The Purposeful Work Podcast
3.7 Purpose driven MBAs: An interview with Sam Jones, Ed.D
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The Purposeful Work Podcast
3.7 Purpose driven MBAs: An interview with Sam Jones, Ed.D
Feb 22, 2021 Season 3 Episode 7
Dr. Bryan Dik

Helping people discover their personal sense of calling and mission is incredibly rewarding.  So is using applied research strategies to identify student drivers of engagement. These are some of Dr. Sam Jones’ primary callings within his career, and he accomplishes them in a variety of ways.  What does it look like to promote a sense of purpose for MBA students at the prestigious Wharton School? What tools and strategies have proven most effective at achieving this goal?  Sam is a director at the Wharton School who leads the technology vertical at MBA career services. 

He has placed more MBAs at big tech companies like Google and Amazon than any other career advisor in the country. Sam is also a consultant, a research fellow in the famed Positive Psychology Center at UPenn, and serves as a lecturer at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, of which he is also an alum. Sam’s graduate work focused on the psychology of work identity. He’s also a champion of work as a calling, which makes him a perfect guest for our podcast.

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