Wharton Stories: Student Profiles

“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

“What better way to bond than having an adventure together,” said Ryan Morely, WG’21, whose highlight of the trip was summiting Windom Peak with his classmates Eric Peterson, WG’21 and Dan Simon, WG’21.

How a 14,000-Foot Hike Became a Valuable Learning Experience

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

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

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

Jerad King, WG’19, is using his knowledge, network, and broader perspective to help grow his family’s car business, make better investments, and advocate for his industry.

How Wharton Is Impacting This Automotive Industry Executive’s Career

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

Jess Loeb, WG’20, came to Wharton’s EMBA program to learn about organizational change and gain perspective outside of her industry. “I want to grow my company’s mentorship program for women and also do more to encourage and support women in the interactive technology industry,” she said.

How This Software Engineer Is Taking Her Advocacy Work for Women to the Next Level

Amber Mace, WG’20, is using knowledge and tools from Wharton in her role as executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology.

This Student Is Strengthening Science Policy in California Through Wharton’s EMBA Program

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