Summer Onboarding – Class of 2024

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Let’s Get Started: Onboarding with Blair Mannix

Action items & resources for onboarding to the Wharton MBA program.

Pre-MBA Programs

Advice on pre-MBA programs (MLT, Consortium, etc.), interview opportunities and potential early offers, & implications for recruiting.

Meet the MBA Office of Student Life

Meet the Student Life team and learn how you will engage with them during your MBA experience.

International Student Panel

Students and members of the Office of Student Life staff share stories and advice on transitioning to life at Penn/Wharton and the U.S.

Waivers and Placement Process

Learn about the waiver and placement process with the Academic Affairs team.

MBA Writing Requirement & Waiver Exam

Overview and Q&A about the MBA Writing Requirement and Writing Waiver Exam.

Advising Support Network Onboarding Tips

Looking for a place to get started with Onboarding?  The Advising Support Network share ways to get organized and prepare for Pre-Term.

Wharton Computing Technology Overview

Learn about email, accounts, wifi, security and Wharton-provided software and services that will be useful throughout your Wharton journey.

Meet the MBA Academic Affairs Team

Meet the Academic Affairs team and learn how you will engage with them during your MBA experience.

Wellness at Wharton

OSL and members of the Penn wellness community share important contacts and resources to create and incorporate wellness practices into your Wharton (and Penn) life.

Benefits of Being an Alumni

Your connection to Wharton and Penn begins now & is lifelong. Learn about the benefits of being a Wharton/Penn alum & our core spirit of giving back and paying it forward.

Mature & Enterprise Recruiting 

An introduction to the framework for understanding the MBA recruiting landscape. An important primer before viewing Industry Briefs.

Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups

With Jennifer Savoie


With Alex Holmes

Media, Entertainment & Sports

With Robyn Ettinger

Social Impact

With Jennifer Savoie

Consumer Products

With Sugirtha Stathis


With Jennifer Savoie


With Alex Holmes

Real Estate

With Alex Holmes


With Sugirtha Stathis


With Manisha Jain

Investment Banking

With Sunshine Singer


With Robyn Ettinger

General Management

With Manisha Jain