Past PBG Events

Penn Health-Tech Spring Symposium: From Idea to Impact

Date: Monday, April 24th, 8AM-2PM
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research, The Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Register here.

Please join us on the morning of April 24 for exciting updates from the Penn Community and our partners on innovation in the health tech space.

Highlights Include:
Penn Health-Tech 2018 Innovation Spotlight Presentation by:
Jonathan M. Rothberg, PhD
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, 4Catalyzer
Adjunct Professor of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine

Keynote Presentations by:
Bethany Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO at LIA Diagnostics
Jeffrey Joseph, DO, Professor of Anesthesiology, Vice Chairman & Director of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; Founder and director of the Jefferson Artificial Pancreas Center
James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, Rose H. Weiss Orphan Disease Center Director’s Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Updates from Penn Health-Tech Project Teams
Smilow Center for Translational Research, The Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
April 24, 2018 8 AM – 2 PM

 

Consulting 101: Advanced Case Workshop

Date:  Monday, April 9th, 5:30-7PM
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall Room G92 (JMHH G92)

Please join PBG for the fourth workshop in our career development workshop series:
4/9: Advanced Case Workshop

PBG will be conducting an advanced casing workshop on Monday, April 9th in JMHH G92. This workshop will help attendees prepare for the casing portion of consulting interviews.  Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend!

Clarion Healthcare Information Session

Date:  Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 6-8PM
Location: Steinberg-Dietreich Hall, Room 211

Are you interested in learning about life sciences consulting? Located in downtown Boston, Clarion is a life sciences strategy and organizational consultancy that works together with global pharmaceutical and biotech clients to envision, craft and enable growth in dynamic markets. Join us to learn about life sciences consulting and opportunities for advanced degree candidates (ADCs), including PROPEL, our 3-day summer program for ADCs. Networking to follow.

With guest speakers:
Bobby Moy, M.A. Principal, Clarion

Mei Yan Lee, PhD. Consultant, Clarion Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Penn 2016 (PBG alum)

Federica Sgariglia, PhD. Consultant, Clarion Former postdoc at CHOP (PBG alum)

Dinner will be provided.

RSVP (optional) at:
https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Z2JTaUzDpaO1qB
Note: You do not have to RSVP to attend, but it would be useful for us to estimate number of attendees/ how much food to order.

We look forward to meeting you!
www.clarionhealthcare.com

 


Women in Consulting Panel

Date:  Thursday, April 5th, 2018 6-8PM
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall F70 (JMHH F70)
Register here

Interested in consulting but unsure where to start? Join us for our “Women in Consulting Panel” on Thursday, April 5th. At this panel, Penn alumni that are currently working in management consulting will share their experience as women in their business field. They will also share some general advice on how to transition from graduate school to consulting. This is a terrific opportunity open to all graduate students and postdocs (both men and women) from all programs at Penn.  List of participants: TBA


 

 

Consulting 101: Introduction to Casing Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 5:30-7PM
Location: TBD

***NOTE: Due to inclement weather tomorrow, PBG is postponing our 3/7 Introduction to Casing Workshop until next Wednesday (3/14). Stay warm and see you next week!

Please join PBG for the second workshop in our career development workshop series.
PBG will be conducting an introduction to casing workshop next Wednesday (location TBD). This workshop will give attendees information on preparing for the casing portion of consulting interviews.  Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend!

Consulting 101: Consulting Resume Workshop

Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 5:30-7PM
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall G65 (JMHH G65)

PBG will be conducting a resume workshop this Wednesday in JMHH G65. This will be a repeat workshop for those who couldn’t make it last week. This workshop will help attendees prepare an effective cover letter and resume for consulting, as well as provide an overview of the application process both for full-time and summer programs.

We encourage you to attend if you are might be interested in applying to summer programs or full-time positions in 2018.

Consulting 101: Consulting Resume Workshop

Date:  Wednesday, February 21st
Location: TBD

PBG will be conducting a resume workshop this Wednesday (location TBD). This workshop will help attendees prepare an effective cover letter and resume for consulting, as well as provide an overview of the application process both for full-time and summer programs.

We encourage you to attend if you are might be interested in applying to summer programs or full-time positions in 2018.

 

Interdisciplinary Promotion Happy Hours 
Series 2: Innovative Design and Healthcare Technology

Date:  Wednesday, February 21st, 6-8PM
Location: Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut Street

Please join the Interdisciplinary Promotion Club (PIPC) for our next happy hour event – where the more you speak to students from other schools, the more drink tickets you get!  The topic will be INNOVATIVE DESIGN and HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY.

Join us for well drinks and Hors d’oeuvre (on us) to mingle with like-minded students from Medical, Engineering, Design, Wharton, Law, and other graduate schools.

To attend, please sign up on the google form here and bring your 21+ ID.

 

24th Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference

Date:  Thursday, February 22-23rd
Location: The Union League of Philadelphia (140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102). Register here!

With over 500 annual attendees, the Wharton Health Care Business Conference (WHCBC) is a leading industry forum for industry professionals, academics, and students to meet and discuss the critical challenges and opportunities facing the industry today. As the largest student-run healthcare conference in the United States, WHCBC offers unparalleled opportunities to network with individuals across the payer, provider, healthcare services, healthcare finance, life sciences, and digital health landscapes.

This year’s conference will focus on how companies are thinking about consumerism in the context of health care and how they are adapting their business models to succeed in a consumer-driven world.

 

PBG Spring 2018 Kickoff
Sponsored by ClearView Healthcare Partners

When: Thursday, February 1st, 5-7PM
Where: Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 340

Interested in gaining real life consulting experience? Want to learn more about consulting and the healthcare industry?

Join us at the Spring Kickoff for:

– An overview of PBG, including what we do and how to apply for our Spring projects!
– Dinner will be provided and the event will include an informal networking session with ClearView consultants.
– A post-event happy hour, location TBD.

No business experience necessary!

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your fellow PBG members! We hope to see you there.
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If you cannot make it to the Kickoff, please sign up for our email list here and we’ll be sure to include you in communications going forward about signing up for project teams.

IQVIA Information Session and Panel

Date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 5:30-7PM
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall F94 (JMHH F94)

IQVIA (formerly IMS Health and Quintiles) will be hosting an information session for those interested in leadership development and career opportunities with IQVIA. In the panel that follows, attendees will have access to several current consulting professionals that will be happy to answer questions.

Case Workshop & Info Session with BluePrint Research Group

Date: September 28th, 5-7PM
Location: Huntsman Hall, Room F50
RSVP: Please respond by September 22nd by signing up here: https://goo.gl/forms/u35ez9bOgMpnyV0r2
Dinner will be provided

This case workshop, put on by BluePrint Research Group, will provide you the opportunity to explore an actual project one might be a part of as a consultant. The BluePrint team will walk you through a client situation and some example research outputs. In groups, you will then develop recommendations for the client based on the information you are given. This dynamic exercise will give you a taste of what a consulting career would look like, all while providing you access to several current consulting professionals that will be happy to answer questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the session!

PBG Fall Kickoff sponsored by BCG

When: Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 pm
Where: Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 350
Interested in gaining real life consulting experience? Want to learn more about consulting and the healthcare industry?Join us at the Fall Kickoff for:
An overview of PBG, including what we do and how to apply for projects!
presentation by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on their firm and their interest in advanced degree candidates
Dinner! Come grab a bite to eat
post-event happy hour, location TBD. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your fellow PBG members!
 No business experience necessary! We hope to see you there.

Case Interview Practice
Date: Thursday, August 24th. 5-7PM. Location: MBA Café at Huntsman Hall

As part of this case interview practice group, you will have the opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people on a weekly basis. Please come prepared with a few cases to work through during this practice. Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend! The MBA Café is located on the 2nd floor of Huntsman Hall.

Case Interview Practice
Date: Thursday, August 17th. 5-7PM. Location: MBA Café at Huntsman Hall

As part of this case interview practice group, you will have the opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people on a weekly basis. Please come prepared with a few cases to work through during this practice. Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend! The MBA Café is located on the 2nd floor of Huntsman Hall.

Case Interview Practice
Date: Thursday, August 10th. 5-7PM. Location: MBA Café at Huntsman Hall

As part of this case interview practice group, you will have the opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people on a weekly basis. Please come prepared with a few cases to work through during this practice. Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend! The MBA Café is located on the 2nd floor of Huntsman Hall.

Case Interview Practice
Date: Thursday, August 3rd. 5-7PM. Location: MBA Café at Huntsman Hall

As part of this case interview practice group, you will have the opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people on a weekly basis. Please come prepared with a few cases to work through during this practice. Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend! The MBA Café is located on the 2nd floor of Huntsman Hall.

Case Interview Bootcamp
Date:  
Thursday, July 27th. 5-7PM.  Location:  MBA Café at Huntsman Hall.

We are in the process of setting up a case interview practice group. As part of this group, you will have an opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people. This group will meet around campus on a regular basis (weekly). Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend!

Case Interview Bootcamp
Date:  
Thursday, July 20th. 5-7PM.  Location:  MBA Café at Huntsman Hall.

We are in the process of setting up a case interview practice group. As part of this group, you will have an opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people. This group will meet around campus on a regular basis (weekly). Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend!

Case Interview Bootcamp
Date:  
Thursday, July 13th. 5-7PM.  Location:  MBA Café at Huntsman Hall.

We are in the process of setting up a case interview practice group. As part of this group, you will have an opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people. This group will meet around campus on a regular basis (weekly). Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend!

Case Workshop and Information Session
Date: Tuesday, July 11th, 5-7PM. Location: Huntsman Hall G65

ClearView Healthcare Partners will be hosting an interactive case workshop and information session for candidates interested in ClearView and Life Sciences Consulting. Dinner will be provided, and the event will include an informal networking session with ClearView consultants.

Case Interview Bootcamp
Date:  
Thursday, July 6th. 5-7PM.  Location:  MBA Café at Huntsman Hall.

We are in the process of setting up a case interview practice group. As part of this group, you will have an opportunity to practice cases and interviewing with different people. This group will meet around campus on a regular basis (weekly). Anyone preparing for the fall consulting recruitment or looking to get ahead should attend!

LinkedIn Workshop 
Date:  Thursday, June 29th, 4-6PM. Location: JMHH G55

Lauren Cristella, a Director of Student Affairs & Strategic Operations at the Fels Institute of Government, will lead a workshop to help you boost your LinkedIn presence. This presentation will be tailored for careers in consulting and biotech. Best practices on etiquette, outreach, and setting up informational interviews will be covered. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to have their professional headshots taken. Please let us know if there are specific topics you would like to see covered during this workshop.

LEK coffee chats and casing workshop

Date: March 27, 2017
Coffee chats: 3-5pm
Casing workshop: 5:30pm
Location: TBA!

Please join PBG alum Adam Siebert from L.E.K. Consulting’s New York office for coffee chats (3-5pm) followed by a case interview workshop (5:30pm)! We hope PhD students will take this opportunity to learn more about the recruitment process and how to prepare for case studies. Pizza will be served at the casing workshop.

Coffee chats with Adam will be limited to 2-3 PBG members per 30 minute session. Sign ups can be located at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16nIz3OIY0nFbzgcx-zO3aECV2IA8Es2J8tHULXVIaIc/edit?usp=sharing

Adam Siebert, Ph.D. is a Consultant based in the New York office of L.E.K. Consulting. Adam started his career as a Life Sciences Specialist when he joined L.E.K. in September 2013. 

During his time at L.E.K. Adam has focused on Life Science cases, with a particular affinity for drug development and portfolio optimization. He has work on pharmaceutical and MedTech M&A transaction support, formulated growth strategies for F500 companies, and provided comprehensive due diligence on a variety of assets.

Prior to joining L.E.K., Adam earned his Ph.D. and worked in the technology transfer office at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in Cellular Biology and Physiology from the University of Pennsylvania and B.S. in Chemistry from Boston College. In his free time, Adam enjoys cycling, travelling and photography.

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Consulting recruitment overview with Co-President Toby

Date: March 29

Location: TBA

For those of you considering recruiting for a job in consulting, or if you’ve already started the process, come grab lunch with PBG Co-President Toby AuWerter at noon on 3/29 (Huntsman Hall, room TBD). Having gone through the process (twice!) and survived coming out the other side, he’ll give an informal talk about high level recruiting strategy followed by Q&A. Topics covered will include what consulting firms are generally looking for in candidates; the goal of networking; the structure of interviews; tips on interview prep; and more.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP here. Depending on interest, we may need to cap the number of attendees, so put your name down as soon as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Toby directly (auwerter@wharton.upenn.edu). Thanks!

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Women in Consulting Panel

Interested in consulting but unsure where to start? Join us for our “Women in Consulting panel” at 2:00 pm on March 31 (Friday) 

At this panel, Penn alumni that are currently working in management consulting will share their experience as women in their business field. They will also share some general advice on how to transition from graduate school to consulting. This is a terrific opportunity open to all graduate students and postdocs (both men and women) from all programs at Penn.

Where: Jon M. Huntsman Hall Room 75

When: March 31, 2pm

List of participants:

Sonia Passer, PhD, is a Project Leader in BCG’s Philadelphia office. Prior to BCG Sonia got her PhD at Penn in the Pharmacology Graduate Group, where she studied genome-wide transcriptional regulation of adipocytes in Mitch Lazar’s lab. Since joining BCG she has worked primarily in healthcare, helping pharma clients in a number of areas including strategy and commercial. Sonia also acts as BCG’s Recruiting Director for all Penn Advanced Degree Candidates (PhDs, MDs, JDs) for the Spring/Summer 2017 application cycle.

Bernadette Bourjolly, PhD, is a consultant with ZS Associates and a member of ZS’ Value and Access practice. Bernadette mainly focuses on supporting oncology clients, and her experience at ZS included helping companies assess product opportunities, develop early commercialization strategies or evaluate local and global market access and pricing models.

Bernadette obtained a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Université Paul Sabatier (France) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania

Helen Chen, PhD, is a University of Pennsylvania alum in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics before joining Deloitte Consulting in Fall 2016. During her graduate career, Helen investigated how insulin controls hepatic albumin production using a wide range of genetic and biochemical tools. She is looking forward to leveraging her scientific background and skills she acquired during graduate school to pursue consulting opportunities in Health Care and Life Sciences industry.

Jerri Wang, PhD, is a PBG alumni and currently Associate at McKinsey. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Penn; during this time, she was extensively involved in consulting clubs at Penn, including serving as VP of Consulting at PBG. Her work at McKinsey has primarily focused on the pharma industry

Resume and Summer Consulting Workshop

This event is first in a series of workshops to prepare PBG members for the short summer consulting programs geared towards advanced degree candidates.

This workshop will give an overview of the summer consulting programs (such as McKinsey Insight and Bridge to BCG) that are offered specifically for PhDs, postdocs, MDs, and JDs, and will cover strategies to tailor your resume for consulting.

We encourage you to attend if you are might be interested in applying to summer programs in April 2017 or for full-time in July 2017.

Thursday, February 16 5.30-6.30pm
Lynch Lecture Hall

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Flagship Venture Labs Annual Fellowship Program Info Session

Please join us for a conversation with scientist –entrepreneur Erica Weinstein an associate within Flagship Venture labs about Flagship’s method of creating world-class companies and to learn more about our annual fellowship program.

Flagship Ventures was founded to conceive and develop next generation life-science companies, based on a premise that innovation and entrepreneurship could be conducted systematically.

Flagship Ventures’ distinctive capability rests in Flagship VentureLabs, where technology invention and entrepreneurship are performed in concert by a team of world-class innovators and professional entrepreneurs.

Within VentureLabs we have an annual fellows program where we host between 16-24 recently graduated or soon to graduate PhD’s, post docs, MD’s and MBA’s to learn our way of entrepreneuring.

For additional information about the speaker and the fellowship program, refer to the attached documents: Dr. Erica Weinstein ,2017 Fellows Brochure , 2017 Fellows Job Description

November 28, 5:30pm in JMHH (Jon M. Huntsman Hall) classroom 340

**Pizza and Soda will be provided**

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Alternative Career Panel: Nov 11th, 3pm, JMHH Room 270

Interested in a career outside of academia, but unsure where to look? Join us for our “Alternative Career Exploration panel” where 3 panelists who hold PhDs but work outside of academia will share their experiences. They will also share some general advice on how to transition from graduate school to their alternative career path. This is a terrific opportunity open to all graduate students and postdocs from all programs at Penn. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, November 11 3-4pm
Jon M. Huntsman Hall (JMHH) Room 270

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Workshop: Consulting 101 

Looking for alternative career options? Think you might have an interest in business? Come learn more about consulting as a potential career path at Consulting 101!

  • When: September 27, 2016 at 7pm
  • Where: Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building 1941 (231 S. 34th St. Philadelphia PA). The building is located on 34th and Spruce directly across from both the hospital and Irvine Auditorium — just look for all the bikes parked in front of the building! Students can use their Penn card at the main entrance, and then follow the signs to the auditorium.
  • Dinner will be provided!

Co-sponsored by Penn Graduate Consulting Club and PBG Healthcare Consulting

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PBG Presents: Business Concepts for Case Interviews (4/7)

This workshop hosted by future consultants will focus on business concepts required for case interviews, and will also discuss several other consulting-related topics including how to write cover letters. Additionally, we will conduct an interactive case interview to help familiarize you with the actual interview process.

The workshop will be really helpful for those of you who are applying to the summer consulting programs and/or considering applying to consulting firms in the future.

Who: Scott Ugras and Federica Sgariglia
When: Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 PM
Where: Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building 1941 (231 S. 34th St. Philadelphia PA). The building is located on 34th and Spruce directly across from both the hospital and Irvine Auditorium — just look for all the bikes parked in front of the building. Students can use their Penn card at the main entrance, and then follow the signs to the auditorium.

Scott Ugras is a PBG Co-President and a 6th year PhD Candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He will join McKinsey & Company as an Associate after graduating this summer.

Federica Sgariglia is VP of Social at PBG and a postdoc at CHOP. She will join Clarion Healthcare as an associate consultant this fall. 

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PBG Healthcare Consulting and PGWISE present: Joint Spring Happy Hour! (4/5)

Interested in learning more about alternative careers? Have heard of consulting but unsure where to start? During this event, you will hear more about PBG and PGWISE career development initiatives. PBG alumni who are currently working as consultants, as well as PBG members who will join consulting firms after graduation will be available to talk about the recruiting process, interview preparation, and why they chose consulting. This is a terrific opportunity to learn more about alternative careers in an informal setting. Drink tickets will be available for all the participants (at least one free drink ticket per attendant).

When: April 5th, 6-8PM

Where: Harvest Seasonal Grill, private room on the second floor (200 S. 40th street).

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PBG Presents: Future Consultants Panel (3/23)

Are you interested in learning about the consulting application process from soon-to-be-consultants? Join us for our offeree panel with graduating students who have accepted offers from consulting firms and will start this fall. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity where current and future applicants can learn more about consulting jobs and the application process.

Who: Nikhil H. Seshan, Saam Alikhani, Helen Chen, Mei Yan Lee (click here for the panelists’ bios)
When: Wednesday, March 23, 6:00 PM
Where: Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building 1941 (231 S. 34th St. Philadelphia PA). The building is located on 34th and Spruce directly across from both the hospital and Irvine Auditorium — just look for all the bikes parked in front of the building! Students can use their Penn card at the main entrance, and then follow the signs to the auditorium.

Please arrive a few minutes early.

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PBG Presents: Consulting Case and Fit Interviews Workshop (3/15)

This workshop hosted by future consultants will focus on fit and case interview questions, particularly for the upcoming summer programs. We will discuss the kinds of fit and case questions to expect, how to approach each question, and how best to prepare for these interviews. We will also conduct a mock interview so you can get a sense of what the actual interview will be like.

This workshop will be really helpful for those of you who are applying to the summer consulting programs, but also for anyone who is considering applying to consulting firms some time in the future.

Who: Scott Ugras and Federica Sgariglia
When: Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM
Where: Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room G50

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