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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Language Immersion in Colombia

A wise Colombian tour guide one said that to speak more than one language is to physically divide oneself in two — and to experience the world as two separate beings. During our time in Cartagena this summer, I couldn’t help but think of the city as having a split personality of its own: so…

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MBA/MA Students Join Lauder’s First Korean Language Program

Both Ellen Hahm, C’12, WG’19, G’19, and Amy Kim, WG’19, G’19, grew up in expat American communities and attended international schools in South Korea, but until they came to Wharton and Lauder, neither had experienced immersive Korean language academics. Ellen and Amy are the first two students in Lauder’s Korean program, the newest of Lauder’s…

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Lauder Africa Program: Updates from the French Language Component

Our Africa immersion started with a 5-week language program. It was a priceless opportunity to practice French, to experience the business environment and the cultures of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco. This has been achieved through various classes (French and African cinema/theatre, political economy and sociology), as well as corporate and cultural visits. From the…

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French Program Immersion: Recipe for Success

Ernest Hemingway said that Paris is a moveable feast – and the French track is digging in. An undeniable highlight of our immersion was our cooking class at Ecole Ferrandi. Ecole Ferrandi was established by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1932 and has become one of the top culinary institutes in Paris.…

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New Views of Rio from Vidigal

Eight of us piled into the van, the door held shut with a bungee cord, and we began our ascent up the hill of Vidigal as Brazilian funk music hummed from the radio. We weaved through the narrow streets, past electronic shops, art studios, restaurants, schools, and kids playing soccer on the inclined street. The…

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SAMENA Program: Delhi, old and new

A narrow residential lane in Chandni Chowk. Photo: Vedica Kant Delhi, old and new. New Delhi, the capital of India, is a slightly schizophrenic, multi-layered city. Its name itself is a topic of discussion. Why is it ‘new’ Delhi? Is there an ‘old’ Delhi? Can you use the name Delhi and New Delhi interchangeably? These…

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Thoughts on Brasília

Brasília is a fever. A cauldron of activity that the Lauder Portuguese programhad the opportunity to experience first hand this July. The city is a fever dream. It’s the execution in the Brazilian planalto of a plan to move the capital that existed for decades. It was the vision of Juscelino Kubitchek for the country…

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