Startups/Entrepreneurship and Fintech

Entrepreneurship is a primary area of interest for Wharton MBAs, many of whom are considering joining a startup or starting their own business in the short or long term. Startups across industries, sizes, and stages are hiring Wharton MBAs because they bring a “get it done” approach – a mix of functional and people skills that can impact scaling companies. Students have worked summer internships or accepted full-time jobs at companies such as Zoox, Rent the Runway, NerdWallet, MeUndies, Oscar, Lyft, Headspace, Wealthfront and Boxed.

MBA Career Management also provides career education for students targeting startups to showcase nuances of the job search and hiring processes that are different from cyclical MBA recruiting.

Host a Career Trek

Invite a small group of students to your location to share your company’s story and to network. Our students have met with startups and VCs in Silicon Valley, New York, and other cities, including Tula, General Assembly, Bread Finance, WeWork, Dataminr and more.

Hire a Summer Intern

Bringing an intern on board for 8-12 weeks in the summer is a great way to get impactful work done and assess students for future employment at your startup. You don’t need to have a formal internship program or much structured onboarding to provide a successful experience. Students come with experience, ideas, and opinions and can ramp up quickly. MBA Career Management can help you identify interns for marketing, business development, analytics, product management, finance, or operations, for example.

Meet Students in Philadelphia, San Francisco, or New York

At our campuses in Philadelphia or San Francisco, you can meet students through coffee chats or an informal lunch discussion, host an information session, or participate in a club event to build your brand. The Semester in San Francisco Program runs each fall semester from September to December during which 70 Wharton MBAs study and work in the Bay Area. Each March/April we hold a Networking Expo in New York City and in San Francisco with startups and spring hirers to facilitate conversations with both first- and second-year MBAs. We are eager to work with you in a format that fits your timing and culture for interacting with students.

Get on Our Contact List

We send our contacts updates a few times a year on entrepreneurship trends at Wharton and ways to connect with our MBA students. Contact us to provide your name and email.

Wharton MBA Career Management Key Contacts

Rachel Brown
Relationship Manager
215.573.3852
racheleb@wharton.upenn.edu

Jennifer Savoie
Senior Associate Director/ Career Advisor
215.898.6240
savoiej@wharton.upenn.edu

Wharton Entrepreneurship Club Co-Presidents 2020-21

Amy Yuan
amyyuan@wharton.upenn.edu

Andy Han
ahan21@wharton.upenn.edu

Rima Reddy
rrima@wharton.upenn.edu

Wharton FinTech Club Co-Presidents 2020-21

Peter Jankovsky
pjanko@wharton.upenn.edu

Sam Werther
swerther@wharton.upenn.edu

Wharton Digital Health Club Co-Presidents 2020-21