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 on February 10th and close on March 17th.

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.

WG23 APPLICATION TIMELINE & ONBOARDING LOGISTICS 

  • Notification of Yes/No for Interview: March 26th
  • Interviews Conducted: March 27 – March 31
  • Fellowship Offers Extended: April 2
  • New VF Onboarding: April 13 in the evening

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.

WG22 Venture Fellows

Congratulations to this year’s Venture Fellows!

Click here to learn more about a few of our WG22 Venture Fellows

Staff

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

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