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Make Wharton Great Again

In 1972, our alma mater to-be made big moves and shortened its name from “The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce” to just “The Wharton School.” But we’ve carried the reputation for being a quant-heavy, finance school through the present, even without Donald Trump’s help. Recently though, Wharton has been trying to pivot from its


The MBA Less Traveled

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Words to live by, are they not? Never take the obvious path. Look for lesser known paths, paths trodden by only a few before. Hell, don’t even take a path – smash through


Like Father, Like Son

Growing up, I thought that I was famous. When I was three years old, my parents made a fake “Newsweek” magazine cover with me in the center dressed in an immaculate all-white suit and baby-blue tie. After seeing this cover, I immediately shared the good news with all of my friends, and they believed me.


How Do You Explain Business School to Your Parents?

Explaining business school to my parents has been a major challenge. I’ll never forget calling them after the first week of Pre-Term, and hearing all of their excited questions about Wharton: “Do you have a major? Have you picked your classes yet? Have you met Jeremy Siegel?” My reply of “Not exactly, but I did


Two Years, Two Takeaways Later

My wife and I had a son seven months ago. He’s got thunder thighs. Once he can talk, I bet he’ll want to know what we were up to in Philadelphia. I’ll tell him about Wharton: the great friends I made, the interesting things I learned, the cool experiences I had here. And I’ll tell

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The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

“President Kim Il Sung is better than George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson—combined,” or so said President Jimmy Carter according to Mr. Lim, our North Korean tour guide, as he earnestly addressed our bus of 16 tourists in Pyongyang.  I had no internet access (North Korea has their very own intranet), but didn’t need


Traveling in a Trump(ed) America

Recently, I arrived at the Newark Liberty International airport from a fantastic trip to Europe. My friends and I slowly made our way out of the plane, laughing over our fun and eye-opening experiences that are typical to Wharton trips (sadly coming to an end as I approach graduation). The fun conversation started to dampen


Immersion in the MENA Region Without Leaving Wharton

The 2016 MENA Conference took place on Saturday April 9, 2016, a day when Philadelphia finally enjoyed a beautiful snowfall after an almost snowless winter. In some countries, snow on a special day like weddings or birthdays means good luck. This omen definitely materialized in the case of the 2016 MENA Conference – the highlight