SNIDER CENTER VENTURE CONSULTING

Snider Center Venture Consulting (SCVC) is looking to hire current Wharton Freshmen as new consultants for Spring 2021.

OUR PROGRAM

Snider Center Venture Consulting and Advising are selective, rigorous consulting programs that offer the best opportunity on campus for developing your consulting skillset while making an impact on business and startup clients.  In this program of MBA and undergraduate consultants, teams of consultants participate in projects that support start-up and established business clients. 

Teams are supported by a 2nd year MBA or senior undergraduate Engagement Manager and the program is overseen by a professional consultant.
Consultants participate in structured training sessions, including one training each semester developed and hosted by BCG Philadelphia.

Are you interested in a consulting career?

SCVC consulting teams work with exciting entrepreneurial businesses under the guidance of the SCVC Program Director and senior professionals. Project teams consist of MBAs and Undergrads, and they gather data and perform analyses to help business owners and their teams make informed strategic decisions. Starting with a rigorous training program during a consultant’s first semester, the SCVC’s semester-long engagements involve project planning, client feedback, and a final presentation. Both paid work-study and paid non-work study positions are available.

Recruiting Timeline:
● Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm EST: Info Session #1
● Friday, January 22nd at 7 pm EST: Info Session #2
● Monday, January 25th at 7 pm EST: Info Session #3
● Monday, January 25th: Applications due by 11:59 PM EST
● Friday, January 29th – Sunday, January 31st: First round interviews
● Monday, February 1st – Thursday, February 4th: Second round interviews

We will go over the application and recruitment process in greater detail at our info sessions.

Application:
The application requires one-page PDF versions of both your resume and cover letter. Your resume should include your name, GPA, and applicable leadership and work experiences. Your cover letter should address, but may not be limited to, the following topics:

● Why are you interested in a part-time job with the SCVC?
● Discuss something you are passionate about.
● Our work is rigorous and demands an extensive time commitment (7–10 hours a week), especially for freshman consultants who go through a structured training program. How will you manage your time to handle this responsibility?

SCVC recruiting is highly competitive, and our consultants consistently rank SCVC as the most worthwhile aspect of their Wharton experience. If you have any questions, please contact Kassidy Johnson.

Further information about the SCVC can be found here. 

TIME COMMITMENT 

The weekly time commitment is 5-10 hours.  This is a paid position for which consultants submit weekly timesheets.

OUR CLIENTS AND PROJECTS 

 SCVC clients are a mix of: 

  1. Early stage startups founded by Penn faculty to commercialize Penn-developed technologies (frequently in life science / health care)
  2.  External, private sector clients that are in a variety of industries and stages of development.  Our primary client contact is typically the founder / owner / CEO of the company. 

Project scopes are fully customized in conversation with our clients to address their most immediate challenges, which might include marketing, finance, and/or operations topics.  Our most common project type focuses on developing some element of a go-to-market strategy.  Consultant project preferences are taken into account when forming teams.

If you are interested in becoming a client of SCVC, please visit our client page for more information.

RECENT PROJECT EXAMPLES 

Supplemented the go-to-market strategy for a tech startup that is developing automated threat detection software to prevent active shooter situations in public school settings.

Recommended priority applications and developed go-to-market strategy for healthtech startup developing a point-of-care diagnostic technology platform.

Developed a predictive model of consumer behavior and performed a conjoint analysis to understand consumer preferences for a regional lifestyle publication

Questions, contact Erin McGowan at mcgowane@wharton.upenn.edu