Wharton Stories: Alumni

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

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

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

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

Cofounders Lindsay Stewart, WG’14, and Brian McNeill, WG’14, say that classes, classmates, faculty, and the Wharton network created an “incubator” in which they developed their video-platform company.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped These Classmates Launch Stringr

Joan Lau, WG’08, wasn’t planning to become an entrepreneur — but the knowledge, network, and confidence she gained from Wharton’s EMBA Program helped her pivot into new ventures.

How Wharton Helped This Alumna Transition from Scientist to CEO

During Wharton’s EMBA program, Katherine Tan, WG’19, joined the Gates Foundation where she is achieving her goal of working at the “intersection of social impact and the private sector.”

How Wharton is Helping this Alumna Impact Global Development

Preeti Rathi, WG’14, used the knowledge, tools and network at Wharton to transition from product roles to venture capital.

How This Wharton EMBA Alum Pivoted from Tech to VC

Mark Spector, WG’15, uses knowledge and tools from Wharton to negotiate real estate deals and lead development projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Impacted this Graduate’s Career at the Intersection of Real Estate and Government