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 (MyPenn login required)
- 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:
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
Career Management resources are available remotely to support MBA alumni. From the alumni job board and strategy videos posted online, to dedicated staff who are working from their homes to provide support and career advising, Wharton’s MBA Career Management continues its efforts on behalf of alumni.
Your support of The Wharton Fund makes all of this possible. Thank you for your dedication to the Wharton community.
Stay connected to MBA Career Management for all your career needs, including career coaching, résumé review, and more. Your Wharton family is here for you.
This is an uncertain and challenging time as we confront the global pandemic. Processing all the information while adapting to a new way of life can be overwhelming. What I do know is that our Wharton community is strong and our connections are more important than ever. I’m sending this note to highlight valuable Wharton resources that can help you, and to provide a Club update.
Most of our Club events have been canceled or postponed, but we’re offering some live streaming events not to be missed. Please watch our Website for updates.
- 2020 Outthinker Virtual Summit – April 6 & 7
Take time to review Wharton alumni resources and to update your information on WhartonConnect
See Penn alumnae in action! Get caught up on Momentum 2020: Power of Penn Women podcasts produced by Meesh Pierce.
And, stay connected:
- Stay up to date on how Penn is responding to COVID-19
- Subscribe to the Wharton MBA Career Management Alumni Newsletter (open to all Wharton alumni!)
- Learn how to change anyone’s mind with Professor Jonah Berger’s recorded webinar based on his new book
- Webinar: Investing in a Volatile World with Professor Chris Geczy – April 7
Shari Wakiyama, WG ’04
President, Wharton Club of Southern California
Thanks for bearing with us as we launch our new site! This new site offers you the ability to join groups, network within those groups, renew your membership and buy tickets to the awesome events we put on throughout the year.
If there are any WordPress experts out there in the Wharton So Cal universe, we’d love to hear from you if you’ve got some bandwidth to help support this site!
Did you know that the More Than Ever Capital Campaign has a $1B goal? This is part of the Power of Penn campaign that was launched in 2018.
With 2 years to go in this campaign, the Wharton community has already hit 82% of its fundraising mark!!
If you haven’t been back to campus recently, you’d be surprised to see a ton of construction all around Wharton.
- The Wharton Academic Research Building (WARB), currently under construction on the south side of Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall, will become a campus hub for data and analytics. WARB will provide nearly 70,000 square feet of new space including flexible classrooms, study areas, and offices.
- Tangen Hall, to be built at the corner of 40th and Sansom streets, will feature a Maker lab, a test kitchen, a pop-up retail shop, and co-working space. It will be the home of Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and Venture Lab, where students from across the University can turn good ideas into great outcomes.
- A major renovation of Vance Hall will return the building to the academic core of the School by housing academic departments and student-facing activities.
- The Lauder Institute building (formerly Lauder-Fischer Hall) is being refurbished and will be entirely dedicated to Penn’s leading joint-degree program in international studies and business.
Wharton’s Research: An Unmatched Powerhouse
- The new Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance is one of the world’s only academic centers that focuses on fintech research, education, and innovations. The Center explores the evolving world of finance, from mobile payments to blockchain to algorithmic trading
- Wharton’s longstanding commitment to data-driven business education coalesces in Analytics at Wharton – an initiative that brings together the School’s research and teaching in customer analytics, people analytics, and neuroscience and behavioral economics.
- The Harris Alternative Investments Program is one of the first formal academic programs in private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital. Leveraging Wharton’s pioneering alumni expertise in these fields, the Program is a hug for research and theory on emerging asset classes.
- The Baker Retailing Center is an interdisciplinary industry research center established in 2002 through a generous gift from Jay W56, and Patty Baker. The Center provides a platform to debate opportunities and challenges around trending topics in the global retail landscape.
Full-time WG’21 class profile stats
- 856 enrolled class
- 30% international students
- 64 countries represented
- 36% US Students of Color
- 47% female
W’23 class profile stats
- 519 total matriculated class
- 23% international students
- 10% first generation college educated
- 49% US Students of Color
- 43% female