The Wharton One-Day High School Experience

Wharton One-Day High School Experience: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

São Paulo, Brazil – June 8, 2024

(This opportunity is specifically for Brazil-based students.) 

Discover the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — in a day!

Students will spend time with the Wharton Global Youth Program team learning about summer programs, courses, competitions and content for high school students; explore college-level innovation and entrepreneurship with Wharton faculty; brainstorm ideas with their peers; and meet Erika James, Dean of Wharton. The Wharton One-Day High School Experience will help you define business more broadly, while also going deep on an engaging theme, enriched by Wharton insight and the opportunity to put innovation into action.  

After the program, students will be issued a digital badge to document their learning. Students will also leave the program with Wharton Global Youth materials and gear to share their new Wharton-community connections.  

Learn More About Our Upcoming Event

Before hitting the Register Now button, view the Registration Instructions tab for step-by-step details.

Interested in attending? Visit the Wharton Global Forum website and follow the instructions below to register to attend. Additional details can be found on the event webpage.

1.    Select ‘Register Now’ (linked below)
2.    Next, select ‘Continue Without Login’ to access the correct registration path.
3.    Select the ‘High School Students’ option from the Registration Type dropdown menu. Complete the required registration fields.
4.    You can add a guest or select ‘Next’.

Select Global Youth Workshop ONLY ticket option followed by ‘Next’ at the bottom of the page.

The Wharton One-Day High School Experience is for high school and secondary school-age students (9-12) who are interested in business and entrepreneurship and curious about college life, academic  

research and how professors teach. They may be preparing to pursue business after high school, or just beginning to explore business as an interest and potential career track. Either way, the immersive Wharton One-Day High School Experience will deliver an engaging introduction to business education. 

  1. Examine Wharton Global Youth Program opportunities as a gateway for high school students to a Wharton School business education.  
  2. Understand that studying business requires studying lots of different disciplines. 
  3. Experience the Wharton classroom and faculty research and teaching styles. 

Online Learning Accessible Before and After the Experience 

Wharton Global Youth Program will build a Wharton Online Canvas site to support the Wharton One-day Experience, just as it does for all its programs. Students will access the Canvas site in the weeks leading up to the event, where they will find information about the Experience, bios of instructors/speakers, and links to Wharton and business-education resources.  

Each participant will receive a Wharton Global Youth-branded disposable VR headset. Through a landing page with experiences, they can use the cardboard headset to explore the Penn and Wharton campus and play an interactive virtual Scavenger Hunt. 

June 8, 2024:

  • 9:00-9:30 Registration and welcome breakfast 
  • 9:30-9:45 Welcome Remarks and Wharton Global Youth Presentation 
    • Wharton Global Youth programs 
    • Wharton Global High School Investment Competition 
    • Business content designed for high school students and educators 
  • 9:45-10:00 Welcome from Wharton’s Dean, Erika James 
  • 10:00-11:00 Faculty keynote: Dr. Lori Rosenkopf 
  • 11:00-11:15 Break 
  • 11:15-12:30 Business simulation with Dr. Serguei Netessine 
  • 12:30-1:00 Closing remarks and farewell lunch 

Lori Rosenkopf is the Simon and Midge Palley Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In her current role as Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship, Lori serves as the Wharton Faculty Director for Venture Lab and also as the Faculty Director for Wharton San Francisco. Lori earned her Ph. D in Management of Organizations from Columbia University after working as a systems engineer for Eastman Kodak and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Prior to that, Lori earned her B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and her M.S in Operations Research from Stanford University. 

Serguei Netessine is Senior Vice Dean for Innovation and Global Initiatives and Professor at the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has lived and worked in Russia, USA, France and Singapore. Prof. Netessine received BS/MS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology and, after working for Motorola and Lucent Technologies, he also received MS/Ph.D. degrees in Operations Management from the University of Rochester. His current research focuses on business model innovation and operational excellence. He regularly blogs about innovation on and HBR Network.