Wharton Stories: Operations, Informations, and Decisions

“Most people on the venture had never been onboard a tall ship, much less navigated one. I wanted to challenge myself to work with a new group of people under conditions I have never encountered before.” – Claudia Olsson, WG’24

Navigating Tall Ships, Entrepreneurship in Wharton’s EMBA Program

“So much of being an entrepreneur is being scrappy, learning off the cuff, and making it work, which is hard to teach in a classroom. But at Wharton, I became fluent in the language of business.” – Abby Greensfelder, WG’02

From Creative to CEO: How Wharton Unlocks the Business of Entertainment

“My advice for prospective EMBA students is to focus on relationship-building as opposed to grades. When you go to your ten-year Wharton reunion, people remember the time you spent together and what you gave back to your network.” – Anand Raghavan, WG’13

From Engineer to Entrepreneur: Wharton’s Powerful Career Impact 

“Being surrounded by people that I considered highly successful and ambitious motivated me. When I entered that environment, I realized it was something I had been searching for all along.” -CJ Gottuso, WG’21

Different Needs for Different Breeds: How These Wharton Alumni are Disrupting the Dog Food Industry

Pooja Bansal, WG’20, came to Wharton looking for a career in Silicon Valley, but ended up finding the “perfect opportunity” at a classmate’s veteran-based mortgage firm.

How Wharton’s EMBA Career Resources Helped this Alumna Pivot from IT to HR

“This level of education changes the way you think about the world. It doesn’t just have career implications, it has life implications,” said Cory Halbardier, WG’19.

Why this Sales and Operations Executive Says Wharton’s MBA for Executives Program is Worth It

“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

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

Shivaraman (Shiva) Ramachandran, WG’18, used the Wharton MBA Program for Executives to hone his leadership skills and transition into hardware business operations at payment processing and point-of-sale solutions company Square.

From Technologist to Business Operations Leader: How This EMBA Alum Used Wharton’s Executive Coaching and Feedback Program to Make the Transition

Why Jodie Yorg, WG’19, decided she needed an MBA to advance in her tech industry career, and how she’s making the program work for her family.

Silicon Valley Exec on Why Wharton’s EMBA Program Is Worth It — Especially for Women