Global Alumni and Alumni Clubs
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni
    • Alumni

Welcome to Penn Global Alumni and Alumni Clubs

With over 25,000 alumni living outside the United States, the University of Pennsylvania truly has a global presence in just about any community in the world.  Moreover, Penn Alumni can be found leading organizations of every type all over the globe ranging from large corporations, to government offices, and small local associations.  Penn alumni are using their education and experience to make a difference in their home country and beyond.  Penn’s alumni pride also can be found around the world as exhibited by the many volunteer leaders who work diligently to serve Penn as alumni interviewers, club leaders, and local ambassadors.

In Penn’s diverse community of engaged citizens, Penn’s Regional Clubs include over 120 clubs around the world offering alumni the chance to reconnect, to attend lively events and to get involved in collaborative initiatives that impact people and communities.  Club activities range in size and topics, from discussions featuring Penn Integrates Knowledge faculty members at Engaging Minds programs to intimate salon-style conversations, from celebratory happy hours to Penn sports viewing parties and from community and neighborhood service projects to group trips in the great outdoors. Penn Alumni Regional Clubs are charged with providing alumni with a variety of ways to connect to Penn from their own backyard.  Events are sponsored and organized in large part by Penn Alumni volunteers and leaders.

For a listing of current Penn Clubs and School specific clubs around the world, please visit the Alumni and Alumni Club section of the Global Activity Map

Alumni Making a Global Impact

  • Name:  Yury Glazkov

    Country:  Russia

    Current Global Engagement: Yury is a strategy consultant in Russia where he has lived for over 25 years. He is a part of Bain & Company and serves local and international companies that operate in countries of the former Soviet Union. The firm established its presence in the region in the early 1990-ies and currently has offices in Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine.    Originally from a Siberian city Novosibirsk in Russia, he moved to Kiev to join Bain & Company in 2008 and then came back to the firm’s Moscow office in 2014 after completing an MBA program in The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.    He has been a generalist consultant and worked in a wide range of industries including agriculture, consumer goods, financial services, industrial goods, publishing, and transport.     Outside work he has been engaged in charity initiatives helping an orphanage for disabled children to get funding for rehabilitation equipment purchases and premises maintenance.    Yury is passionate about wine tasting and acts as a sommelier for his friends regularly organizing wine & cheese nights.    He enjoys playing soccer even though he started playing it at the age of 22 and doesn’t miss his firm’s corporate international soccer competition Bain World Cup.

Q & A

  1. What book would you recommend to others?
    • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  2. What is your fondest memory of Penn?
    • Taking the 2nd place in Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, a wine tasting competition.
  3. What is the one thing that all visitors in your city must do, or see?
    • Visit the exhibition of the "Diamond fund" in Moscow Kremlin.
  4. Looking back, what advice would you now want to give to yourself while you were at Penn?
    • Life is short, time flies fast, be intense, carpe diem

  5. What have you done, or are doing now, that you believe has the most impact?
    • Turning around large old local enterprises that have Soviet Union heritage.
  6. Who inspires you?
    • Sherlock Holmes

  7. What is your favorite Penn tradition?
    • MBA Pub
  8. What were your favorite classes and/or professors?
    • Negotiations, Stuart Diamond

  9. What student groups did you participate in when you were at Penn?
    • PE&VC Club, Finance Club, Wine Club, Soccer Club

  10. Where did you hangout off campus?
    • Rittenhouse Square, Old City, Fairmount Park,  Schuylkill Banks

  • Global Activity Map
  • Global Activity Map
  • An interactive map that showcases global opportunities for students, global activities of faculty, and the global reach of our alumni.

Penn Alumni Travel

Penn Alumni Travel offers a wide variety of tours to destinations around the world. Trips provide a rich travel experience thanks to their educational character, unique access to special lectures with Penn faculty, and the camaraderie of like-minded intellectually curious travelers. To find out more, please visit the Penn Alumni Travel site.