PhD Stories

Every doctoral student and graduate has a different story and path. Below are a few. Interested in more announcements and news about the doctoral programs and our students? Visit our 9 program sites, or read the doctoral students blog.
Some of the brightest minds in business — and business school — shared these words of wisdom, and they’re not just for new grads.

The Most Inspiring Quotes from Wharton’s 2018 Graduation Speeches

Here are four spots on campus that hold a special place for many Wharton grads, and provide the background for a perfect Graduation photo.

Top Spots for Wharton Grads to Take Graduation Photos on Penn’s Campus

Prof. Nancy Rothbard and doctoral candidate Julianna Pillemer discuss their research collaboration on potential conflicts between workplace friendships and organizational goals.

Managing the Dark Side of Workplace Friendships

Now in its fourth year, the annual Wharton Health Care Management Department Student-Faculty Basketball Tournament has become a cherished tradition for both professors and PhD students at Wharton.

Wharton Health Care Management Faculty and PhD Students Square Off on the Basketball Court

Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed talks about the conversation that led him to become a business professor and how he brings both research and rap into the classroom.

Prof. Samir Nurmohamed on Teaching at Wharton and the Best Advice He Received During His Education

How Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed’s research on motivation and storytelling applies to everything from insect-based foods to motivating call center workers to teaching Wharton students.

Lessons From Prof. Samir Nurmohamed’s Research on Motivation, Underdogs, and Storytelling

Assistant Professor of Management Stephanie Creary brings her research on diversity and inclusion into her MBA and undergraduate classes.

How Prof. Stephanie Creary Works Towards Inclusion in Research, Teaching, and Wharton Culture

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom