Wharton Design – April 2 Newsletter
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Join the Design Club's executive board!
Events at Penn: – Industry Small Group Dinners – Wharton's university-wide graduate student Pub! – PennVention Finals – Brand Workshop by David Barnum
Events outside Penn: – Preventive LAW Legal Innovation Workshop http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=473c95317a&e=4b88744fb2 Wharton Design Club (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=35b19c93f6&e=4b88744fb2) http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=f0e29f186d&e=4b88744fb2 Wharton Design Website (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=f186fc8e8e&e=4b88744fb2)
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This week we have a message from our new presidents, Vaughn Baker and Katy Bennet, among other great events going on this week, including small group dinners.
** Join the Design Club's executive board!
Hello Club Members! Vaughn and I are excited to be leading the club for the upcoming academic year and invite you to consider joining as an Executive Officer. Now entering its third year, the Design Club is poised for a breakout year. Building on the momentum established by our current board + leadership, we will continue to 1) Promote innovation and demonstrate the value of design in business, 2) develop industry relationships and opportunities for students pursuing careers in innovation, and 3) establish Wharton as the #1 Innovation management program on the East coast.
Our vision for achieving these goals next year includes:
The Wharton Design Challenge Leveraging the success of this year’s Michael Kors Design Challenge, we’ll host another cross-Penn, multi-week challenge to deliver an innovative solution for a real and specific business need provided by a new corporate sponsor. Once again, teams of up to five will compete for innovation supremacy, and we will provide with them training and resources to move from need to concept to prototype through a series of workshops facilitated by professional innovation firms and designers.
Fall & Spring Career Treks This year’s spring career trek to New York was a hit, and our relationships with partner firms through the MBA Career Management Office are booming. Next year, to meet demand from students and interested firms, we’ll add an additional trek into our fall schedule and meet innovation groups within product/service companies as well as innovation and design consulting firms. Meanwhile, we’ll be incorporating thought leadership and practitioner-led workshops to bring you more programming and industry info on Design Wednesdays.
MBA Innovation Summit (New York) The fourth annual MBA Innovation Summit will be organized by students from Columbia, Yale and Wharton and held in New York. This year’s event last week on April 5th was another huge success, and next year, we’ll look for ways to work with our counterparts in NYC to incorporate more awesome speakers and workshops designers and innovation strategists to provide you with the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and build your innovation network. Innovation Curriculum and Experiences
We want to bring you more opportunities for exposure to design thinking, and are working to build a full schedule of curriculum on Design Wednesdays, including workshops, mini design challenges, and other fun activities to get you more hand-on experience with design thinking tools. We hope you are as excited for the year ahead as we are, and we want YOUR creativity and drive to make these events wildly successful. Here are the open VP roles:
VPs of Design Challenge (2) Co-organize the first ever design challenge at Wharton, working closely with Katy and Vaughn as well as the Wharton academic and career office
VPs of Career (2) Work with firms, industry professionals, other VPs and MBA Career Management to bring Innovation job opportunities to campus and co-organize career treks
VPs of Innovation Education (2) Cultivate knowledge of human centered design practices and bring opportunities to experience design thinking and innovation to club members on a regular basis.
VP of Marketing (1) Manage marketing efforts and communication channels including newsletters and social media. Work closely with VPs of Design Challenge and Summit.
VP of Innovation Summit (1) Co-organize the third annual MBA Innovation Summit with Yale and Columbia
VP of Finance & Sponsorships (1) Make everything possible – find excited alumni and other business leaders who can support the club’s ambitions. Manage club finances and teaming up with other VP’s on club projects and events.
Please submit your statement of interest here and tell us which roles you would like to champion and why you are passionate about them. Applications will be open until 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 9.
We look forward to working with you!
Sincerely, Katy & Vaughn Co-Presidents
** Events at Penn
Industry Small Group Dinners Monday, April 7th at Distrito in University City Join your fellow Design Club members for dinner! Wharton Design is hosting a small group dinner next week on Monday, April 7th, where you will have the opportunity to meet fellow students from Wharton, Penn Design, and Engineering over dinner at Distrito. The topic of this dinner is Sustainability.
The best part? Wharton Design Club will subsidize $75 from each group dinner, so order dessert!
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Wharton’s first university-wide graduate student Pub next Thursday! Thursday April 10, 5–9pm 23rd Street Armory (23rd btw Chestnut and Market) Non-Wharton students get in free by RSVPing HERE (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=7c685a69b6&e=4b88744fb2)
The Wharton Graduate Association, together with the Wharton Design Club and Retail Club cordially invite you to an evening of drinks, conversation, and shopping at the Armory in Center City (22 S 23rd St) from 5pm to 9pm. Remember to bring your student ID and proof of your age (state/ government ID).
At Pub you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Wharton MBA students as well as students from all graduate programs at Penn. In particular, we will curate opportunities to delve into your passions and interests about innovation across all industries and functions.
Topics include design and innovation for: * Urbanization: Cities of the future and real estate development * Environment: Sustainability in business and implementation * Global Good: Social Impact for the 99% * Luxury: Premiumization for the 1% * Technology: Connected objects and Digital Experiences * Other: Anything else you want to talk about
At the door we will provide you colored wrist-bands or stickers representing each topic and point you toward the areas where people will be meeting. Just put on a wrist-band for the topic(s) you’re interested in and find like-minded people to chat with!
Also at the event will be a fashion flea market where student will be selling various clothing, accessories, and even some hockey gear. Bring your smartphone to pay for things through paypal.
PennVention Finals Monday, April 7th from 6 to 9pm Wu & Chen Auditorium
Hear the 8 finalists compete for over $20,000 in prizes and give their best pitches to a panel of judges from Andreessen Horowitz, MentorTech Ventures, Weber Law, DreamIt Ventures, and RJMetrics . Featuring a special introduction from Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberg. Dinner will be provided. To learn more about the Finalists, head on over to http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=f28449a82c&e=4b88744fb2. (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=fcd6726d2a&e=4b88744fb2) To reserve tickets to the event, RSVP athttp://pennvention.ticketleap.com/pennvention-final-round-2014/ (http:// http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=296cf59331&e=4b88744fb2) .
Chief Creative Officer DAVID BARNUM: brand workshop April 10 @ 12:00pm Thursday Location Huntsman Hall G86 Lunch will be provided.
We’re bringing in the Chief Creative Officer from Wasabi Rabbit (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=e9c73fec42&e=4b88744fb2 ) (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=a37f4eb537&e=4b88744fb2) , David Barnum, to do a brand workshop/lecture with our group. Topics will include how to make ideas/ brands stick, frameworks to use in developing brand strategy, and the importance merging business and design
Events outside Penn
PREVENTIVE LAW Legal Innovation Workshop Saturday, April 12th / 10:00 - 3:00 at Reed Smith Free / Registration required
Are you interested in how Business Design and innovative thinking can transform organizations and create new products, services and business models?
Join the Center for Design and Innovation and Philly Law Lab (founded by 2 Fox alumni) for Philadelphia's first ever PREVENTIVE LAW legal innovation workshop to innovate legal product and service delivery models to better serve Philadelphia's economically under-served communities.
This is a legal problem, a business problem and social problem. We are looking for an interdisciplinary group of professionals and students to make a difference for the 80% of legal need that the current system cannot meet. - learn new skills - network with legal and business professionals - make positive change for Philadelphia
Information: http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=dc6635526a&e=4b88744fb2 Registration: http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=5c032c862b&e=4b88744fb2
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