Member Benefits

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Membership is open to graduates and current students of Wharton and all University of Pennsylvania degree programs.


Your acceptance to the Wharton School or another school at the University of Pennsylvania was a milestone in your education and your career, and the benefits don't stop just because you graduated. Because you live or work in New Jersey, you automatically belong to the Wharton Club of New Jersey as a Basic member, giving you free access to a family of more than 7,500 Wharton and other UPenn alumni in New Jersey.


The Wharton Club of New Jersey organizes many club events each year - business events, career events, and social events. Each one is an opportunity to build relationships and meet other successful Wharton/UPenn alumni and support your local trusted alumni community.


We hope you’ll consider becoming a Supporting Club member by joining one of the dues-paying membership categories described below.  Your dues entitle you to a number of additional benefits as well as being vital to the continued operation of the Club. Click here to join.


You belong to the club, and the club belongs to you!

By virtue of your alumni status and location, you are automatically a Basic member, with the privilege to attend WCNJ events, access our private group on LinkedIn, access our membership directory, and use the Wharton Interactive Network (WIN) to ask for advice and assistance from other alumni in the area.


But you can be a larger part of the Wharton Club of New Jersey. You can become a Supporting Member, helping yourself while you help WCNJ to better serve you and other alumni.  There are Supporting Member categories for current students and recent graduates that are either free or very low cost.


Upgrade to one of our Supporting Member levels if you want to:

  • Build stronger, mutually beneficial relationships with peers and fellow alumni;
  • Receive event discounts and invitations to special events reserved for Supporting Member levels;
  • Gain visibility within the diverse community of successful Wharton alumni;
  • Support the trusted Wharton alumni community in New Jersey in delivering events and content of value.


Note: Ineligible registrants (i.e., not a current student or graduate of a degreed program at the Wharton School or another UPenn school) will have their memberships canceled, with the full amount paid considered a donation to the Club.  Under these circumstances, no refunds will be issued. (If you are not sure if you are eligible for membership please contact Diane Giardinelli, Club Administrator, at (302) 746-2322 or send an email to [email protected])


The Table below summarizes the features of each membership so you can select the one that works best for you:





Supporting Memberships

Recent Grad or Student**


Young Alum  ***

Standard (1 Year)

Dual with PCMNJ

Dual with WHCMAA


Access to WCNJ private LinkedIn & Facebook pages

Access to Membership Directory

Access to WIN****

Access to WCNJ Job Board

Attend open WCNJ events

Attend contributor only events


Member pricing for 1 guest


Early registration (10-14 days)

for limited capacity events


Guaranteed event admission







Eligibility to participate on committees and organize events

Eligibility to serve as a Club Officer or Board member


Eligibility to participate in WCNJ SIGS (LC’s, WNJW, EC’s, CPC’s)



Discounted event registration












100%      (5 Free Events / Year

Cost – 1 Year:  Initial










Cost – 2 Years: Initial