Sharing stories of Wharton’s impact with the world

Some moments just stand out. You may know it at once, or upon reflection, but you know when life has changed indelibly—personally and professionally.

At Wharton, everyone has a moment. Maybe you carry an insight from a class that forever changed how you think or you reached a new level of confidence from being validated by peers. What was your moment?

Because your story is our story, please share your More Than Ever moment with us. Whatever the moment, simple and singular or rich in complexity, its impact on you is part of who you are in the world. And your world is Wharton’s world.

Your story is our story.
What’s YOUR  More Than Ever  moment?

Sharing stories of Wharton’s impact with the world

Everyone has a moment. Whether the realization strikes that second or it comes in hindsight years later, some moments just stand out.

Maybe it was the day you met your learning team, or an insight from a Wharton professor that you still carry with you. Perhaps it was starting a business with a fellow Wharton alum or reconnecting with a classmate years later.

Participating in the More Than Ever campaign can be as simple as sharing your moment, and the powerful impact of Wharton, with the world.

Your story is our story.
What’s YOUR  More Than Ever  moment?

Advancing business and science — together

As a Penn undergraduate, Katherine Sizov, C’19, founded Strella Biotechnology, which uses emergent technology to fight food waste at the sourcein the supply chain. Having participated in numerous programs through Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship, Katherine was seeking additional advice and perspective on how, as a scientist, to manage business challenges as Strella grew in scale.

Katherine met Eric Linn, W’92, through Wharton’s Female Founders Mentorship Program. Eric was happy to offer her a framework for enhancing her decision-making and to serve as a sounding board for Katherine as she built Strella’s customer base. Learn how their partnership is advancing business and science, while changing the world.

Your story is our story. Share your #morethanever moment with us.

Wharton Fellowship Brings Together Two Generations of MBAs

When Mandy Puri, WG’86, arrived to Wharton, she wasn’t the only student from her home country. “But I was the only Indian woman in my class,” she said. The classes ahead of and below her each had only one Indian woman. “I said, ‘Wait a minute. India has hundreds of smart women. Why do we always have this one token woman?’”

Today, Puri is retired from her Wall Street career, which propelled her to the highest levels at Merrill Lynch and BlackRock. Now she invests time and resources supporting young women from India who are walking the same path she blazed 35 years ago. That’s how she and Gundeep Kaur, WG’15, came to build a lifelong friendship based on mutual support and personal growth.

Kaur is one of a dozen female MBA students from India who Puri has supported through an MBA fellowship she established in 2006. Together, they explore the importance of women’s representation, life as an international student, and the transformative effect of the Wharton experience.

Your story is our story. Share your #morethanever moment with us.

An Uplifting More Than Ever Moment

Sam Lundquist, Wharton’s Vice Dean for External Affairs, has a More Than Ever moment each time his business travels take him outside of Philadelphia. The warm welcomes that Wharton receives around the world remind him of how relevant the School’s brand is — internationally and domestically.

It is this recurring experience of welcome that provides Lundquist with fulfillment, professionally and personally. His More Than Ever moment is an indication of the power of Wharton’s global influence and impact. “It all comes down to the people,” he said.

Your story is our story. Share your #morethanever moment with us.

A More Than Ever Moment In Real Time

Born into a family of teachers, Jamison “JJ” Vulopas had high ambitions for his own education. His dream of getting into Penn and Wharton came to fruition in 2015, but his worries about being able to afford his education lingered — until he received generous scholarship support, in part from Jamie Dinan, W’81.

Since arriving at Penn, he nurtured his confidence, launching his own brand and website encouraging children with severe food allergies. “More than ever,” JJ says, “Wharton is enabling students like me to be thoughtful, to be bold, and to seek opportunity everywhere.”

Dinan, who serves as co-chair of the More Than Ever campaign, sat down with JJ to share his own #morethanever moments gleaned from his years as a student and over a lifetime as a successful investor and dedicated Wharton supporter.

Your story is our story. Share your #morethanever moment with us.

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