Undergraduate Venture Fellows

Wharton Leadership Ventures invites you to apply to become a Venture Fellow

Venture Fellows are a group of committed students who coordinate and help facilitate the learning opportunities on each venture.  This unique and talented group of students meet weekly throughout the year, participate in annual leadership trainings and have dedicated themselves to being service focused students.  Applications to become a Venture Fellow are accepted in the spring semester.

Venture Fellow Applications Open January 19!

Info Session January 17th, 12pm JMHH 350

Application Timeline
  • Applications Open: February 14 2018
  • Applications Due: March 15 2018
  • Interviews: Late March 2018

Please check back in August for exact dates.

We encourage you to talk with any Venture Fellow or Associate Director Erica Montemayor.

You may also direct questions to wlp_ugventures@wharton.upenn.edu.

Prior participation in a Wharton Leadership Venture is not necessary.  In other words, if you haven’t participated in a venture you may still apply to be a Venture Fellow.

The Role of a VF

Venture Fellows are carefully selected Freshman & Sophomore leaders who possess the following competencies:  Leadership Character, Diplomacy, Emotional Intelligence, Adaptability and Resilience, and Effective Communication.   Each year, approximately 7-10 diverse and compassionate students are selected to serve as Venture Fellows for their remaining years at Penn.

Venture Fellows are responsible for assisting with Venture marketing efforts, conducting pre-trip information sessions and activities, serving as a coach and facilitator during ventures, and collecting information after the ventures to ensure continuous improvement of the program.

Required Training & Meetings:

-Venture Fellows meet weekly in the evening for 1 hour to plan and prepare for upcoming ventures and engage in professional development opportunities.

– Expedition Training is mandatory for all Venture Fellows and takes place over fall break along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.

-Spring Onboarding and Facilitation Training occurs during the spring semester in February.


Erica Montemayor, Associate Director

Janese Jackson,
Program Coordinator

Kate FitzGerald, Marketing Director