Senior Spotlight: Carson Miller

Carson Miller is a senior studying OIDD and MGMT. She is originally from Santa Fe, NM and she looks forward to moving to New York City next year.

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When did you get involved with Wharton Women and what has been the best part about the experience?

I joined Wharton Women at the beginning of my freshman year, starting with the freshman buddies event. At the first GBM freshman year, I remember being so impressed by the upperclassman leading the group and knew it was something I wanted to get more involved in. The best part about the experience has been the opportunity to meet so many talented and driven individuals both younger and older than myself, who have helped to shape and make my Penn experience. Through Wharton Women, I found some of my greatest friends and mentors, and I am glad that I have been able to give back to the community by becoming more involved from a leadership perspective.

Biggest challenge as VP of Corporate Relations?

The hardest thing about this role was making sure to plan events carefully enough in order to ensure attendance of our members. There is nothing worse than planning an event  (especially with a company partner) and having a low turnout!

What other clubs/activities are you involved in? How do you balance your time?

Over my time at Penn I have also been involved in Wharton Management Club, Penn Club Lacrosse, and The Jewish Renaissance Project, and I have served as a Wharton Peer Advisor. Additionally, I work on campus for the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. In order to balance my time, I use a calendar to stay organized and plan out an adequate amount of time for each activity.

What was your summer internship last year? Tell us a little bit more about the experience.

Last summer, I interned for The Hershey Company, where I worked on a Business Intelligence & Analytics team. While the role was initially more technical than I had anticipated, it provided me with the opportunity to learn new skills and see where technology and business intersect within the office. What was most amazing about my time there was the autonomy and ownership of the entire project and knowing that it is something that the company is continuing to use.

Post graduation plans?

Next year I’ am going to be moving to New York City where I am excited to be doing management consulting! I’m looking forward to exploring the city that never sleeps and meeting new people, while maintaining many of my Penn friendships.

A day in the life:

My days have definitely shifted senior year and become a little shorter. Here’s an insight into a typical senior year day

9:30am: Wake up and get ready for the day

10:00-12:00pm: Work for the Wharton Sports Business Initative

12:00-4:30pm: Class and/or grab lunch with friends

4:30pm: Relax, catch up with roommates, workout

7:00pm: Cook and eat dinner

8:00-10:30pm: Work on schoolwork

10:30-1:00am: Hangout with friends, catch up on emails

1:00am: Watch Netflix, read, sleep

Advice for freshman year self?

Push yourself to try new activities and branch out of what might be comfortable. Explore as many classes as you can because likely some of the best classes here aren’t ones that are required or typically taken by Wharton students. Your time at Penn is going to go by faster than you know, so make sure to enjoy each and every day that you have at this incredible university!

Written by Julia Bache (W’19)