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A Decade of IDDEAS@Wharton

Now in its 10th year, the program — whose acronym stands for Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship — seeks to introduce undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to doctoral-level study through on-campus programming.
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Days over which IDDEAS@Wharton takes place each year



Undergraduates from schools across the country who will participate in this year’s program on April 20 and 21



Program events, including an introduction from Wharton Dean Erika James, a roundtable on PhD admissions, panels with faculty and doctoral students, and a chance to practice doctoral-level research



Wharton faculty who have participated over the years and shared their insights with undergraduates



PhD students who have offered inside looks at their personal doctoral journeys



Higher-education institutions from which program participants have hailed



Undergraduate majors represented by this year’s participants, including economics, finance, business analytics, math, statistics, systems science, English, and psychology


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IDDEAS@Wharton alumni



Months until the application for the 2024 IDDEAS@Wharton program opens in November



Wharton School alumni — Wendy De La Rosa W11 and Esther Uduehi GRW21 — who started the Tenure Project to highlight important issues under-represented scholars face on the path to obtaining tenure at U.S. business schools. To lean more, see “Closing the Tenure Gap.”



Other universities that have started IDDEAS initiatives since the launch of Wharton’s program, including UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MIT Sloan School of Management. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management lead a joint program.



Alumni from all IDDEAS initiatives who have entered PhD programs



New IDDEAS program being launched in 2024 by Columbia Business School


Published as “Toward Greater Opportunity” in the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of Wharton Magazine.

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