Supporting Students Disrupted by COVID-19

Thank you for your concern for Penn and Wharton students and your desire to help. Your support speaks to the compassion, resourcefulness, and strength of the global Wharton community. Please make use of the following resources as you consider how best to support students through this time of crisis.



Alumni across the globe can support Wharton students by sharing job and internship opportunities on Handshake.

Wharton MBA Career Management (MBACM) has created the Alumni Supporting Careers (ASC) program to help the MBA class navigate an unprecedented, uncertain market environment through job leads and career advice. Fill out the three-minute ASC Intake Form and the MBACM team will follow up directly.

QuakerNet facilitates online networking for all Penn students and alumni.

Wharton Alumni Career Chats  help alumni to offer career support and raise students’ morale wherever you are in the world.

Several Wharton Global Clubs have also connected with students in their regions.

The Wharton Alumni Welcome (WAW) program offers alumni the opportunity to connect with full time MBA students, allowing them to see the scope and support of Wharton’s global network.



Emergency Funds

The University of Pennsylvania has created specific funds to support undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors can direct gifts to the:

To help graduate and professional students with emergency and ongoing financial needs due to the pandemic, donors can direct gifts to the University Life College Access & Retention Fund or contact Wharton directly.


The Wharton Fund

Nearly a third of Wharton Fund resources last year were allocated to supporting technology upgrades and investments — the very items delivering Wharton’s world-class instruction during this critical time. Your support is already, or will become, part of the solution.



To stay informed of the School’s and the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update for Alumni