Lauder Alumnus Profile: Davis Smith, ’11

Davis Smith, WG ’11, G ’11, founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, Inc. shares his experiences in the Lauder program. What were you doing and where were you living before you came to Wharton and Lauder? Before attending Wharton/Lauder, I was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was the founder of an e-commerce business…

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Lauder Student Profile: Michal Benedykcinski, ’19

Michal Benedykcinski, ’19 is a student in the joint Wharton MBA and Lauder MA programs. At Lauder, he is a member of the Global Program of Concentration. Michal shares a bit about his experience in the Lauder program so far. What are some key reasons you chose the Lauder joint degree program vs. Wharton-only? One of…

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Lauder Student Profile: Kartik Das, ’19

Kartik Das, ’19 is a student in the joint Wharton MBA and Lauder MA programs. At Lauder, he is a member of the South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa Program of Concentration with Hindi as his target language. Kartik shares a bit about his experience in the Lauder program so far. What are some…

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How This Lauder Vet Is Working to Create Life-Saving Devices for the Military

After more than six years as a Special Forces medical sergeant, Thomas Cavett, WG’18, G’18, decided to return to school. He is using his experiences and his time at Wharton to launch POWTI, the world’s first automated standalone traumatic injury detection device. Since arriving at Wharton, Lauder student Thomas Cavett, WG’18, G’18, has clinched the Jacobson Venture…

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Lauder Student Profile: Julia Enyart, ’18

Julia Enyart, G18, WG18, joined the Wharton and Lauder programs in May of 2016 as one of the first members of our inaugural Africa program. She shares with us some of her insights and experience in the program thus far, as well as some tips for anyone considering applying to the Lauder program. What are…

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Africa Program Blog: Human Capital and Financing

How African Private Sector is Addressing Obstacles to Growth “Welcome to our conference room,” Steve Beck said, beckoning to couches on the patio of his house-cum-office in Nairobi’s Karen suburb. “The heaters aren’t working at the moment, but would anyone like a Masaai blanket?” Looking out over his backyard, we got the sense this would…

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