Nuts & Bolts
Career development resources. Similar to all the top business schools, Wharton offers a number of resources to its students to assist them in their job-search process. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources from the moment they step onto campus and as alumni. However, the career management process is largely in the hands of the students, so they must take the initiative if they want to benefit from Wharton’s career management resources. The sheer size of the student body in relation to the relatively small career management staff can make individual career counseling a challenge.
Student resources. In addition to official career management resources, Wharton students themselves are a resource, coming together to help and coach one another in preparation for interviews, etc., as part of professional clubs or as informal groups of students interested in similar career paths. Your fellow students will also tend to be very generous in sharing information about industries and companies, so if you see someone from your target industry or employer, reach out. Buy them coffee. Take them to lunch.
Grade non-disclosure. Since 1994, Wharton has observed a grade non-disclosure policy to separate grades from the recruiting process. Honors, including Director’s List, may be disclosed. Although the policy is now voluntary, most students abide by it and, although recruiters may push the envelope, they’re accustomed to the policy by now and typically respect it.
Lifelong learning. Through Knowledge for Life, graduates beginning with the Class of 2010 are eligible to take on Executive Education open enrollment course every seven years. Wharton Global Forums bring together alumni from around the world with faculty and staff.