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Marc Hummel (MLA ’17), a content marketing creator, used his Master of Liberal Arts capstone project to explore why framing ideas as viruses doesn’t help influencers understand how ideas spread. Furthermore, he wrote that the “viral” model doesn’t tell individuals and organizations what they can do to make an idea spread.

"I'm excited about being able to spend my time working on the problems I find most interesting and challenging," shares John Sperger, a Post-Baccalaureate Studies student. After spending three years as a consultant at IBM and two years as the Senior Research Coordinator for the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at Wharton, John is starting a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina in the fall of 2017.

Shawn Kent Hayashi’s (Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics ‘94) advice for career growth is “say yes to the things that speak to your strengths and motivate you.” She founded The Professional Development Group after doing just that. In her work, she is passionate about creating high-performing teams and inspiring leaders.

Howard Neukrug was recently appointed as Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science for his contributions to Philadelphia’s green infrastructure initiatives. During his time as the CEO of the Philadelphia Water Department, Howard established the $2.5 billion Green City, Clean Waters program, which became a blueprint for water resource management and sustainability for cities across the nation.

You are invited to join the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program for an on-campus information session on Wednesday, November 1st from 6 – 7 p.m.

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m., the LPS enrollment and program teams are available to meet with you in person, no appointment necessary. Discuss your program of interest, educational goals and the application process. Whether you want to earn a bachelor or master's degree, or simply wish to take classes at Penn, LPS has something for you.

Student and Alumni Stories

“My certificate coursework allowed for many clinical opportunities, and that helped me earn a very competitive residency at Penn Medicine’s Roberts Proton Therapy Center,” shares Haoyang Liu (Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics ’16), a professional medical physicist at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, NJ.


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