Hello Class of 2016!

April 7, 2016

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.

Financial Holds

This is a reminder to inform you that Student Financial Services has placed a registration hold on your University of Pennsylvania account due to an outstanding balance of $1000 or more.  Please go to the Student Financial Services Office in 100 Franklin Building to resolve this matter as soon as possible.  If your account has an outstanding balance of over $200, you will not receive your diploma and will not be able to view your grades or request transcripts.

Leadership Program News
  • Authors@Wharton presents Amy Cuddy. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:30pm- 8:30pm JMHH 8th Floor. Doors open at 6:30pm. Registration Required.

    GUIDE invites you to join Professor Anne M. Greenhalgh, Deputy Director of the McNulty Leadership Program, for an interactive discussion about “Crafting a Job: Revisioning Employees as Active Crafters of Their Work” by Penn graduate Amy Wrzesniewski and her mentor Jane E. Dutton.  Consider such questions as: Are job descriptions reality or fiction?  How do you craft a job?  How do you see your work? As a job, a career, or a calling?  Monday, April 18, 2016 4:30 – 5:30 p.m..  Location: TBC

  • 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.

Order Graduation Regalia by 4/15!

The deadline for ordering regalia is approaching quickly. Don't forget to order yours by 4/15 through the Graduation checklist:


Important Graduation Information

Dear Class of 2016:

As graduation approaches, Wharton is launching two valuable resources to help you transition from student to alum: the Graduation Checklist and Alumni Orientation. These resources will help you to stay connected to each other and to the School post-graduation, as well as ways to access ongoing career and professional development resources.

Wharton Graduation Checklist:

The Wharton Graduation Checklist consolidates all of the information that you need to complete prior to graduation into one, online site. Checklist items cover everything from updating your job offers, RSVP’ing for Graduation activities, to setting up your lifelong email address and other technology issues. Last year, over 800 students participated in the checklist and they found it to be a helpful tool to streamline their transition to becoming a Wharton alum. You can access your checklist here: http://whr.tn/checklist

Alumni Orientation:

Alumni Orientation is an opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting with members of the Wharton staff to introduce the vast array of alumni resources available to you, review your Graduation Checklist items and to ask you about your ‘Most Significant Wharton Experience”. You can hear about your One Year Reunion, regional Alumni Club events, ongoing career support, Lifelong Learning and get your individual graduation questions answered. Last year, nearly half of all 2nd year MBAs participated in Alumni Orientation and the positive feedback was overwhelming.

"Wharton gave me the incredible opportunity to hone my leadership skills. Before Wharton, I didn't necessarily think of myself as a leader of groups. At Wharton, I was able to work on Cluster Council, serve as an SLF, and be the co-president of the Marketing Club. These experiences really helped me understand that I can lead groups of my peers and change my perception of my own capabilities.”

               Julia Hazen, WG’15

Alumni Orientation will take place in the MBA Café on Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st in Huntsman Hall. We will provide food and a Wharton branded gift. Please sign up for your Alumni Orientation by Monday April 18th: http://whr.tn/AlumniOrientation


The MBA Office of Student Life would like to remind you that we’re here if you ever want to talk. We’d love to catch up with you. Please use the link below to set up a meeting with your Cluster’s Student Life Advisor.



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