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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


Introducing #MyWife to #MyWharton

I came to Wharton a week after my honeymoon – without my wife, Baasma Parvi, who has been my support system for the last six years. Of those six years, five were spent in a long distance relationship with both of us in different cities. Neither of us was thrilled about spending one more year


Sugar Mama

Congratulations! Your partner has been accepted to Wharton.  I remember the day my husband, Kyle Brengel WG17, got the call that he was being offered admission into the Wharton Class of 2017.  As a stay-at-home mom at that point, I knew the prospect of him leaving the military to pursue an MBA would significantly alter


Success and Failure and Dating

Dating at Wharton isn’t something people talk about much—some generalized statements here and there lamenting the dearth of 1Y relationships, and that’s about it. But it’s a process to which many of us are familiar with personally—to varying degrees of success. So I’d like to compare it to something else we all know well—the process


Pursuing Love Over Long Distance

You never know when you’re going to meet the love of your life. For me, it was over a greasy slice of pizza at my friend Alex’s apartment in New York. A few of my friends and I were going out that night and I’d picked up dinner on my way over. Cameron was one

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Welcome to Wharton from the WGA President

Dear future Wharton Class of 2018 classmates, Let me be one of the very, very many to welcome you to Wharton! (You’ll hear that a lot of this weekend and, trust me, it never really gets old.) We’re really psyched to give you a glimpse of what life is like at the best darned place