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What Type of Boss Will You Be?

What Type of Boss Will You Be?

I was never quite the activist type. Growing up as an immigrant in a single-parent household, I faced challenges that required all of my attention if I was to achieve something greater than my circumstances—or at least something more. It wasn’t until college that I found the spark that would lead me to dedicate my

Staff Spotlight: Eric Bradlow

At this year’s convocation, Eric Bradlow—Vice Dean of Doctoral Programs and co-director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative—started a movement called #WhartonProud. In this conversation, we explore what it means to be a Wharton student, how we compare with other MBA programs, and the controversy over the lack of female speaker representation at the WCAI

Meet Your Cluster Presidents

Earning trust and support from your classmates – especially when you’ve just met them 2 months ago – is definitely not an easy thing. Last week, the presidents of the four clusters were announced after a very competitive election. President of Cluster 1 is Abby Stewart, who grew up on the South-side of Chicago and

Wharton Wrap UP

Stay Calm, Lead On

The first year of business school flies by in a flurry of emotions—it’s altogether exhilarating, stressful, social, lonely, stimulating, and exhausting. You undergo a landslide of personal development during those ten months. And then, in the blink of an eye, you’re done with finals and moving on to summer internships. The lessons we learn both

Brian Rikuda’s Guide to Success

One of a Kind Brian Rikuda is, to be perfectly literal, one of a kind. Half-Japanese, half-black. Stanford drop-out. Hip hop entrepreneur. Winner of BET’s Ultimate Hustler competition, Wharton MBA. Even his name, fashioned by his mother to be a kind of hybrid moniker—a combination of Riley (his father’s last name) and Ikeda (his mother’s)—has

Leadership Through Resilience & Adaptability: Charles de Villaines WG ‘15

We all know our classmates at Wharton are exceptional, talented, and diverse in both thought and background.  It is a true gift, however, when a truly inspirational peer steps forward to share stories of moving determination and resilience.  In his Peer Perspectives on Leadership lecture this past Wednesday, Charles de Villaines addressed a packed classroom