Wharton Stories: Students

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean Katherine Klein interviews Thilan Tudor — a Penn Med student — about why he joined an impact investing program and what he learned from researching a promising electric vehicle startup.

Integrating Medical School, Impact Investing, and Electric Vehicles

Veteran co-founders Chase Hobby, WG’20, and Evan Seale, WG’20, recall how their time in the armed services played a pivotal role in their desire to pursue entrepreneurship at Wharton.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

When Prof. Lori Rosenkopf’s course on the culture of tech went virtual, she set out to make a more interactive learning experience. Her efforts have seen some unexpected results.

Breaking Classroom Barriers Over Zoom

“Students create an amazingly tight-knit community over two years. Orientation jumpstarts that process of getting to know classmates,” says Wharton Management Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow.

How Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow Helps Learning Teams Bond During Orientation

“Coming together as a community, in solidarity and in number, seemed a natural part of the healing process.”

Undergrads Discuss Asian Identity and Biases at Community Forum

Supply chains today are more globalized than ever. Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) students discuss an impact investing deal for a startup that helps consumers support fair trade and sustainable practices.

Blockchain for Good(s): Creating More Visibility in Global Supply Chains

All around the world, MBA students are connecting virtually with alumni in their own cities through the new Wharton Alumni Welcome program.

Community Away from Campus

Learn about virtual student programming and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

9 Ways for Students to Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

“It is often said that actions speak louder than words. But in law, words can speak louder than actions.” Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellow Edward Grigg, LLM candidate at Penn Law, reflects on the importance of legal documents in the field of impact investing.

Mission Impactful: Using a Legal Skillset to Research Impact Investing