Wharton Stories: Community Service/Philanthropy

Learn about student programming with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.

Welcome Back to Campus: 6 Social Impact Programs for Students

Alumna social entrepreneur Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne is changing the market for women entrepreneurs of color.

How This Alumna Is Driving $1 Billion to Women of Color Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech manager and recent alumna Madhuri Alahari, WG’18, shares advice on surviving and thriving during the two-year program.

New Grad on How to Have a Successful Experience in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Christian Butts, W’18, explains how he balanced his interests inside and outside the classroom with a variety of work experiences and research opportunities at Penn.

Do What You Enjoy: Recent Wharton Graduate Shares What Kept Him Grounded

Justin Tuck, WG’18, entreated students to participate in the Wharton-founded One for the World movement by pledging 1% of their post-MBA salaries to philanthropy.

MBA, Philanthropist, and Former NFL Player Asks MBAs to Pledge ‘One for the World’

“We’re just so grateful to Penn for allowing us to have this opportunity. It’s amazing that they offer students the ability to positively impact the community on such a large level, and really pursue their dreams.”

Three Wharton Seniors Win the 2018 President’s Engagement Prize for Their Furniture Nonprofit

From desserts and Halal food to rock climbing and 3D printing, Wharton students pursue personal interests supported by a collaboration between Wharton Wellness and the Undergraduate Advisory Board.

Not All Business: How Passion Projects Help Wharton Undergrads Pursue Non-academic Interests

“When I came to college, I knew that I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to study here, and I always felt the responsibility to give back to others.”

Social Impact, Swimming, and Business: How This Wharton Senior Juggles Her Eclectic Passions

WSII Fellow, Jonathan Wood, shares four lessons for urban planners based on his research with Wharton Statistics professors.

How to Use Big Data to Make Cities Safer

Social entrepreneur Peter Wang Hjemdahl, W’19, tells what he learned as a Hult Prize regional finalist with rePurpose.

6 Lessons Learned From a Wharton Undergrad’s Social Entrepreneurial Journey