EMBA Stories: Student Experience

Trené Hawkins, WG’20, program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, credits learning teams and the supportive environment for her success in the EMBA program.

Nonprofit Officer Talks about the Importance of Learning Teams and Diversity at Wharton

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

Christina Ho, WG’20, says, “This program is designed to provide a supportive network. This is a place for everyone.”

What’s It Like to Be LGBTQ in Wharton’s EMBA Program?

Marlene Avitia, WG’20, says, “Diversity is important because it provides new perspectives. Wharton embraces inclusivity and creates a melting pot of people in the EMBA cohorts.”

How Diversity Adds Value to Wharton’s EMBA Program for this Strategy Executive

“I went to Penn as an undergraduate, and we weren’t going anywhere else for our MBA. I knew Wharton offered the rigor and alumni network we wanted,” said Dr. Ije Akunyili, WG’20, who attended Wharton’s EMBA program with her husband Aris A. Brou, WG’20.

How this Married Couple Balanced Wharton, Work, and Kids

From donations to delivery services for at-risk populations, the Wharton community is joining in the fight against the pandemic.

How Wharton Students Are Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Daniel Wu, WG’20, and Ada Zhang, WG’21, are leading volunteer efforts across the Wharton community to collect medical supplies for their home country of China.

How Wharton EMBA Students Are Making a Difference in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Learning team members Tulika Jha, Gurvinder Singh, Morgan Fiddler, Joseph Magliarditi, Ramana Lokanathan, Colby Stilson, and Jeffrey Cho (all WG’19) credit Orientation, academic rigor, and the residency requirement for creating a collaborative environment.

Why Students Call Wharton’s EMBA Program a “Team Sport”

“What better way to bond than having an adventure together,” said Ryan Morely, WG’21, whose highlight of the trip was summiting Windom Peak with his classmates Eric Peterson, WG’21 and Dan Simon, WG’21.

How a 14,000-Foot Hike Became a Valuable Learning Experience

Jess Loeb, WG’20, came to Wharton’s EMBA program to learn about organizational change and gain perspective outside of her industry. “I want to grow my company’s mentorship program for women and also do more to encourage and support women in the interactive technology industry,” she said.

How This Software Engineer Is Taking Her Advocacy Work for Women to the Next Level