All posts tagged: Wharton Life

Applications Now Live for the Ideal Penn Experience

When I first entered the University of Pennsylvania as a naive and hopeful freshman, I quickly noticed the sheer amount of talent that I was surrounded by. Penn students are academically oriented and high performing, but they are no less successful in their endeavors outside of the classroom. In high school, Penn students held several club leadership positions, sang in the best acapella groups, or participated in athletics at the highest level— more commonly all three of these involvements. It is only natural for the excitement surrounding and emphasis on extracurricular involvement at Penn to be as strong as it is. It can be intimidating to join organizations, especially those with rigorous recruitment processes, and understandably so; however, it is important to remember that most, if not all, incoming students share these feelings and there are ways to navigate the club process. One of my friends described her club recruitment experience during her fall semester, mentioning that she came in with a deep and genuine interest to explore a professionally oriented club alongside one that …

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 …