Family Weekend

Wharton Undergraduate Division Family Weekend Activities

Wharton families are invited to learn more about the Wharton experience during our online Family Weekend.

Registration is not required. The schedule and session links are available below.

You can find the full Penn Family Weekend schedule here.

Wharton Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 29

Faculty Lecture I: Forensic Analytics: Using Data Science to Detect White-Collar Crime, 1:00-1:50 PM EDT
Daniel Taylor, Associate Professor of Accounting, will discuss how Big Data and analytics can be used to detect and prevent fraud and insider trading.

Faculty Lecture II: Delusions of Advocacy, 2:00-2:50 PM EDT
Nina Strohminger, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethic, will discuss how arguing for one side hobbles our ability to interpret evidence objectively.

Saturday, October 30

Vice Dean’s Welcome, 9:15-9:25 AM EDT: Vice Dean Diana Robertson will welcome our Wharton undergraduate families

Academic Advising Overview, 9:30-10:15 AM EDT: The advising team will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum, and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

Session One: 10:25 – 11:10 AM EDT

Student Life: Life Outside the Classroom
Learn about the various Wharton co-curricular initiatives and programs available to your students. Student life at Wharton encompasses the following areas: community development, career exploration/professional development, diversity/equity/inclusion, wellness, and civic engagement. In addition, student leaders will discuss their co-curricular experience at Wharton and ways students can get involved.

Experience Wharton 101
Join us for an interactive workshop that will give you a glimpse of Wharton 101, the gateway course taken by first-year Wharton students as part of the four-module Leadership Journey.

Wharton 201: Business Communication for Impact
Job content knowledge is certainly essential. The ability to communicate what you know to achieve results in the workplace is just as important. In this session, our students will:

  • Take you through an exercise designed to illustrate the challenges of effective communication.
  • Explain a few strategies anyone can use to communicate more clearly.
  • Share their experience in our business communication course.

Building the Leaders of Tomorrow
Join the McNulty Leadership Program team to learn how we build leaders through co-curricular programs, such as Wharton Leadership Ventures.

Session Two: 11:20 AM-12:05 PM EDT

Career Services: Helping Students Define and Pursue Career Goals
This session will provide an overview of the career services provided to Wharton students, discuss the career pursuits of the most recent graduating class, and offer tips on how families can support their students in the career-exploration process.

Undergraduate Research at Wharton
Current students will share their research experiences, and a brief overview of the research opportunities for Wharton undergraduates will be presented.

Understand Your International Student’s U.S. Education
This session will help international parents/families who might not be familiar with U.S. education better understand the structure, services, and expectations of Wharton and Penn. The presenter will also discuss primary resources and key decision points specifically for international students, and answer any questions international parents might have.