strategy

director of finance

You are:  a detail-oriented finance guru with a passion for innovation and design; interested in business development and want to build experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the VP of Business Development  and VP of Finance to determine overall funding strategy for club
  • Identify sponsors who can enhance our events alongside the Design Challenge, Summit, and Education teams
  • Liaise with other clubs on campus to identify co-sponsorship opportunities and relay these opportunities to the appropriate ID point person
  • Maintain relationships with corporate partners and identify fundraising opportunities as appropriate
  • As needed, collaborate with the VP of Finance to submit reimbursements and make sure our budget is up to date

Responsibility Timeline: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

 

marketing

director OF marketing

You are: a marketing junkie with a passion for driving community engagement and attendance at our many events, and rallying students to get excited about all things innovation and design.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage content in our weekly newsletter
  • Make sure our website is up to date (great opportunity to gain coding experience)!
  • Work with the VP of Internal Marketing to execute our social media strategy
  • Collaborate with the VP of External Marketing to curate content for our Medium blog
  • Network with people at other Penn schools and outside of Penn to build contacts and knowledge around innovation and design

Responsibility Timeline: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

 

community enrichment

director OF community enrichment

Like planning events and helping to create a vibrant club community? Or, do you want to be part of the board and help everyone have some fun?  Join us as the Director of Community Enrichment

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the VPs of Community Enrichment to organize fun social events for club members and the board. Meet tons of people and have free range to plan creative events, in addition to regular happy hours
  • Drive our Facebook for social events – getting the word to club members and Wharton about all the cool stuff we’re doing
  • Work with other groups at Wharton like Tech Club, Entrepreneurship Club, the Wharton Entrepreneurship Department, or alumni

Responsibility Timeline: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

 

education

director OF education (2)

You are: an innovation and design nerd; you have a passion for educating students, faculty, strangers on the street…anyone who will listen (or come to events really) on what the nuts and bolts of innovation and design really look like. 

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the VPs of Education to identify member education needs and drive creation of related workshops - from topics like:
    • What are the five phases of the design thinking process? 
    • How can someone run an effective brainstorming session? 
    • What does mean to prototype a product and what tools can you use? 
  • Recruit industry thought leaders to campus to teach and facilitate workshops on their specific methodologies or areas of expertise

Responsibility Timeline: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

 

professional development

director OF careers (2)

You are: interested in innovation careers (whether in a corporate innovation center, an innovation consulting firm, or using design thinking to find product/market fit for your startup) and want to be at the forefront of building the club’s relationships.

What you’ll do with your co-Director:

  • Work with the VP of Careers to foster relationships at top innovation consulting firms, corporate innovation centers, product design firms, etc. to facilitate student recruitment
  • Liaise directly with Jenn Savoie and Porsha Alexandra in Career Services to build out Wharton’s knowledge base
  • Collaborate with other club leaders (e.g., Tech, Marketing) and programs (e.g., Integrated Product Design, Engineering) to host mutually beneficial career events, given the increasing importance of design across industries and disciplines
  • Manage a “Careers Database” of job opportunities in innovation and/or design that may interest club members
  • Develop a recruiting/interview best practice handbook, coordinate a portfolio review, and lead related workshops
  • Help organize 3+ treks – NYC Fall, NYC Spring, and SF (Fall/early Spring)

Responsibility Timeline: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

director OF innovation summit (2)

You are: an event planning pro and interested in working together with other students passionate about innovation and design at Columbia and Yale.

The NYC Spring MBA Innovation Summit is the Innovation & Design club’s signature, magical event of the year. Bringing together hundreds of students in the space, the Summit convenes speakers, hosts a career fair and gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with immersive workshops.

What you’ll do with your co-Director:

  • Work with the VP of Summit, and other students from Columbia and Yale to organize and oversee a kick-ass conference
  • Figure out which people and companies are doing the amazing things that Fast.Co would only dream of writing about and get them to speak at the summit. For free.
  • Convene cool people and companies to come recruit MBA students at the conference - for full time jobs, and internships, working alongside our Careers team
  • Work closely with our VP of Biz Dev to find $$$ corporate sponsors for the event and manage ticket sales
  • Drive marketing, promotional materials (great chance to code a website!) and logistics

Responsibility Timeline: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

 

design challenges

director of fall design challenge (2)

You are: interested in a career managing innovation and large companies and want to get hands-on experience running similar programming. 

The annual Fall Design Challenge is one of ID’s most exciting offerings. Together, students will form interdisciplinary teams and apply design principles to solve a real business challenge faced by a company today. We’re entering our fourth year after three successful runs with Michael Kors, Peter Thiel-backed fintech startup Able, and American Express. Last year’s challenge had 60 participants across Wharton, Integrated Product Design, and Engineering work on rethinking how the underbanked consumers manage their spending and interact with finances.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the VP of Design Challenge and corporate sponsor to plan and execute a badass challenge
  • Explore partnerships with other club(s) related to the corporate sponsor to generate additional interest
  • Work with your co-Director to a) coordinate Challenge workshops taught by the product design and innovation firm(s), b) create promotional materials, c) manage general Challenge logistics, and d) provide execution support for the Healthcare Challenge in the Spring

Responsibility Timeline: Execution (Fall 2016) + Light support (Spring 2017)

VP OF healthcare CHALLENGE

You are: someone who loves the idea of a challenge and using a crowd-sourced approach to drive innovation in industries of extreme transition. You have a proven interest in the healthcare field and are eager to make a change.

This is the only available VP Position for this year! The Spring Healthcare Challenge is organized in collaboration with Penn Medicine. Last year’s challenge involved 36 students to improve the experience of patients preparing for joint replacement surgery at Penn Musculoskeletal Center.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with Penn Medicine to identify a pressing issue that they need to solve
  • Recruit students across Wharton, Integrated Product Design, the Med School, Public Health, and Engineering to find wannabe healthcare innovators who are excited about solving meaty healthcare problems
  • Manage a team of directors to a) recruit innovation firms to teach Challenge workshops, b) create promotional materials, and c) manage general Challenge logistics, and d) provide execution support for the Design Challenge in the Fall

Responsibility Timeline: Planning (Fall 2016) + Execution (Spring 2017)

director OF HEALTHCARE CHALLENGE (2)

You are: someone who loves the idea of a challenge and using a crowd-sourced approach to drive innovation in industries of extreme transition. You might want a career in healthcare, you might not. But you love being a part of creating change that has an immediate and personal effect on people’s lives.

What you’ll do with your co-Director:

  • Work with the VP of Healthcare Challenge and Penn Medicine to plan and execute a badass challenge
  • Recruit students across Wharton, Integrated Product Design, the Med School, Public Health, and Engineering to find wannabe healthcare innovators who are excited about solving meaty healthcare problems
  • Work with your co-Director to a) recruit innovation firms to teach Challenge workshops, b) create promotional materials, and c) manage general Challenge logistics, and d) provide execution support for the Design Challenge in the Fall

Responsibility Timeline: Planning (Fall 2016) + Execution (Spring 2017)