Wharton Stories: Admissions and Applying

“Take time to be thoughtful and be yourself. We want to really get to know you through these essays,” says San Francisco Admissions Director Barbara Craft.

Wharton EMBA Admissions Directors Share Tips on Writing Strong Essays

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?

Marc Rodriguez, WG’20, came to Wharton for his career at the Federal Reserve Board, but says the friendships he’s formed are a “tremendous benefit.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Bank Regulator

“The Wharton EMBA community is a tight-knit group that supports each other academically, professionally, and personally. The Buddy Program is a grassroots representation of everything great about the Wharton network,” said Jodie Yorg, WG’19.

How “Buddies” Provide Mentorship for Wharton EMBA Students

Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”

How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry

Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.

How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike

“I haven’t been in school in 30 years. I knew this would take a lot of work, but I also knew that it would be good preparation for going back to school. It’s like running a marathon and test preparation is part of the training,” said Dr. Gordon Tang, WG’21.

How This Neurosurgeon Prepared for the Executive Assessment

“It is not GMAT-lite. Prepare with the same effort and dedication that you would for the GMAT or GRE,” advises Emily Kort, WG’21, who describes herself as a “non-quant person.”

An EMBA Student Shares Her Strategic Study Plan for the Executive Assessment

Edgardo Jimenez, WG’20, credits Wharton for helping him land a new role at the cutting-edge of technology. “This EMBA program adds so much value from the brand to the curriculum to the network. It’s already paying off immeasurably and I haven’t even graduated yet,” he said.

How Wharton Helped this Mechanical Engineer Transition from Heavy Industry to Technology

Jaime Miranda, WG’19, relied on a structured approach to studying for the GMAT and working with a math tutor to achieve her goals.

How this Hotel Executive Prepared for the Quant Aspects of Wharton’s EMBA Program