SNIDER CENTER VENTURE CONSULTING

Snider Center Venture Consulting (SCVC) is looking to hire current Wharton freshmen as new consultants for the Spring 2020 Semester.

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 MBA or senior undergraduate Engagement Manager and the program is overseen by a professional consultant.
Freshmen consultants participate in structured training sessions weekly, including one training each semester developed and hosted by BCG Philadelphia.

APPLICATION TIMELINE 

Application to the SCVC is due by 11:59 pm on January 24, 2020.

Interviews will take place January 27-31, 2020.

Information Sessions

Thursday, November 14: Info Session #1 Cracking the Case (6:00 – 7:00 PM in JMHH F60) | Find the event on Facebook here.

Thursday, January 16: Info Session #2 | Find the event on Facebook here.

Tuesday, January 21: Info Session #3 | Find the event on Facebook here.

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 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?

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