The Wharton Boston Business Exchange is a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and leads/business contacts. The meetings have something of interest for every participant: discussions of individual attendees’ issues or opportunities, sharing of events and goings-on around town, presentations on topics of interest, and networking.
Wharton Alumni only. Primarily for Wharton Club members. Limited to a single visit for alumni non-members.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Location: 160 Gould Street, Suite 310, Needham, MA 02494. A remote option will be available for those alums who cannot or who are not yet ready to prefer not to meet in person due to COVID. Zoom login credentials will be sent within 2 days of the meeting. For those attending in person, masks are required in the Bulfinch lobby area; they can be removed in the meeting room – which will be the conference room to the left, just after you enter the office, past the reception desk.
"For me the additional value of a Wharton education are the vast resources an alumni network offers. The Wharton Boston Business Exchange is one fine example. It attracts a diverse group of insightful people who take obvious pleasure in supporting each other when either asking or seeking information, and is adroitly steered by facilitator Craig James. A range of issues also creeps in making the Exchange a little wider than business only, all encapsulated within the monthly ninety minutes. Highly recommended to any Wharton grad wanting to embed in Boston’s business scene - Julius Levin, W64"
“Whether meeting virtually or in-person, the Wharton Business Exchange offers wonderful opportunities to meet fellow alums who are bright and curious; doing interesting things in the world; and eager to help out each other." - Cynthia Sheppard WG 1982
“I have attended the Wharton Boston Business Exchange on and off for the last 10 years. It is run very well and attended by Wharton alums that genuinely want to help one another. I have made at least one new connection and received at least one good job lead every time I have attended. A silver lining from COVID is that these events are even easier to attend virtually and long-time facilitators like Craig James and Ken Davis have done a great job sticking to the agenda while also giving everyone the opportunity to get to know one another.” - Ken Roberts, Wharton Undergrad, 1991
“Craig does a great job running this group. We start on zoom at 7:30 am. We all look forward to connecting and a fun exchange of thoughts and ideas as well as networking with other Wharton alums. The people are nice and down to earth with a wide assortment of skills, experience, and interests. We see new faces as well as “old” faces each month. This is well worth your time." - Jeanne Blauner WG'78
"I've been attending the Wharton Business Exchange for several years. It's a very well organized event that allows for networking among highly motivated and supportive Wharton professionals. This group has opened many doors for me, given me professional support, and expanded my contacts, friendships and horizons. I look forward to continuing to attend!" Stephanie H. WG '84
"Best of the best networking - highly motivated group of Wharton alums helping each other achieve their goals. Well facilitated so that members can efficiently present their needs and get fast results." Bonnie Henry, WG ’79.
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