Campus Chronicles: The Wharton Journal
Welcome to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s periodic peek at leading business school student newspapers. This week we take a look at The Wharton Journal to check in on students at the University of Pennyslvania’s Wharton School of Business.
In November, over 170 students and 50 representatives from top consulting agencies participated in the annual Wharton Consulting Conference. The conference featured two keynote addresses, both bearing a healthcare-management focus, in-line with Wharton’s renowned Health Care Management program. In the first, Booz & Company Partner Elizabeth Powers spoke about her career consulting in the healthcare industry and how to innovate as a consultant. In the second, Steven Van Kuiken, a Partner at McKinsey & Company, spoke about the implications of applying “big data”—or technologies able to process incredibly large and complex data sets—to the healthcare management field.
Also in November, a group of 11 Wharton students ran the Philadelphia Full or Half Marathon as members of Wharton Against Cancer. The group was associated with DetermiNation Philadelphia, the endurance athletics program of the American Cancer Society. As the students faced a $1,000 per person fundraising minimum, the team’s overall cash haul was quite impressive. By all accounts the diverse group of Whartonites, most of whom had never run such distances, considered finishing their respective half or full marathons meaningful experiences, not only because of the money they raised but because of the personal dedication it took to finish.
Finally, the Journal caught up with Wharton student Mona Bijoor (WG ‘05) to talk about her company, JOOR, an online global wholesale marketplace. Working as a strategy consultant for big-name global brands like CHANEL and then as a buyer for international retailers, Ms. Bijoor recognized that hand writing wholesale orders was archaic and saw the opportunity to start a more efficient way of connecting brands and retailers. JOOR, currently based in New York City, just closed two rounds of financing, raising over $5.5 million from some of the country’s leading venture capital firms. Bijoor says that her Wharton MBA experience was incredibly helpful to her start-up efforts, primarily in terms of people, as she has since hired a number of Wharton alumni for her team.
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