Wharton Stories: San Francisco

Samantha Palmer, WG’20, describes lessons from an FBI hostage negotiator as “100% transferable” to her work in business development.

Six Lessons on Negotiation this Wharton EMBA Student Learned from an FBI Leadership Venture

Working at the not-for-profit J. Paul Getty Trust, Michael de Vera, WG’20, came to Wharton to gain the skills, knowledge, and network to differentiate himself and accelerate his career.

Why This Investment Analyst Says Wharton’s EMBA Program is Worth Self Sponsorship

With a master’s degree in chemical engineering and years of experience in biopharma, Alex Steiner, WG’18, decided an MBA would be a better fit to advance to more senior leadership roles in the industry.

Why This Scientist Chose Wharton’s EMBA Program Over a PhD to Move Up in the Pharma Industry

Former Navy Officer Eric Roe, WG’20, says the key to his success was “careful time management and an efficient training plan.”

Balancing Work at Microsoft, Wharton’s EMBA Program, and the Norseman Extreme Triathlon

Josh Yellin, WG’20, is using the knowledge, network, and confidence he’s getting at Wharton to scale his nonprofit globally.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Student Improve Urban Rivers

Wharton helps students accelerate their careers whether they are staying in the military, planning a future transition, or working in the private sector.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Adds Value for Military Students

After seeing how his wife transformed through Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives, Rajiv Srinivasan, WG’20, decided he wanted to experience it firsthand.

Why This EMBA Spouse Decided to Become an EMBA Student

AKT Investments CEO and President Chrysanthy (Chrysa) Tsakopoulos Demos, WG’18, earned an MBA and gained skills, confidence, and credibility to lead a multi-generational family business that has helped shape the Sacramento region.

Five Ways that Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumna Take the Reins of Her Family’s Business

“Before getting my MBA, I didn’t believe I had the credentials for a CMO role. After Wharton, I felt a lot more confident that I understood the complexity involved at that level and was ready to make a change.”

How PetSmart CMO Josh Kanter Used Wharton’s EMBA Program to Advance to the C-Suite

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