Venture Fellows

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

Serving as a Venture Fellow is an incredibly rewarding experience with the opportunity to further develop as a leader and facilitate the leadership development of venture participants. Applications for the WG23 cohort will open in February 2022.

THE ROLE OF A VF

Venture Fellows serve as coaches and facilitators during leadership ventures, conduct pre-trip information sessions and activities, and collect information after the ventures to ensure continuous improvement of the program. 2 – 4 VFs will be assigned to each venture and will work with partner organizations to guide venture participants through various experiential leadership challenges. As part of the program, you will undergo wilderness skills and leadership training to ensure you are prepared to be a VF. The program is known for fostering a tight-knit community among fellows.

VFs are carefully selected and trained 2nd-year leaders who possess the following competencies: Leadership Character, Diplomacy, Emotional Intelligence, Adaptability and Resilience, and Effective Communication. This year, approximately 20 rising second year students will be selected to serve as Venture Fellows.

Note: McNulty has a one-fellowship-per student policy. A student who is an LF, NPBF, or Lipman Fellow cannot be a VF. You may be an SLF and/or enroll in Semester in SF and HKS and still serve as a VF concurrently.

WG22 APPLICATION TIMELINE & ONBOARDING LOGISTICS (note: the WG23 timeline will be announced in January 2022)

  • Notification of Yes/No for Interview: April 2nd or 3rd (please hold inquiries until 5pm on April 3rd if you have yet to hear from us)
  • Interviews Conducted: April 4 – 8
  • Fellowship Offers Extended: April 10 & 11
  • New VF Onboarding: 5-8pm on April 21 and 22

Questions? We’re here to help! We encourage you to speak with Senior Associate Director Jules Roy or you may also direct questions to venturefellows@wharton.upenn.edu.

Staff

Jules Roy, Senior Associate Director
julesroy@wharton.upenn.edu

Christine Fisher, Program Manager
cfisher3@wharton.upenn.edu