Aspire to Excellence

Alpha Kappa Psi seeks to represent the standard for excellence at the University of Pennsylvania, and we have designed our Aspire to Excellence brand to promote this standard. We encourage excellence on campus with our Aspire to Excellence Speaker Series, considered to be among the most prestigious speaker series held at the Wharton School. Each semester, we invite professionals who have aspired to excellence in their lives to campus to provide students with advice for how they too can identify their passions.

Our speakers, often distinguished University of Pennsylvania alumni, answer the question: How have you aspired to excellence in your life, and what recommendations do you have for students to meet their personal and professional goals and lead fulfilling lives? In past semesters, we have hosted incredible speakers who have aspired to excellence in a variety of fields: Joshua Harris, Co-founder of Apollo Global Management; Apu Gupta, CEO of Curalate; Willam Cobb, CEO of H&R Block; venture capitalist Josh Kopelman, Managing Director at First Round Capital; Julian Brodsky, Co-founder of Comcast; and Ben Relles, Head of Comedy at YouTube.

We hope you will join us in welcoming new speakers during the fall; you can stay updated through our Facebook page throughout the semester!



Ellen Naruse
Vice President of Committees, 2017

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