Hello Class of 2017!

We hope you had a great week in MGMT 610!

August 20, 2015

Your First Exam

We want to wish you good luck on your first exam at Wharton, which takes place on Monday, August 24th at 10 AM for MGMT 610. You can see your exam location on your presonalized calendar on the Pre-Term app.

Diversity Workshop - Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25

Please remember that our MANDATORY Diversity Workshop will be taking place on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. Attendance will be taken. You will find the date and time and location for your cluster below:

Cluster 1 - Monday, August 24, 3:30pm-6:00pm, G06

Cluster 2 - Tuesday, August 25, 9:30pm-12:00pm, G06

Cluster 3 - Tuesday, August 25, 1:00pm-3:30pm,  G06

Cluster 4 - Monday, August 24, 12:30pm-3:00pm, G06

Course Match Deadlines

You will be notified when Course Match reopens tomorrow. As you finalize your schedule, please keep in mind the following deadlines:

Monday, September 1

- last day to add a Q1 or full semester course

- last day to drop, without penalty, Q1 or full semester courses at capacity

 Monday, September 14

- last day to change grading status on full semester or Q1 elective courses

 Monday, September 21

 - final day to drop  Q1 courses

Please see the Academic Calendar for further details. 

Complete Your Profile and Upload Your Resume in CareerPath

CareerPath is Wharton’s online recruiting system.  In order to gain access to the complete functionality of CareerPath, receive important industry-specific recruiting information and targeted recruiting advise, complete the following: 

1. Log-in and complete the “My Profile” section.  

2. Upload your most recent resume*

a. Go to the “Resumes & Cover Letters” tab

b. Select the documents tab

c. Click the “Add New” button

d. Give you resume a label (such as “General Resume” or “Advising Resume”)

e. Select “Resume” for document type and click “Browse…” to select your resume document

f. Click the “Submit” button

*This resume will be used for internal and career advising purposes only and will not be viewed by anyone other than the MBACM staff. 

Student Financial Services
Please be sure to check the status of your loan application(s) on the Penn Loan System at www.sfs.upenn.edu/loans and contact the Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office at 215-898-8728 or by email if you have any questions. 
Student refunds for the Fall term will be available within seven business days after the Student Financial Services Loan Office receives your loan disbursement(s).

Wharton MBA Financial Aid Team
Class of 2017 Small Locker Sign-up

There are a limited number of small lockers available to Wharton MBA students thus at the beginning of each academic year, small lockers are distributed first-come, first-served via the Class of 2017 Small Locker Sign-up. Winners are permitted to use an assigned locker for the current academic year only. 

The Class of 2017 Small Locker Sign-up is now open. The entry deadline is Thursday, August 27 at 5pm or whenever slots are filled. Students who sign up will be notified of the results via email starting Tuesday, August 25 by 5pm. You may sign up for a small locker here.

Mail Folders

All first year students have a mail folder, located in the bins on the east side of the 2nd floor of Huntsman Hall. Please do not remove your folder from the bins.

Pre-Term Presentations

All of the Pre-Term presentations can be found on SPIKE under Quick Links or on the Pre-Term 2015 page.

EXCEL 1 Workshop

This hands-on workshop, designed for those with little or no Excel experience, or who want a refresher, focuses on Excel essentials that may be helpful to know for your upcoming coursework. Apply skills using practical business examples.  A course pack is available for after class reference.                       

Specific topics include:

  • Edit, Format, Insert, and Delete Cells, Rows and ColumnsAssign utilities to twice the number of classes (not just sections) of your desired course load. For example, if your maximum cu is set at 4 cu for the fall, assign utilities to 8 distinct classes, and put utilities on as many sections of those classes as possible.
  • How to write and use general Business related formulas
  • Copy formulas with Relative and Absolute Cell Referencing
  • Insert Miscellaneous Functions (Math, Statistical, Logical)
  • Create and Edit charts
  • Work Sheet commands; Link sheets together
  • Page Layout, Print and View commands
  • Level 1 Shortcut keys to increase efficiency in completing spreadsheets

To sign up for a Monday, August 24 or Tuesday, August 25 timeslot, click here!

Student Health Insurance

The University of Pennsylvania requires that you carry adequate health insurance. You may satisfy this requirement through a private or employer-sponsored plan that meets Penn’s minimum criteria or you may enroll in Penn’s Student Insurance Plan (PSIP).

If you have not shown proof of insurance by August 31, 2015 you will be automatically enrolled in PSIP and the fees will be charged to your bursar bill.

Information for students with disabilities

Penn's Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) provides comprehensive, professional services for students with disabilities to ensure equal academic opportunity and participation in University-sponsored programs. If you have a disability that you wish to identify, submit the online self-identification form as soon as possible, as accommodations can take between four and six weeks to certify and implement.

Any information you choose to disclose in this regard is voluntary and will not adversely affect admission or participation in educational programs or activities. This information is confidential and will be shared only with appropriate University officials to ensure compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Student Disabilities Services or an Academic Advisor in the MBA Program Office.


The MBA Office of Student Life would like to invite you to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with your Cluster Student Life Advisor at some point in the coming days, weeks, or months. Our aim is to get to know you better and discuss some of your goals and how we can best support you during your time at Wharton.

If you would like to set up a meeting, please use the link below to access the Wharton Appointment Scheduler.



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