Wharton Design + Innovation – October 15th Newsletter

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** In this issue

Education: – D&I Wednesday

Career: – Design Careers 101 – Trek to NYC

Events at Penn: – WBPC Student Management Committee

Events outside Penn: – Support Olive

Resources: – Design Thinking & Business Strategy

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** Club News

** New Wharton Design + Innovation Board Members

After a rigorous application process, the following new members were brought on to the Wharton Design Club Board:

Jordan Mock - VP Marketing Greta Carlson - VP Innovation Education Justine Lai - VP Innovation Education Sean Clifford - VP Design Challenge Kelly Yan - VP Finance / Sponsorship Shayan Ilbagian - VP Summit

Clementine Gilbert - Director of Education Sahib Singh - Director of Education Will Habos - Director of Education Laura Gordon - Director of Design Challenge Audrey White - Director of Design Challenge Hannah Yudkin - Director of Finance / Sponsorship Althea Simons - Director of Summit Lily Chiang - Director of Summit Emily Stern - Director of Career Carrie Himmelrich - Director of Career Steven Feis - Director of Career

Congratulations to all of the new board members!

** Education

** D&I Wednesday

When: 11/5 from 12-1:20pm Where: JMHH G55

Interested in learning specific tools and strategies to help drive innovation within your teams and projects? Come join us for a workshop that will teach you techniques and strategies from design thinking, a creative problem-solving process used by individuals and companies across the world to come up with innovative solutions to ambiguous challenges.

** Career

** Design Careers 101

When: 10/22 at noon Where: JMHH G55

Come hear Jenn Savoie, our Office of Career Services representative, talk about careers in the design/innovation space. Confused about how to recruit for these jobs? Don’t know what the actual process is like? Want to ask students who did summer internships or or past roles in design about their experiences? We will crowdsource questions and have a panel of 1st and 2nd year students answer them for you. Topics include: summer internship experiences, previous roles related to design and innovation, how they got their jobs, what they liked/didn’t like, and their advice for recruiting.

Please submit your questions and “like” questions submitted by fellow club members on this Google Doc. (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=9942503000&e=4b88744fb2) We prioritize these questions with the most likes... so get started now!

** Trek to NYC

Trek Date: October 31st Deadline to apply: October 17th at 8pm

We will be conducting a trek to NYC on October 31. We are tentatively set to visit Smart Design, Martha Stewart, and Tomorrow Lab. If you would like to participate, please fill out the following brief form by Sunday, October 17 at 8 pm: NYC Trek Participation Form (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=3f0c98b4c3&e=4b88744fb2)

** Events at Penn

** WBPC Student Management Committee

The WBPC Student Management Committee is a unique leadership opportunity to be a part of one the leading global university-run business plan competitions.

Roles Available: Directors of Social Impact, Directors of Mentoring and Education, Directors of Marketing, and Directors of Judge Relations

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 19th at 5:00 PM (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

To apply: Send resume and short letter of interest (approx. 250 words) to janick@wharton.upenn.edu

Please Note: You may NOT participate in the BPC as a contestant if you are selected as a Director on the Student Management Committee. Only 1st year MBAs are eligible to apply. For more information and a full description of roles, visit http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=d0581d601b&e=4b88744fb2.

** Events outside Penn

** Support Wharton Design Club Alum Startup, Olive

Former Design Club member & president Hiro Ellis and his team are launching Olive, a stress management tool for the 21st century. They’re at over 90% of their goal and we can help them knock it out of the park! It is really cool - check them out: http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=363f3fb4c1&e=4b88744fb2

You can help them and us by sharing the link above on Facebook! Olive has agreed to donate 10% of net proceeds (from anyone using the link above) back to us so we can inspire more people to make cool things. Keep calm, and party on.

** Resources

Why Design Thinking Should Be At The Core Of Your Business Strategy Development

A great read from Forbes on design thinking in business!

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