Wharton Stories: Finance

Julianne Goodman tells how a Passion Project grant is helping her develop her own ice cream menu — and why Wharton tastes like spicy espresso chocolate.

How This Wharton Undergraduate Is Pursuing Her Passion for Homemade Ice Cream

These EMBA grads are using Wharton skills to transform social impact organizations, and the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund makes it possible.

How a Loan Forgiveness Fund Is Helping These EMBA Grads Sustain Social Impact Careers

“Lots of people don’t get these opportunities and I’m not going to waste mine, not for myself but for all those who don’t have these life-changing opportunities. I can have an impact or make a difference in someone’s life.”

From Jamaica to Wharton: How This Undergrad Seized Upon Every Opportunity in His Path

Swati Patel, WG’18, gives the top financial advice learned by Common Cents, the MBA personal finance organization she founded at Wharton.

What “Common Cents” Can Teach MBAs About Personal Finance

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

Tala Al Jabri, WG’18, came to Wharton so she could create financial opportunity in the Middle East. When she attended the Future Investment Initiative, she found doors already opening. Here’s her story.

What This MBA Student Learned at a Financial Summit in Her Home Country of Saudi Arabia

Luis Rietti, WG’18, on the learning environment, community, and opportunities in the Wharton MBA Program for Executives in Philadelphia

Cleantech Investment Broker Shares What It’s Like to Be a Philly Wharton EMBA Student

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

When George Dutile, WG’17, wanted to transition from the military, he and his wife worried about taking a risk on an MBA. They went “all in” at Wharton, and the whole family benefited.

Why This Vet Brought His Family to Wharton and Why It Was the Best Thing He Ever Did

How Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s Dia Martin, WG’02, furthers both development and U.S. policy goals through publicly financed impact investments, interviewed by Megan Foo, W’19

How Dia Martin Mobilizes Capital to Solve Development Challenges