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How to Explain Business School to Your Parents

Over the past two years, we’ve developed a rich vocabulary to describe our two years of learning here at The Wharton School of Business. Yes, this vocabulary is predominantly made up of acronyms—MGEC, NPV, SSF, GIP, DCF, DFMO—but this new lexicon will serve us well outside of Philadelphia. (I’ve heard that BCG consultants have whole

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Looking Back at First Year

What has been your best and worst moments of your first year? Sara Leitner: Best: Working with all my amazing classmates, getting to know them and learning about what they are passionate about! I’m blown away by the excitement and commitment our class has to making things happen.  Worst: Probably the stress of recruiting. It’s

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Welcome the New Editors

Name: Emmanuel Chimezie Title: Editor-In-Chief Best & worst moment at Wharton so far: Best: Seeing Clyde open for Yung Joc. Worst: Spending too much time on CS Vision for WJ: The Wharton Journal has a long history and I hope to contribute what I can to a great brand – by increasing readership among current

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What’s Similar Between Holi and Wharton Experience

There are a few things from my childhood that prepared me for the competitive environment at Wharton. Celebrating Holi as a kid who grew up with 10 cousins was one of them! Now that I am Wharton, I can reflect back how my Holi experiences were similar to being at Wharton. My top three are:

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Welcome to the Class of 2019 from the WGA President

To the rockstars and fellow classmates of the Class of 2019, There’s one phrase that you’ll hear ad nauseam upon arriving at school which, admittedly, I took for granted upon stepping foot on campus: “Welcome to Wharton.” However, the beauty of Wharton lies not in a simple initial greeting once arriving to Philadelphia. It’s in

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Welcome to Wharton

This is a start of a transformational journey — you will learn from the best business school faculty in the world, build strong and meaningful relationships with the most talented pool of business school students, and explore new avenues of professional and personal fulfillment — which will extend over a lifetime within a powerful network

Remembering Benji After Social Impact Week

In November 2016, we lost an incredibly great friend in Benji Schuttler. Since that time, we have supported each other, provided avenues for our peers to express sorrow and process together.  Many of us knew about Benji’s passion for social impact, whether it was through the Wharton Social Impact Club, the Harvard Kennedy School program, the Boston

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How to give like an investor

Charitable giving is no easy thing. There are over 1 million nonprofits in the United States alone, and it is difficult for philanthropists to assess which ones are most deserving of donations. While Wharton students and alumni typically spend countless hours optimizing their investment strategies, they often make decisions around charitable donations with less perfect

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