Tag Archives: University of Pennsylvania

Learning to embrace the impractical and think more creatively

26 Jul

Ananya Grover, 15 and a high-school sophomore from Amity International School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, embarked two years ago on the journey of a competition called Odyssey of the Mind, which promotes creative problem-solving. The competition required Grover and her teammates to design structures and set designs, write and perform skits, and spontaneously come up […]

Advice from a girl who worked hard and got to choose between an Ivy League offer and a full scholarship

5 May

I remember bringing home my grade sheets when I was 12, and seeing the disappointment on my parents’ faces. They never explicitly said that they wanted me to achieve higher results, yet I could tell. They wouldn’t congratulate me, or smile and say ‘well done!’ I knew I wasn’t the best in my grade, and […]

A Program Close to My Heart

30 Aug

Sofia and Philadelphia: 4805 miles and 7733 km apart, 7 hours’ difference, situated on different continents, an ocean and a few countries in between. The journey I was taking got me thinking: I was for sure out of my comfort zone. This was one of the reasons why I decided to attend the Knowledge@Wharton High […]

The Great Wharton Adventure

26 Aug

Wharton Adventure – in our enthusiasm about joining a thrilling summer-camp at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, that was the name my friends and I gave our Whatsapp group. Counting down weeks, then days, then hours, finally we were at JFK Airport, amid lots of apprehensive, bright faces just like us. As we shook hands […]

KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy – An Incredible Experience

21 Jul

So yesterday someone asked me to describe my experience in the KWHS Wharton Summer School. My reply was “extraordinary”, but now contemplating my reply, I realize that it cannot possibly be summarized in one word. Yes, the experience of staying in University of Pennsylvania and studying in the Jon Huntsman Wharton Building would be overwhelmingly […]

Two Unforgettable Weeks at the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy

13 Jul

It’s not every day that one gets to meet the author of a New York Times bestseller (who also happens to be a Marketing professor at one of the best business schools in the world), attend his obviously incredible lecture, and get a signed copy of his bestselling book! Sounds unreal, right? Thanks to Knowledge@Wharton […]

Wisdom and inspiration from 7 famous Philadelphians

9 Jun

Mohini Bhardwaj, Olympic gymnast, doing floor exercises

The modern city was founded by William Penn in 1682, but the Philadelphia area was originally home to the Lenape people, a Native American tribe. In the 18th century, Philadelphia played a crucial role in the American Revolution. Over time, it has been the birthplace and home of people who have made history in different […]

Day 1 of the Knowledge@Wharton High School summer program

2 Jun

Group of students on UPenn campus for KWHS summer program 2016 Session A

May 29, 2016, 9 a.m. A Sunday and a sunny day. Soft landing. Rapid baggage claim. Great weather outside JFK Airport. When we left Abu Dhabi airport, we were all excited to see the dual-deck Airbus 380, with its spacious seats and delicious food.  But after the 14-hour flight to New York, everyone was tired. […]

5 Fascinating Firsts of the University of Pennsylvania

23 Jun

We all know UPenn is one of the best. Here are five facts about the trailblazing university’s fascinating firsts – from opening schools of business to relay races. Read more below! #1 Founded by Benjamin Franklin, UPenn hosted the first school of medicine, the first student union, and is the first collegiate business school in the United […]

8 Fun Facts About UPenn

16 Jun

#1 Odd Mascot: The mascot as well as the nickname of the Penn football and basketball teams is the Quakers, after the religion adopted by William Penn, who established Pennsylvania as a Quaker province. #2 Quaker Game Rituals: The Quaker games have a unique ritual to them. After the third quarter of a football game, […]