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Starting from an initial cohort of 233 in 2013, today, Wharton Guiding Undergraduates In Development & Education (GUIDE) is a Wharton Undergraduate Division sponsored organization at Penn with over 1,200 members and is the largest MBA-Undergraduate student group at Wharton.

We are predominantly known for our MBA Mentorship program, matching Juniors and Seniors with MBAs for mutual learning and mentorship.


GUIDE empowers undergraduates with opportunities that expand their perspectives, foster a sense of community, and challenge them to grow


To guide undergraduates in their personal development and educational endeavors through their time at Wharton and beyond


To foster a community of leaders, ready to make their mark on the world


GUIDE recruits freshman and sophomores into director-level positions. As a director, you'll have the opportunity to tackle high impact projects that will shape the Wharton community and future of GUIDE. We look for ambitious, motivated candidates that align with our values and do not expect prior experience.

All applicants will apply to be a director. If accepted, our leadership team will check-in with you to identify a semester-long project you're interested in and provide support & mentorship throughout the term. You'll take the lead on your very own project but collaborate with other directors along the way. Potential projects might be:

• Designing a pixel-art recreation of Huntsman Hall for our interactive 2D RPG-style video events platform

• Leveraging data analytics, machine learning, & AI to identify attributes among our 80+ signals that contribute to the most effective mentorship relationships

• Constructing an integrated playbook for our interactive engagement strategy and exploring new engagement formats like video, audio, and VR through hands-on pilots

• Crafting an optimized mentorship matching algorithm based on learnings from commercial matchmaking and dating applications (Yes, we're talking about Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, etc)

• Developing a 360 external partnership or internal engagement strategy that positions GUIDE for long-term growth

• Your own ideas! This is your chance to try something new! Our team is friendly and ready to support you in making an impact.

Recruiting Process

1. Hit bookmark and subscribe buttons above to be added to our board recruitment listserv

2. We'll reach out with more information on our informational sessions and application once school starts

3. February 10th - That's when applications are due through the Wharton Common Club App

4. February 11th - 14th - Chats with the board (evaluative)

5. February 15th - Board decisions released


Most Recent
Question: Will the Ace the Case Workshop be recorded for those who cannot attend the event synchronously? - Anonymous
The workshop content will be available on Facebook Live for one week after the session.
- Dragon Chan
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Question: Can Non-Wharton students join the club and get the same benefits? - Anonymous
Hi there, as a division sponsored organization, we operate on the same level as Wharton Council and Wharton Cohorts so our program offerings for non-Wharton students is limited. Our events are open to all undergrads, however, for the most part, our marketing and outreach efforts are primarily towards Wharton students. After our initial match round (~Late September), we may be able to evaluate our mentor availability and provide a match or referral to non-Wharton students.
- Dragon Chan
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Question: Do you connect juniors or seniors with MBAs? - Anonymous
Yes, we do. If you are a Wharton junior or senior, matches are guaranteed. Please check your email in the coming weeks from the Wharton Undergraduate Division for a survey to indicate your preferences for a MBA mentor.
- Dragon Chan
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Question: Do you match freshmen or sophomores with MBAs? - Anonymous
No. After conducting a number of pilots matching underclassmen with MBAs over the years, we have determined that the benefit to either group is marginal. We encourage freshman to apply for an upperclassman mentor through Wharton Cohorts and sophomores to apply for an alumni mentor through SAMP.
- Dragon Chan
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Basic Info

34 Registered (> 100 Members)

Not Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

Both Semesters


How to Get Involved

Freshman & Sophomore - Apply to be a director! Lead high impact projects that will shape the Wharton community and future of GUIDE. Juniors & Seniors - Match with a mentor! Have a guide be there for you as you begin to enter the professional world.


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