Career Development Division

The Career Development Divison creates, implements and coordinates initiatives, activities and events designed to help alumni enhance their careers, develop skills, find professional network opportunities, change careers and conduct job searches. It facilitates access to resources that are available to Wharton alumni from the Wharton School and seeks to develop relationships with organizations that assist in the employment placement process.

The activities include providing practical services, programs and workshops related to career advising, executive coaching, resume preparation, marketing of services, addressing workplace issues and identifying corporate or non-profit board opportunities. Programs that are industry specific may be coordinated with Wharton Club of New York affinity groups or with other Wharton organizations.

Committees included in the Career Development Division are:
  • Career Speaker Series – presents topics of interest with career development professionals, industry experts, Wharton professors and alumni.
  • Career Networking – develops programs and events targeted to foster networking opportunities, including non-profit and corporate board placement, industry career advancement, internet/social media marketing of individuals and services, and shared interest groups.
Volunteer opportunities are available to assist in the creation and administration of programs and initiatives aiming to support Wharton alumni throughout their careers, including those in transition as well as ones who are looking to position themselves for career enhancement. The division encourages Wharton Alumni to "Take-The-Call" and support fellow alumni in their career development.

Time Commitment:
Volunteer time commitments vary, but expect to give an average of two hours per week to this effort. Due to the nature of social media, assume that being timely and responsive will be key requirements of the role.

All volunteers must be supporting (dues paying) members of the Wharton Club of New York. The type of person would be most suited for the position: an organized business/marketing professional who is adept at using Social Media platforms for business-related communications and is looking for a challenging volunteer position that will benefit the entire membership of the Club. We are looking for people who have the time to give to the Club.

Application Process:
Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application and submit a resume to Gabriela Sanchez, the Club’s Administrator at a resume clearly indicating which volunteer position is of interest and explaining your enlightened self-interest in serving the Club. Once the submission is received, the applicant will be contacted by one of the Club’s volunteers. The Club expects that each selected volunteer will treat this volunteer "job" as seriously as a professional job and recognize that it is an extension of his or her professional world.