Ernie Rosales


Ernie majors in Finance, Marketing, and Management with a minor in Latin American Studies. He will be working as a consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York post-graduation.

L's Taken


"Thank you for applying but..." Jobs

  • Morgan Stanley
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Disney
  • Restaurant Brands International
  • Amazon
  • BCG
  • McKinsey
  • Bain
  • Goldman Sachs


Clubs that "weren't a good fit"

  • Wharton Council
  • Marketing Undergraduate Students Establishment
  • International Affairs Association
  • MGMT 100 TA
  • Delta Sigma Pi


Things I Swore I'd Finish But Never Did

  • Reading IT/Game of Thrones
  • Cleaning my room/unpacking
  • Cooking with my Instant Pot
  • Using the rowing machine I bought on Black Friday


Everyday L's of Life

  • Sleeping in class
  • Midnight UberEats/Postmate Orders
  • Submitting/Finishing Assignments with minutes to spare
  • Messy eating/general sloppiness/not cleaning
  • Cutting my finger on an avocado
  • Having my water bottle explode in class after I filled it with carbonated water
  • Waking up after class starts


Failure That Seemed Like the End of the World Back Then But Doesn't Matter in Hindsight

  • Getting a 2.75 GPA during my second semester
On the Bright Side


Things I've Learned That Will Still Matter in 10 Years

  • Time is both short and unpredictable, the worst can happen at any moment so it's important to make the most of it.
  • Going to/needing therapy is ok.
  • Surround yourself with good people.
  • I love to teach.


Books I've Read For Fun

  • Big Little Lies
  • Shoe Dog
  • When Breath Becomes Air
  • A Monster Calls
  • Bird Box
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Young Money
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • One of Us is Lying
  • Holding Up the Universe
  • The Hate U Give
  • Turtles All The Way Down
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before
  • Eleanor & Park
  • All The Bright Places


Quirks That Make Me Who I Am

  • I like to credit card churn and rack up sign up bonuses.
  • I hate the heat.
  • Huge TV and Movie Buff
  • I only listen to Top 40 / Popular Music.
  • I'm can't keep up with all the memes / never understood snapchat.
  • I compulsively buy things when they go on sale.


Things I've Done That Pushed Me Out of My Comfort Zone

  • Going to CAPS for the first time
  • Taking CIS110/Law School Class/LALS Classes
  • Reneging on my Junior year internship
  • Living in Charlotte, NC & Bay Area, CA during my summers
  • Joining Cipactli and becoming more integrated into the Latinx community


Leaps of Faith

  • Applying to a fly-in program my senior year of high school called PEEP from a school I hadn't heard of but seemed great
  • Leaving Florida for the first time on the trip
  • Hearing about Wharton for the first time thru PEEP
  • Making Penn my first choice for the Questbridge College Match ranking after PEEP