SNIDER CENTER VENTURE CONSULTING

Snider Center Venture Consulting (SCVC) is looking to hire current Wharton First Year MBAs as new consultants for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

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? Or do you have professional consulting experience and want to continue to build your skills?

Snider Center Venture Consulting (SCVC) is a selective, rigorous consulting program that offers the best opportunity on campus for developing your consulting skillset while making an impact. In this professionally-supported program of MBA and undergraduate consultants, teams of consultants participate in semester-based projects with a single business or startup client.

Application Timeline

Thursday, 8/27 (by noon): Cover letter and resume due (submit here: https://forms.gle/bTEJTr5nh1PFgfkX9)

Monday, 8/31: Interview invitations

Wednesday-Friday, September 2-4: Interviews

Tuesday, September 8: Offers

Thursday, September 10: First program meeting

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