Wharton Stories: Electives

An interest in consumer retail led Kaylee Tao, W’22, to opportunities and mentorships on campus and off.

This Wharton Senior Has Learned as Much Outside the Classroom as Within

Sarah Stuecheli, W’22, is the face of Wharton in more ways than one. The senior is a Wharton Ambassador, a Disney character, and a skier on Penn’s Ski and Snowboard Team.

From Gulf Coast to Ice Coast: It’s Looking Up for This Downhill Skier

While the plan may have changed for Zöe Patterson, W’23, this first-generation, low-income student is staying true to her identity through her campus activities.

Undergrad Says Arrivederci to Direct Paths and Buongiorno to Blazing Her Own

Business is not a common major for pre-law students, but Nick Hamilton, W’23, picked Wharton to prepare him for law school.

This Philly Native Chose Business School and a BS in Economics to Pursue Pre-Law

Ben Kreuzer, W’22, was looking for a course to fulfill a cross-cultural perspective requirement, but the music class ended up sparking a passion for jazz, a love for discovering new music, and a habit of buying record albums at estate sales.

From an Elective to a Newfound Appreciation

Learn about student programs and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative in the 2021–22 academic year.

9 Ways Students Can Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

When Prof. Lori Rosenkopf’s course on the culture of tech went virtual, she set out to make a more interactive learning experience. Her efforts have seen some unexpected results.

Breaking Classroom Barriers Over Zoom

Dr. Charles Herman, WG’18, says his business knowledge is helping him to potentially improve the lives of millions of people with new technologies and services.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Doctor Find Unexpected Career Opportunities

Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”

How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry

Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.

How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike