All posts filed under: Senior 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 …

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 …

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.