Student Spotlight – Emma Segerman and Naomi Korn Tackle the Sports Industry

Emma Segerman and Naomi Korn have a lot in common. Both are graduating seniors at the University of Pennsylvania – Segerman’s degree is in business analytics with a concentration in legal studies & business ethics, Korn’s is in philosophy, politics, and economics with a minor in statistics. Both women have a knack for numbers, and a deep love for sports. They were both involved with the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) as undergrads, and they both have jobs lined up in the sports industry waiting for them when they graduate.Read More

Wharton Sports Analytics Summer Research Lab – Student Spotlight

For most students, the transition from spring to summer presents an opportunity to wrap up finals, close their textbooks, and enjoy a relaxing few months before starting back up again. That’s not quite the case for students in the Wharton Sports Analytics Research Lab (WSARL), a new offering from the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI), created for select undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania.Read More

Soaring with the Eagles: Wharton Student Lands Data Job with NFL

Zach Drapkin in front of the Philadelphia Eagles logo

Where most sports fans see raw talent, Zach Drapkin sees raw data – the kind of data he likes to sift through to help athletes and teams optimize their approach to games. It’s this particular skill that has earned the Wharton graduate a job as a quantitative analyst with the Philadelphia Eagles, a position that will change from intern to full-time status this summer. Not a bad way to cap off a college career for a young man from the Main Line who has emerged as one of the top students in the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative.Read More