Wharton Stories: International

Dean Geoffrey Garrett says electric vehicles could be the next big export industry for China and the country could be a leader in AI.

Wharton Dean Talks with Yicai at Davos about Growth Opportunities for China

“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether you fly six or 16 hours. You will grow with every challenge and figure out how to make it work, so make sure to pursue the best education possible and don’t limit yourself because of geography.”

Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is Worth Commuting to from Asia

“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

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

Eric Tse, W’18, shares how he brought together top Chinese leaders and 1,500 students from more than 85 cities across the country and the globe for the Penn Wharton China Summit. Now he is continuing to create connections with China as a Schwarzman Scholar and CEO of an international employment firm.

How This Schwarzman Scholar Founded America’s Largest Student-Organized Summit on China

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

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

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

Huntsman Program student Jonathan Lahdo, C’20, W’20, grew up in Dubai, UAE, to Syrian and Lebanese parents. At Wharton and Penn, he’s not only gaining the business and language skills to make a difference after graduation, but he’s also involved in student and community organizations to make a difference now.

How an Undergrad Club Is Empowering Refugees in the Philadelphia Community and in the World at Large