Hello Class of 2017!

March 31, 2016

Final Day To Drop A Q4 Class

Tuesday, April 5

  • Final day to drop Q4 classes

Dropping a course section after this date will warrant a "W" on your transcript and the course's credit units will be counted against your 21CU limit. Students who exceed the 21CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. 

Click here to view the full academic calendar.

Voting is Open for Teaching Awards

Voting is now open for two of the teaching awards conferred to members of the Wharton faculty during the spring semester.

Please follow the links below to cast your vote for:

The Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award

The Core Curriculum Awards

Voting concludes on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Curricular Practical Training

International students who will have an internship or work in the US (paid or unpaid) will require work authorization. F-1 students can satisfy this requirement through either Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Most students will elect to use CPT as it does not use up the allotted OPT time. The MBA Program Office is offering two courses this summer in conjucntion with CPT:

Please see the SPIKE CPT website for course details and the registration process. Students cannot apply for CPT through ISSS until their course registration is complete. Please note that CPT authorization tends to take between 3 to 5 days so students will have ample time to have this finalized before the end of the spring semester.

Statistics Department Speaker Series

Jonathan Vogan (WHG ’11), Quantitative Research Specialist with US Securities and Exchange Commission, will be presenting a talk: “The Comparative Advantage of an Analytical MBA” on Monday, April 11 from noon – 1:20 pm in JMHH F55.

Jonathan's career has spanned international banking, humanitarian aid, the US Senate, consulting, healthcare, and securities regulation. Throughout his career he has been on the lookout for opportunities to apply math and statistics to make his job easier. Currently, Jonathan is a "quant" for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Jonathan graduated from the University of Chicago with majors in mathematics, history, and economics. Jonathan also earned an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 6 by clicking here.

Film Screening, Discussion, and Dinner: The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In is an acclaimed documentary (Sundance 2015, Variety, TIME) about how pop culture defines for us what it means to be a "man", and the problems brought about as a result, for boys, men, father-son relationships, partners, families, and society as a whole.

Moderated by Professor Stew Friedman (founder of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project) and co-sponsored by the MBA Program Office, 22s, Wharthogs Rugby, Wildmen Hockey, and Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, this event brings together men and women of the Wharton community for a viewing followed by a Q&A session.

When: Wednesday, April 6, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: SHDH 351

What: The Mask You Live In, by Jessica Siebel Newsom (WATCH THE TRAILER

Why: Life-long learning, and FREE DINNER.

How: RSVP here (so we know how much food to get) and FB event here .

International Students and U.S. Taxes

If you are an international student, you may need to pay state and federal income tax. Visit http://global.upenn.edu/isss/tax for information about your tax obligations.

Please contact ISSS for further information.

Financial Holds

This is a reminder that Student Financial Services has begun placing registration holds on all accounts over $1000. Please go to the Student Financial Services office in 100 Franklin Building to take care of this matter as soon as possible. If any account has over $200 due, students cannot view their grades or request transcripts.

Leadership Program News
  • Authors@Whartonpresents Anne-Marie Slaughter in conversation with Dean Geoffrey Garrett and Professor Adam Grant. Monday April 4, 2016 5:30pm- 6:30pm at the Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Doors open at 4:30pm. Registration Required
  • Wrap Up This Year with a Leadership Expedition in Alaska We have one spot that just opened up on the Extreme Alaska Leadership Expedition outside of Anchorage from May 20-29, 2016. Participant fee is $4,200. This venture offers a mentally and physically intense, multi-day leadership experience to challenge and grow capabilities as you mountaineer through the remote Alaska Range on the Canwell-Gulkana glacier traverse (south central part of the state).  Participants will sleep, eat, travel, and play on and off glaciers and have the opportunity to learn wilderness skills such as: mountaineering (individual and rope-team travel), ice climbing, crevasse rescue, compass and map navigation, and camping on snow. If interested, please email wlpventures@wharton.upenn.edu.

  • It’s Not Over Until It’s Over – Extend Your Incredible Year with a Week in Atacama in May

    Dates: May 20-28, 2016

    Cost: $3400
    This week long adventure to the Chilean Altiplano makes the most of the spectacular northern desert. Well known for its numerous volcanic peaks, separated by extensive flat plains and rift canyons, the Atacama Desert offers up a wide-range of different activities, including backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and a summit attempt of a 17,000-ft. mountain. This program takes advantage of the variety of landscapes to provide a challenging circuit that draws on an array of different skills and strengths. In particular, the program focuses on participants´ leadership abilities to maximize the different strengths and weakness of team members to achieve its goals.


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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