Wharton Stories: Alumni

As the Chinese New Year approaches, we take a look back at highlights from some of the most memorable events and lectures that left an impact on the Penn Wharton China community in 2017.

2017: The Penn Wharton China Center Year in Review

10 Reasons Why I Chose EMBA Over a Full-Time MBA

Initially interested in making a career change to VC, Dr. Shaun Honig, WG’17, took advantage of EMBA’s Executive Career Coaching and came up with a better plan that would utilize his years of medical experience and business education.

Three Career Management Resources This EMBA Student Used to Accelerate His Career

As we begin a new year, we recall some of the most outstanding achievements, memorable people, and trailblazing initiatives that left an impact on the Wharton community in 2017.

2017: The Wharton Year in Review

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

Joey Zwillinger, founder of Allbirds, manufacturer of Time’s “most comfortable shoe in the world,” talks about branding his startup with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

How to Brand the Apple of Shoe Companies

Director of Avian Medicine and Pathology at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Sherrill Davison, WG’04, combines the business knowledge she gained at Wharton with her veterinary education to help prevent and manage outbreaks of poultry illnesses like avian flu.

How This Penn Vet Professor is Using Her Business Knowledge to Help Contain Avian Flu

Helping to build Uber’s Middle Eastern office from the ground up gave Carl Madi, WG’17, a firsthand look at how a successful startup takes off. Wharton’s MBA Program allowed him to understand the business decisions behind it.

How Business School Allowed This MBA to See His Startup Experience Through a New Lens

This startup helps you save time and upgrade your guest experience. Co-founded by Wharton alum David Jacoby, W’01, Hostfully’s digital guidebook platform makes it easy to create and share custom online guidebooks across all your properties.

Hostfully: Beautiful Online Guidebooks for Better Guest Experiences

Amy Wang, WG’12, G’12, talks about the inside world of impact investing and shares tips for going into the field.

Adding Tangible Value With Impact Investment