On September 8th, 2013, in the Multipurpose Room of W.E.B. Du Bois College House, six minority-focused preprofessional groups at the University of Pennsylvania united to promote their respective organizations and illustrate what opportunities these programs have for undergraduates. In addition to the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association, "UNITY HOUR: Each One, Teach One: The Black Pre Professional Mixer," presented by UMOJA, featured the following groups: Onyx Senior Honor Society, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Pre-Law Students of Color, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, and Minorities in Nursing Organizations. Our club president, Paul Ampofo, spoke to a group of 60 students about the history of our organization, our corporate sponsors, events we host, and highlighted our upcoming events such as the
on September 14th, and our first GBM on the September 24th.
Following each club's presentations, those in attendance enjoyed food courtesy of Chipotle while socializing. Afterwards, Makini Hughes, BWUA Director of Professional Development, divided everyone into groups to play Jeopardy. The categories for Jeopardy focused on the theme of minority professional development and included categories such as resources at Penn, famous Black alumni, and Black corporate America. Those in attendance left the event feeling eager to become involved with Penn's preprofessional programs for undergraduate minorities.
We hope to see everyone at our next BWUA Event, the Freshmen Luncheon, on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 from 12-2pm on the 8th Floor of Huntsman Hall.
If you inquire about other preprofessional groups at Penn, please follow the links below:
ONYX - Onyx Senior Honor Society
SPOC - Society for Pre- Law Students of Color
NSBE - National Society for Black Engineers
MAPS -Minority Association of Pre-Health Students
MNO - Minorities in Nursing Organization