SNIDER CENTER VENTURE CONSULTING

Whether you are an experienced consultant, transitioning into consulting, or simply want exposure to the consulting skillset, this program will allow you to challenge yourself and enhance your skills.

OUR PROGRAM

Snider Center Venture Consulting is a selective, rigorous consulting program that offers 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 two consultants participate in semester-long projects with a single client. 

Teams are supported by a 2nd year or senior Engagement Manager and the program is overseen by a professional consultant.
MBA consultants receive a 3-hour upfront training, ongoing trainings through a weekly program meeting, and one training each semester developed and hosted by BCG Philadelphia.

APPLICATION TIMELINE 

Application to the SCVC is due by noon on Thursday, August 29 and requires a cover letter and resume.  Interviews will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4th and 5th.  The program kicks off on Thursday, September 12th.

TIME COMMITMENT 

MBA consultants commit to participating in the program for a full academic year and are invited to consider participating as an Engagement Manager in their second year.  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.

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