Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9

Dr. Mehmet Oz’s 2012 Commencement Speech at Wharton

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the two-time Emmy® Award-winning host of the The Dr. Oz Show, is something of a surprise business school commencement speaker. But he came to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School this year to deliver the keynote address.

A professor of surgery at Columbia University and a best-selling author, Dr. Oz was introduced by Wharton Dean Thomas S. Robertson, who noted to the more than 900 MBA recipients and hundreds of their family members, “Optimism is an undervalued commodity. Indeed it is the fuel of human progress.”

Dr. Oz greeted the audience by saying, “Graduation is a time to reflect on the meaning of success and what will make you happy.” He then highlighted his “Top Ten Tips for Success and Happiness.”

They are as follows:

10. Every day feel productive and challenged in a way tailor made for your unique desires and strengths.

9. Generate an expertise in an area other than the profession in which you earn your living.

8. Develop a system for living your life, meeting challenges and evaluating opportunities.

7. Find a mentor, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and copy their positive attributes.

6. Whatever you choose, do it fully with a passion and child-like enthusiasm.

5. No one is a jerk on purpose. Let people surprise you.

4. Recognize relationships need to keep growing and partners should positively influence each other.

3. Never forget that the body is the temple of the soul.

2. Live in the present. Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.

1. Make the driving force in your life love, even more than wisdom. Humans die, not of darkness, but of cold.