Family Weekend

Wharton Undergraduate Division Family Weekend Activities

October 24, 2020

Wharton families are invited to learn more about the Wharton experience during our online Family Weekend. Videos of the vice dean’s welcome and an overview of academic advising services will be available, and on October 24, we will hold several synchronous sessions for families to learn about academic life, co-curricular offerings, research programs, campus resources, and career services from our Undergraduate Division staff and campus colleagues.

Registration is not required. The schedule is available below.

Wharton Family Weekend Schedule

Asynchronous Sessions

Vice Dean’s Welcome: Vice Dean Diana Robertson welcomes our Wharton undergraduate families

Academic Advising Overview: The advising team discusses Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum, and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

Saturday, October 24 (Synchronous Sessions)

Session One: 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT

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.

Student Life: Finding Community During COVID

Student life staff will present an overview of the initiatives and programs that have been or will be offering this fall.

Maximize U.S. Education for Your International Student

This session will help international parents better understand the structure, services, and expectations of a Wharton and Penn education. The presenter will also discuss primary resources and key decision points specifically for international students, and answer any questions international parents might have.

Session Two: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

Experience Wharton 101

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

Business Communication: The Skill Warren Buffett Says Will Increase Your Worth by 50%</a>

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.

Session Three: 12:00-1:00 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.

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.

Helping Your Student Thrive: Academic Advising and Supporting Students

This discussion will focus on maximizing student well-being, and you will learn how to help your student identify and connect with academic and personal supports.