All posts filed under: Spotlight

Senior Spotlight: Cecilia Heard

Cecilia Heard is a senior studying Finance and Management while minoring Hispanic Studies. She is from Mississippi and is excited to live in NYC after graduation to work for Perella Weinberg Partners. When did you get involved with Wharton Women and what has been the best part about the experience? I got involved with Wharton Women my freshman fall. I began by just attending all the events and getting to know the leaders in the club. As I experienced and witnessed the degree of community and support that clearly existed in the club, I knew that I wanted to become more heavily involved so I applied to a committee position. I would say that the best part of my experience in the club has been witnessing women coming together to support each other and mentor those who are younger. A few weeks ago, I attended the conference as a senior mentor, and it was amazing to look around and see my peers, the young women who I remember coming to the conference with my freshman …

A Day In The Life: Uswah Shabbir, 2018 Wharton Women President

The Walnut Street Journal is excited to share with you what a day in the life of our outgoing president Uswah Shabbir looks like. Uswah is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, born in Philly and from Los Angeles. She is studying in Wharton, concentrating in Finance and Behavioral Economics. In addition to Wharton Women, Uswah is involved with Wharton Ambassadors, a student organization where she gives information sessions and coffee chats to prospective students; the Financial Literacy Community Project, where she teaches financial literacy to students in West Philadelphia; and Penn Social Entrepreneurship Project, where she has helped run a social impact incubator. Uswah has done an awesome job leading Wharton Women, and one of the coolest memories she has from the organization is when she got to meet Janet Yellen after she came to speak at Wharton. Get ready to learn about a day in Uswah’s life! 8:15 AM Uswah wakes up and gets ready for the day; she has 9 AM classes every Monday- Thursday! She typically makes a cup of …

Senior Spotlight: Rachel Walter

Rachel Walter is a senior studying Marketing and Management. She is originally from Claysburg, PA and she looks forward to working for DICK’S Sporting Goods next year.      When did you get involved with Wharton Women and what has been the best part about the experience? I got involved with Wharton Women my freshman fall by just attending events and being a member of the club, but I really got involved freshman spring when I decided to apply for committee positions. I had such a great experience with the club that I knew I needed to get involved in other ways beyond just attending the events. That being said, the best part about my Wharton Women experience has been watching members interact at the events. Knowing that my work on the committees and Exec Board has allowed them to interact with each other and with our amazing guest speakers makes me feel that my time in the club has been well spent. Biggest challenge as VP? The biggest challenge as VP of Philanthropy was …

Senior Spotlight: Carson Miller

Carson Miller is a senior studying OIDD and MGMT. She is originally from Santa Fe, NM and she looks forward to moving to New York City next year. When did you get involved with Wharton Women and what has been the best part about the experience? I joined Wharton Women at the beginning of my freshman year, starting with the freshman buddies event. At the first GBM freshman year, I remember being so impressed by the upperclassman leading the group and knew it was something I wanted to get more involved in. The best part about the experience has been the opportunity to meet so many talented and driven individuals both younger and older than myself, who have helped to shape and make my Penn experience. Through Wharton Women, I found some of my greatest friends and mentors, and I am glad that I have been able to give back to the community by becoming more involved from a leadership perspective. Biggest challenge as VP of Corporate Relations? The hardest thing about this role was …

A Day in the Life: Audrey Goldberg, 2017 Wharton Women President

For this post, The Walnut Street Journal is showing any prospective Wharton students—or just anyone who’s curious—what a day in the life of a Wharton Woman looks like. We followed our very own Audrey Goldberg, the 2017 President, through a complete day to see what she does and where she goes on campus. Audrey is a junior from Bucks County, Pennsylvania concentrating in Marketing, OID (Operations, Information, and Decisions), Management, and Social Impact and Responsibility. In addition to being involved in Wharton Women, she is part of Wharton Cohorts and is the treasurer of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau. Keep reading to see what Audrey gets up to in a typical day! 8:00 AM: Audrey wakes up to a bustling campus outside and makes herself a cup of coffee. Every morning she looks at her planner to get a glimpse of the coming hours and to remember any meetings she may have. 9:00 AM: Audrey arrives to her Management 238: Organizational Behavior lecture in Huntsman Hall. Often the professor, Adam Grant, arranges for guest speakers …

Senior Spotlight: Allyson Ahlstrom

“It’s a simple thing: when we put on clothes we like, we feel good… When we put on an outfit we love, we feel empowered” Allyson Ahlstrom, a senior in Wharton studying Real Estate and Finance, is far from being just another college student. Not only does she juggle classes, extracurriculars, and social activities like the rest of us, she also devotes a significant amount of her time to developing Threads for Teens, a non-profit organization that she founded seven years ago. At age 14, a time when most teenagers are busy navigating the beginning of high school, Allyson was inspired to help her community after reading the book Generation Change. A few days later, a full idea came together with a logo and a name: Threads for Teens would provide deserving girls in need with brand-new head-to-toe outfits.

Alumni Interview: Leigh Silver

We spoke with Leigh Silver, a 2012 Penn graduate and English major who has since started her own independent consulting company. Leigh shared with us insights into the digital media and editorial space, as well as why she decided to leave the traditional corporate workforce.