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Does Wharton accept high school research interns?

tchit87tchit87 33 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
Disclaimer: I know that I should start early, email a bunch of professors, and make the emails personalized, but I just want to know if this is true.

I heard from a friend that Wharton at UPenn doesn't accept any interns from outside Wharton because of something (a scandal, someone got hurt, I forgot sry). Does anyone know if this is true? Is it still possible for a highschooler to be a research assistant...... also someone could answer whether it even would be possible because even Wharton students have trouble landing a research position.
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  • MorningsiderMorningsider 91 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    For official recognition of the "Research Assistant" or "Intern" titles by the school, no, HS students aren't eligible. However, you can have a informal relationship of that type with a Wharton prof and get a recommendation. I had an informal HS intern summer before last. He did some very useful work. He was admitted to SAS, and this summer, is trying to transfer to Wharton. Haven't heard yet if he made it.
    BTW, it isn't hard for Wharton students to land *some* research position ... the Wharton Behavioral Lab, for one, is always looking for warm bodies to run surveys.
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  • tchit87tchit87 33 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Hi MorningSider, could you tell me what professors I should try contacting. I know that not all Professors do research at the University (some go oversees) and some only look for the very experienced. Should I contact young professors, and are they usually going to be doing research at Wharton?
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  • doublepenguindoublepenguin 60 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    It really depends on the professors at Wharton. I suggest you send a bunch of emails to many professors introducing yourself and stating that you are looking for a research opportunity (non-paid I assume). Just remember that many professors may be out for the summer or may have other responsibilities which make them unable to take you in.
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  • tchit87tchit87 33 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @Morningsider Sorry I didn't @ you in my last post. Do you mind reading it?
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