Wharton Stories: Work/Life Balance

Chez Uzoh, WG’20, whose kids were 5 and 2 when he came to Wharton’s EMBA program, said the keys to success are planning, communication, and prioritization.

How this Energy Expert Managed Work, School, and Kids with a Commute from Texas

Kevin Hanson, WG’20, shares six steps that helped him juggle his job at Google with school and toddlers.

How this Dad Balanced Wharton, Work, and Young Kids

“Other women have done this before me, and there was no reason I couldn’t do the same,” said Suzanne Shaw, WG’20, who commuted from Jamaica to Philadelphia for classes.

How this Mom Balanced School, Work, and Having Another Baby in Wharton’s EMBA Program

“There are tough moments, and you need to be ready for those. But I would go back and do this program 10 times over if I could,” said Neda Amanat, WG’20.

How this Alumna Balanced School, Work and Kids in Wharton’s EMBA Program

“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 EMBA Program is Worth It

Tricia Shaw, WG’12, says “the value of the EMBA program is much longer than two years because the benefits of the community last a lifetime.”

How Wharton Helped this Naval Aviator Change Coasts and Transition to the Private Sector

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

Sherry Ann Mohan, WG’13, says the EMBA program is an inclusive environment for underrepresented minorities. “Being in supportive spaces like Wharton helps me navigate in places where there aren’t that many people who look like me.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Finance Executive

“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

Angela Specht, WG’20, chief of staff at Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, came to Wharton for the credential of an MBA, but says she is getting “exponentially more” out of this program.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Executive Impact Global Public Health