Wharton Stories: Alumni

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

“I used to not believe in core values — until we picked ones we believed in and operationalized them. They work if they’re real.”

How an Award-Winning Marketing Firm Fosters Work/Life Balance

“I heard about the network during Orientation, and I thought it was probably all talk. But then I saw it in action, and it was impressive,” said Denise Carter, WG’19, co-founder of Quoin Pharmaceuticals.

How Wharton’s Network is Helping this Alumna Grow Her Pharmaceutical Business

Ashmeet Sidana, WG’03, founder of Engineering Capital, credits Wharton with the opportunity to apply his knowledge and experience to venture capital.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Technologist Transition to VC

Ben Murray, WG’19, plans to use his Wharton MBA to efficiently scale his businesses in the film industry and beyond.

Why This Visual Effects Artist and Documentary Director Pursued an MBA

Raj Ratnakar, WG’05, comes to campus several times a year to mentor current students and talk to prospective applicants about how Wharton impacted his career.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alum Transition from Software Entrepreneur to Chief Strategy Officer

With the new perspectives and knowledge he’s gained at Wharton, Chris Ficara, WG’18, is exceeding his business goals at Merrill Lynch and fast-tracking his personal growth.

How This Wealth Advisor Used Wharton’s EMBA Program to Take His Investment Group to the Next Level