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Breaking the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Policy

Breaking the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Policy

Prior to Wharton, I had the privilege of sharing my story as a Western-born Muslim with friends, co-workers, and acquaintances. But here, I feel that a big part of my life as a practicing Muslim is often shut out. At Wharton, casual conversation topics run from where I am from, where I worked, and where

The Math of Me

“I am 1/16 French, 15/16 Vietnamese.” The phrase rolls off my tongue when I introduce myself, along with my name and where I grew up. Earlier in life, I struggled with this simple descriptor. When people asked, “What are you?” their puzzled expressions seemed to scream, “Where do you belong?” When I was younger, I

[All] Lives (Should) Matter

I want to look all children in the eye and tell them their humanity is valued and their worth, immeasurable. I want to be right when I tell them they can do anything and only their wildest imaginations are the limit. But tragically, as a descendant of African slaves, I have not always felt that

FRP Archetypes

The dust is settling. Wharton’s official “Focused Recruiting Period” has ended. Whether recruiting for consulting, finance, technology, CP&G, or none of the above, we were all focused on a mission. Some walked away with multiple offers; others with that ever-important, one offer. Some may be still waiting, and others are in regrouping mode as they

How to Get the Most Out of Welcome Weekend

Dear future Wharton Class of 2018 MBA candidates, Congratulations! If you are reading this, it is because you are an impressive, committed, and ambitious professional who is excited about coming to Wharton in August. (That, or you’ve hacked into a WG18 admit’s email account. Well done, we should talk!) As many of us at Wharton