Wharton Stories: Self-Sponsorship

Originally from Brazil, Vinicius Pires, WG’19, says his Wharton education will continue to pay off for the rest of his career.

Why this Student Sees the Wharton MBA as a Family Investment

Prof. Kent Smetters, faculty director of Penn Wharton Budget Model and a popular professor, shares financial advice for EMBA students.

Why This Business Economics Professor Says Self Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program Is a Sound Investment

Adam Beauregard is using his MBA education to further his Navy career, while benefiting from several programs that helped him pay for his degree.

Four Ways This Navy Officer Is Expanding His Perspective and Prospects in Wharton’s EMBA Program

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

Negotiations expert Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli shares some tips about how to discuss this important topic with your employer.

How to Talk with Your Employer about the Time Commitment You’ll Need for Wharton’s EMBA Program

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

Five EMBA students and alumni share their experience with self-sponsorship in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives and why it was worth the investment.

Why Self-Sponsoring in Wharton’s EMBA Program Is Worth It

“If you’re a parent considering this program, remember that you are already an expert at balancing work and home. You know how to prioritize. Once school is added onto your plate, you figure it out.”

New Single Mother of Four on Balancing Work, Family, and School

“My main inspiration lies in creating movements. I want to use the power and influence of film to make a meaningful difference, and change the way people think and interact.”

Wharton San Francisco EMBA Student and Producer Promotes Social Activism Through Advertising

I wasn’t nervous about making the decision to self-sponsor; I saw it as an absolutely worthwhile investment in myself.

Former CFO of Louisiana Makes Public/Private Crossover After Self-Sponsorship