Wharton Stories: Advancement and Transition

Angela Specht, WG’20, chief of staff at Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, came to Wharton for the credential of an MBA, but says she is getting “exponentially more” out of this program.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Executive Impact Global Public Health

Dr. Charles Herman, WG’18, says his business knowledge is helping him to potentially improve the lives of millions of people with new technologies and services.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Doctor Find Unexpected Career Opportunities

Swati Chopra, WG’19, who received a scholarship from FWSF, says mentorship is “critical” to encouraging more women to unlock their potential with an MBA.

Wharton and Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Team Up to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Yan Wu, WG’14, says that Wharton’s classes, network, and innovative ecosystem helped him transition from Wall Street to cofounder.

How Wharton Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Financial Services to Entrepreneurship

“Everyone is genuinely interested in each other and our life journeys. Students are here to build a community that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” said Rana Ara, WG’20, who spent 10 years as a fashion designer before transitioning to marketing.

Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is the Right Fit for this Marketing Executive

Kristin Kearney, WG’20, Yinan Yu, WG’20, and Min Haeberle, WG’20, say the keys to juggling school, work, and a newborn are planning, prioritization, and communication.

Having a Baby in Business School

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”

“Very few people get the opportunity each year to invest in a Wharton MBA and, if you get that chance, you should take it. Education offers by far the best return on any type of investment,” said Michael Greer, WG’21, executive director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Why This Former Professional Ballet Dancer Came to Wharton’s EMBA Program

Vanguard’s Managing Director Jim Norris, WG’97, says employees graduate with new expectations, new levels of confidence, and a diverse network of talented people. “They aren’t the same person as they were before, and you need to recognize and leverage that personal and professional growth to keep them at the company.”

How to Get the Most out of Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program

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 and 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