your job description: “We especially encourage first generation/low income (FGLI) students to apply for this opportunity”. Please note that all employers seeking to recruit first generation/low income students are recommended to offer at least $15/hour.
Career Resources for All Wharton Alumni:
All Wharton alumni have access to MBA Career Management’s resources, including:
- Job board
- Career assessments
- Resume and cover letter templates
- Interview and networking preparation
- Offer negotiation data
- Board of Directors resources
- On-demand videos
Additionally, all Wharton alumni can schedule up to two complimentary career advising appointments per year to discuss their resume, job search strategies in the current market, Board of Director aspirations, and how to leverage Wharton resources:
Cessna Mac serves as the Vice President of Young Alumni Programming for the Wharton Club of Southern California. She’s an investor at Powerplant Ventures, an emerging-growth investment fund that supports world-changing, plant-centric companies focused on making a lasting, positive impact on the global food system. She leads deal sourcing and execution and serves as a board observer to support PPV portfolio companies.
Prior to joining PPV, Cessna spent the majority of her professional career working in management consulting at EY-Parthenon in New York City. She has also served as a public school teacher with Teach For America in the Bay Area.
Cessna holds a MBA from The Wharton School and an A.B. from Harvard University. She is passionate about building community through health and wellness, enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, and is a proud dog mom.
Given the current social distancing rules, we’re seeking Wharton So Cal alums willing to host 30 minute lunchtime webinar chats. We know that there are so many alums with very unique skills and experience that would be of interest to our community. This doesn’t have to be a heavy lifting project…just a simple talk with a few slides if you think that’s needed.
Timing: starting June 2020
Talks: 30-minute lunchtime talks with Wharton So Cal experts across sectors and functions
Interested? Please email Alissa Finerman