Career Day 365
WEMBA student Julian Baldwin believes in the power of mentors and role models to change the career trajectory of people born to underprivileged circumstances. He’s turning thoughts into actions and is aiming to level the playing field with his nonprofit, Career Day 365. Partly based on an online platform that allows mentors and students to connect virtually—ensuring scalability for the concept—Baldwin also believes in face-to-face connections. In early January, for instance, he recruited from amongst his Bay Area network—including his classmates at Wharton’s San Francisco campus—to participate in a summit with over 150 local high schoolers. They learned about what opportunities exist as career paths, as well as how to get those opportunities with interview, résumé, and college/career readiness advice.