With so many wonderful ways to get involved at Wharton, it can be hard to choose. Should you join that hot club everyone’s joining? Or blaze your own path? Through the years, we’ve seen how the most satisfied students tend to approach these choices. Here are two of our favorite tips we’ve picked up along the way.
You’re unique and so are your goals. Resist the temptation to compare yourself to others. Be sure you’re customizing an experience that’s right for you.
We’ve seen students sign up for 10 activities because they didn’t want to miss out. Choose a few activities carefully rather than spreading yourself too thin.
The following resources are good starting points as you chart a path that’s right for you. And, of course, we’re always here if you’d like to chat.
Build your leadership toolkit and give back to the community. Interested in mentoring? Consider becoming a Leadership Fellow. Want to run a small business? Check out the Small Business Development Center. View this chronological list of leadership opportunities for some ideas.
Clubs and Conferences
Wharton has a club to match almost every interest. Clubs are created by students and reflect our entrepreneurial spirit–if you have an idea for a new club, you can create it. Visit the Wharton Graduate Association’s (WGA) website for a complete and interactive list of student clubs.
Wharton Graduate Association
A student-run group, the WGA is a non-profit organization and the primary vehicle for coordinating and managing student activities and initiatives — academic, career, and social. In addition to student representation, the WGA provides monetary and logistical resources to over 150 student-run clubs and conferences with oversight and release of $4M+ in annual spending of an entirely independent 501(c)3