Wharton Stories: Alumni

The 1Gen Club was founded by two friends who wanted to grow community, allyship, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities for FGLI students at Wharton.

Building a Community for First-Generation, Low-Income Students

“A Wharton MBA comes with the opportunity to explore without failure.” – Maria Nikopoulos

From Engineer to International Investor: Making the Most of your MBA Internships

“The best part about serving in the military is the people you serve with, and I’ve found this same sense of comradery with my fellow Wharton vets. From day one, we became a very close-knit group.” – Gia DeHart, WG’24

Honoring Veteran Students in the Wharton MBA Program for Executives

“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 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

“Yes, Wharton is a ton of work. But it’s 100% worth it.” – Marcio Oliveira, WG’22

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Is Helping This Student Hit the Ground Running at Peloton

“My advice to the next incoming class? You belong here. After WEMBA, you’ll realize there’s nothing you can’t do.” –Dr. Frank Igwé, WG’20

Meet Dr. Frank Igwé, WG’20, One of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs”

Brittney Govan, WG’21, and Itunu Dacosta, WG’22, and chat about being recognized for their meaningful leadership in the Black community at Wharton and beyond.

A Conversation Between Whitney M. Young Memorial Fellowship Scholars

Buoyed by the rise of edtech and remote education, Wharton Online provides millions of learners access to the School’s thought leadership.

Growing Wharton Online

“We need to use analytics to help people understand why diversity, inclusion, and belonging is important but there are practical systemic realities that inhibit it, and why we need to re-code the system with first principles and new frameworks to make a difference!” said Shujaat Ahmad, WG’17.

How this Alumnus is Merging People Analytics with Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging