guys, it’s been quite a while and a lot of water has passed under the bridge;
Park city, recruiting, catching up on school work and fun times. Let’s face it,
when you look back at the two years you spent in business school, you won’t
remember the awesome professors, your nerdy moments or stellar grades (if you
are lucky enough to have them). You’d remember those amazing times you spent
screaming at the top of your lungs, stretching your liver and testing the
endurance of your legs on the dance floor. Of course there are other more
serious things but I’ll leave them out for now.
said about how great an academic and leadership environment Wharton is. What
you probably don’t know is how much fun this place is also. When it comes to work+play+”awesomeness”
combined, Wharton leaves the pack gasping for breath. No one else gets down
like Wharton and we proved it again this weekend, in classic style. I’m sure
you don’t need to be reminded that the weekend starts here on Thursday.
night ushered in another Wharton 54 party – arguably the most hard core party
at Wharton. Wharton 54 is inspired by the world renowned Studio
54 discotheque run in the late 70’s
and as you know at Wharton, we don’t let go of any opportunity to dress up.
Think about 3 dance floors, over 1100 kids in the most absurd 70’s costumes and
5 open bars. As I write, some of the brightest people in the world are still
recovering from the 54’ euphoria. It doesn’t come for free though, regular
tickets went for $45 while VIP went for $90 and everyone I’ve spoken with felt
they got a bang for their buck.
evening: Light showers in Philadelphia and hundreds of kids from the Upenn grad
schools (mostly Wharton I must admit) file into yellow buses en route the Pennsylvania
National Guard Armory, a roughly 35 minute drive from the center of the city.
It’s a noisy drive filled with anticipation for the biggest combat event in
modern grad school – Philly Fight Night. Once
more it’s an awesome celebration involving amateur fighters from Wharton and
other Upenn schools. Wharton dominated the event, which ended with another
intense party. I must add that all the proceeds from fight night go to the Boys
& Girls Club of Philadelphia.
a weekend you must think but there is still the Comedy Club Smackdown happening
tonight. It’s going to be another must-see sold out event featuring stars from
Wharton, one of our marketing professors (yes Wharton is all-inclusive) and Mike
Vecchione the New York Comedy Festival People's Choice Award Winner.
a big shout out goes out to my classmate Kristen, who wowed the Fight night crowd
with her rendition of the US national anthem. Like Kristen you can come to
Wharton, have a great education, a great time and be a star.