Current Students

Robert Sim

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Class Year:
Target Language: Spanish
Study Abroad: Madrid, Spain
Minor: Hispanic Studies | Real Estate
Wharton Concentrations: Finance | Management

Why did you choose the Huntsman Program?

I chose the Huntsman Program because of the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary coursework that challenges and empowers students to be critical thinkers, hard workers, and leaders. As a Huntsman student, I wanted to have not only the extrospective mindset of a business and international leader, but also the knowledge to use my academic experiences to change the world someday.

What has been your favorite thing about the Program? What aspects of the Program have been most useful to you?

The people that one can meet have been undoubtedly my favorite thing about the Program. Coming from all corners of the world, it’s fascinating to see so many different individuals with unique perspectives who share a common passion for the Huntsman Program. The resources that have been most useful for me have been the advising team for Huntsman Students, the unparalleled supportive network, the exclusive, engaging events, and the plethora of study abroad opportunities.

Which courses have you enjoyed the most? Why?

I have enjoyed MKTG 234 – Idea Generation & the Systematic Approach for Creativity a lot. From this course, I gained a new perspective on how to channel business creativity in different mediums.

How do you feel Huntsman has prepared/will prepare you to reach your career and personal goals?

Huntsman has been preparing me well to reach my career and personal goals by both challenging me and providing me the resources to solve problems.

What skills will you take away from your study abroad experience? What part of this experience was most valuable to you?

What I took away from my study abroad experience is to appreciate the little things that impact you, to think globally, to make new friends, to venture out of your comfort zone, and to grow not only as a student but also as a person. Learning more about myself and my capabilities have been extremely valuable. I really enjoyed exploring new cultures and seeing new perspectives.

Are you involved in any co-curricular activities at Penn? What is your role?

I am involved in Wharton Council, the Co-Chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital, a member of the Penn Running Club, Intramural Basketball, a Research Assistant for The Lauder Institute, Director of the Financial Literacy Community Project, and a Volunteer Teacher.