VelvetVeins, Penn contains a lot of students who are very driven to figure out what they want to do, but I don't see how that is a negative thing. Among my friends, around half went on to graduate/professional school after graduation and the other half got full time jobs. Nobody was left behind, and that is worth mentioning because a great many recent graduates DO get left behind in this world.
And to chime in on social sciences, in four years I was taught by: a sitting governor (Ed Rendell), a former adviser to the president of the United States (John DiIulio), the foremost writer on German geopolitical relations with Europe during the late 20th Century (Ellen Kennedy) and the sitting director of the NBC news elections unit (John Lapinski). That was just in the political science department, which isn't even a top ranked program.
I am very interested in the Vagelos Life Sciences and Management dual program. I looked at their website and it seems that most graduates are pursuing fields in science. I am interested in science, but I see myself working more in business after college. My question is, if I am more interested in business than science, should I not waste my time with the LSM program and just apply to Wharton instead?
Hellloooooo. We fly in 2pm Friday and leave Monday. Anyone know of any classes that my son could visit on a Friday afternoon or Saturday. He is more interested in visiting a class than the tour???????? Thank yeeeeeeee
I'm thinking of applying to Huntsman with Wharton single-degree as my backup. Hypothetically, if I am rejected from Huntsman, would it look bad for the Wharton application if one of my teacher rec letters references my interest in the Hunstman program?
Wharton is especially known for its career guidance. There are perpetual networking and recruitment events open to students of all years, run by groups like Wharton, student clubs (Hedge Fund Club, PEVC, etc.), the business fraternities, and so on. I'd say that Wharton does a good job showing kids jobs that aren't banking or consulting. Wharton places a huge emphasis on entrepreneurship and social impact; I have friends that spent the summer in Africa doing non-profit work. I assume that these friends would not have imagined doing this sort of job before coming to Wharton.
Research opportunities are aplenty; I have friends doing research in finance, public policy, statistics, etc.
Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions.