This weeks lineup:

Design Challenge - Finals this Friday 11/8 at 1pm! Come support your friends and see what they've accomplished + win a prize for participating!

Design Monday - Next week Design meets social impact for a co-sponsored event. Check it out!

Careers - don't miss the Prophet EIS tomorrow 5:30 or Pressed Juicery on Monday 4:30! Also, a Med School PhD Student has an app launched and is looking for an immediate start marketing intern

Events - Innovation in India + Design Thinking in DC: check it out!

Design Challenge

Design Challenge Finals Friday November 8th, 1PM - 4PM, JMHH G06 RSVP: Join the event and then invite all your friends! We'd love a big turn out.

This Friday please come to see what 12 teams of multi-disciplinary UPenn students have accomplished in just 6 weeks! Moreover, come support your friends and meet new ones from across all programs at the University.

Your Finalists!

  • Team 5: Bernice Kong, Jennifer Sun, Lejun Qi, Emma Spagnuolo, Isabelle Park, Stephane Colas
  • Team 6: Kristy Kimball, Emily Kahn, Xinjie Ma, Yen-Ting Liu, Aditi Nim, Anjali Bhatia
  • Team 8: Kangyi Zheng, David Conegliano, James Gault, Tan Tran, Cathy Li, Jessica Park
  • Team 9: Lesia Pawlyszyn, Vaughn Baker, Melody Lam, Elle Liu, Bhakti Nagalla, Marie Fukuura
  • Team 10: Adrian Subagyo, Fei He, Wanhang Gu, Alison Sebens, Byron Ling, Colton Neves

For the Public finals, five teams will pitch their hearts out to Michael Kors executices for an incredible grand prize - $5,000 for the team, lunch with CEO John Idol, and a trip to NYC to pitch their idea to the MK Board.

There's more too -- audience members who come to support the finalists can vote for the People's Choice Award -- a not-so-shabby $1,000 prize -- and those voting will have the chance to win one of two actual MK products!

Design Monday! 

This month's Wharton Design meeting: Designing Social Impact Monday November 11th, 12PM - 1:20PM, JMHH 370

Design thinking is an empathy based approach to problem solving, rooted in observation and the careful consideration of new approaches to old problems. Applying these principles is important for every business, but even more so for nonprofits and businesses striving for social impact. At this Design Club meeting, co-sponsored by the Social Impact and Consulting Clubs, we will introduce the basics of design thinking before introducing our panel. With experiences spanning the globe, from creating Community Centers in Bangkok to designing latrines and bamboo bicycles in Ghana, our panel will detail how they've used design thinking (a'la IDEO and frog) to solve some big problems. Our panel is composed of students from Wharton, the Architecture School and the Integrated Product Design masters program. 

This event is part of Social Impact Week, please RSVP (so we get a headcount for lunch) and see the other events here: SQcI/viewform

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Prophet EIS Wednesday 1/6 at 5:30pm in JMHH 240

Prophet, a strategic brand & marketing consultancy, will be hosting an employer information session for first year students on November 6th at 5.30pm. We will be talking about the firm, our project work, and summer internship opportunities and would love for first year members of the Design Club to join us.

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Pressed Juicery EIS

Just a reminder that the Pressed Juicery ( EIS will be next Monday on 11/11.

Pressed Juicery Employer Information Session Monday, Nov 11 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM @ JMHH 350 RSVP for EIS

Executives Attending Hayden Slater, Founder and CEO Eugene Kim, COO (Wharton '07, DLJ, BCG, Gores Group) Vance Chang, CFO (Wharton '07, Deloitte, Oracle, Moelis)

EIS Goals Target Audience 1st and 2nd Years welcome, with focus on intern hiring Location of Job Offerings Santa Monica (L.A. area), CA Work Authorization Company will sponsor work authorization

Botouner seeking MBA Intern

Botouner   is a new digital app that allows you to transform your digital photos into custom paraphernalia (buttons, bottle openers, stickers etc). The app was created by a Mark Yarmarkovich, a Penn Medical PhD candidate with broad experience in cancer biology, biotechnology, and development of personalized medicine in oncology.

Mark seeks an intern (for immediate start) to help with Marketing efforts. MBA candidates with digital marketing experience are preferred but anyone interested should contact him to discuss


India as a Pioneer of Innovation: Constraints and Opportunities

When: November 14-15, 2013 Where: School of Law, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 RSVP + More: .

"India as a Pioneer of Innovation: Constraints and Opportunities", will bring together academics, industry leaders, government officials, and public policy experts from around the world to further our understanding of innovation in India, and its implications for world affairs.  Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference include Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India and Chairman of the National Innovation Council, Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development, Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, India's largest private bank, and Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director of Inventus Capital Partners and the first Indian-American Founder and CEO to IPO on NASDAQ. The conference will be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania's campus in Philadelphia on November 14-15, 2013 and at Wharton|San Francisco on the afternoon of November 18, 2013.  The conference is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required to attend conference sessions.

Discover Design Thinking: A hands-on experience

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST) Where: Room 102, School of International Service (SIS), American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC RSVP: $5

Do you keep hearing the words "design thinking"? Are you unsure what they mean, much less how to apply them to your company, organization, or personal aspirations? Have you read the Wikipedia page but still don't quite get what all the fuss is about?

You have to experience the process to really understand it! Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that can change the way you and your organization work through challenges. By gaining insight into what people really want and allowing it to guide creation, solutions are more engaging an useful to the end user.

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basic principles of design thinking, drawing from the Stanford, IDEO, and complementary methods for the social innovator. Through learning-by-doing, you will gain tools to enhance creativity and learn tips to implement them within your organization or personal endeavors. This three-hour workshop is ideal for participants with limited to no knowledge of designing thinking, who want to dive in headfirst.

$5 registration covers the cost of snacks and beverages.

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