Campus Chronicles: The Wharton Journal
Welcome back to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s weekly wander through MBA student newspapers! This week we’re flipping through The Wharton Journal to read about recent events at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business:
Tennis great Andre Agassi spoke to the Wharton community late last month as a highly-anticipated part of the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series. Agassi discussed the work he has done helping children in Las Vegas through the Andre Agassi Charitable Association and the Boys & Girls Club. Much of this work has been directed towards helping improve the quality of education in Nevada. In addition to lobbying government agencies for legislation and government reform, Agassi has partnered with Bobby Turner to raise $150 million to build charter schools. Agassi cites his proudest achievement as founding the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy; 100% of the school’s two graduating classes have gone on to college.
On February 18th, the Wharton Social Impact Club hosted an MBA career trek in New York City. Organized to educate participants about career opportunities, the trek led sixteen students to visit five organizations focused on making social impacts. Trek organizer Rebecca Bailey explained, “In organizing the day we felt it was critical to engage social impact with as much breadth and depth as possible, which is reflected in the diverse, high quality institutions with whom we met.” Students visited the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Impact Investing Network, Echoing Green, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Clinton Foundation, even taking a tour of President Clinton’s office.
The Wharton Soccer club reached the semifinals in a recent tournament at the University of Texas. Fifteen players traveled to Austin to compete against 24 other squads from around the country in the annual MBA soccer tournament. On the first day of the competition, Wharton qualified for the quarter-finals by besting Berkeley, NYU, and Babson in the group stage. The next day, Wharton beat Dartmouth in an exciting playoff opener before falling to the University of Michigan in the semi-finals. Dartmouth will be hosting the next MBA soccer tournament in April.