Welcome to first alumni newsletter of BWUA!

In This Issue

  • Director's Note
  • Save the Date!
  • Catching Up with BWUA!
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Member Spotlight

Website Refresh

We've refreshed our website and alumni database! Did you notice? Check out our new look at blackwharton.com

Keep Up With Us


Director's Note

Dear Alumni, 
     Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association! We are proud and excited to connect with each and every one of you more intimately as we move into the future. This newsletter will serve as a bridge not only for BWUA to connect with you, but also for you to connect with BWUA. We will feature this newsletter twice per semester in hopes of catching you on recent highlights as well as keeping you informed of alumni events for you to look forward to. We have an exciting plan for alumni going into the future and we hope that you enjoy! 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

All the best, 
Keishawn Johnson C'15
Director of Alumni Relations


                              Save the Date!

BWUA Homecoming Open Bar: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Time-TBD
RSVP Here (Philadelphia)
Annual BWUA Penn Club of NYC Mixer : Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6pm
RSVP Here (New York)
Howard E. Mitchell Memorial Conference (HEMM) Alumni Reception: Thursday,  December 4, 2014 - 7pm
RSVP Here (Philadelphia)

Website Refresh

Take a look at the brand new BlackWharton.comOur revamped website is designed to help BWUA help you: connect with past friends through our extensive alumni database, connect you with current undergraduates, and stay up to date with our recent and upcoming events. And, if you're not already a member, make sure to  sign up for our alumni database and share with a friend! 

A special thank you to Lucas O'Connor C'14 for helping to create the new look of BWUA's alumni relations.

Catching Up with BWUA!

On Saturday afternoon, September 13, 2014, we hosted our first event of the year — the 9th Annual Freshmen Luncheon which featured the Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo, Inc. Frank Cooper III on the 8th floor of Huntsman Hall. Freshman Liaison Anthony Perry introduced Mr. Cooper to an audience of over 50 students. 

The successful event was filled with wise words from Mr. Cooper on finding your passions while staying strategically competitive. Inquisitive minds from freshmen to seniors asked questions about several topics from the obstacles Mr. Cooper faced as a Black man in corporate America to what industries he envisioned potential growth in. After his speech, attendants met and talked with Mr. Cooper and his wife Nina. 

For more updates on BWUA, check out our "News" page

Alumni Spotlight - Meet Efe

After graduating two years ago I spent the summer interning for USAID (US Agency for International Development) in Abuja, Nigeria before starting my job in consulting that fall. I then spent two years at BCG’s New York office where I specialized in financial services and energy. For my final year at BCG, I worked on a project in Lagos, Nigeria during which time I was able to work in and visit ~20 countries all while having a rewarding client experience. After that project, I decided to forego my third year at BCG to move to Lagos full-time. I now work for Jumia, an e-commerce startup, where I manage our new Marketplace team. While my journey here has been a bit unorthodox, it has been an incredibly exciting ride!
- Efayomi Carr C'12



Member Spotlight - Meet Jamol

My name is Jamol Williams and I am currently a sophomore in The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Upon arriving on campus, I decided to become involved in a variety of organizations, with the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association being one of them. Through this group, I was able to establish connections with extremely supportive alumni and attend professional events that helped accelerate my development as a young professional. In fact, with the help of this organization’s resources, I was able to secure an internship within Morgan Stanley’s Global Capital Markets division for my freshman summer. While there, I was fortunate enough to receive a great amount exposure to many different divisions and a better understand of the industry as a whole, interact daily with several senior members of the firm, and experience what it is like to work in a high-pressure environment with a closely-knit team. Experiencing New York during the summer was a fantastic adventure that has made me excited for the summers to come! 

- Jamol Williams' 17

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