Gain real-world business and consulting experience through our semester-long Consulting Projects!
Spring 2021 applications are now live!
PBG members work on semester-long consulting projects with a diverse set of companies within the biotech and healthcare sectors. We work with a diverse range of companies from startups to Big Pharma to Private Equity Firms and everything between. Typically these consulting projects run 10 weeks during the spring and fall semesters. The teams are typically staffed with one project manager and four other team members from different backgrounds and graduate schools within Penn.
Working on a PBG project
Why should I do a project with PBG?
Doing a PBG project is a great opportunity to gain real-world consulting experience or just view your previous studies through a different lens. In an increasingly competitive job market, being able to talk about your experience during PBG projects can give you an edge.
What kind of time commitment can I expect?
Team members can expect to commit on average 5-10 hours per week toward their project. Project managers can expect closer to 10 hours per week. The weekly commitment can fluctuate based on the needs of the client. Most of our members find this commitment very feasible on top of their previous time commitments.
How do I apply to work on a PBG project?
You must be a PBG member to view and apply for projects. At the beginning of each semester, you will be able to view and apply for projects through our website member sign in. Once logged in, further instructions will be provided. To join a project you must BOTH (a) become a PBG “Member” on Wharton’s CampusGroups (see instructions below), AND (b) apply for a project, using the links below.
What types of clients sponsor projects with PBG?
We have had a wide mix of clients in past PBG projects, including well-known multinational companies as well as small startups.
Will I be paid?
No, but you will have an opportunity to learn new skills and gain business experience, which will be very helpful for your career development. In addition, many consulting firms are familiar with PBG and actively seek to recruit our members.
How to join
To be eligible for a project, please go to the CampusGroups website and pay your membership dues. Follow the instructions below to sign up. Note: please do not use @wharton.upenn.edu unless you are a Wharton student. Use @upenn.edu or your own school domain (e.g. @pennmedicine.upenn.edu or @sas.upenn.edu). This complicates your account information and ability to login and validates your account.
Go to the CampusGroups website.
If you are a member, please sign in.
If you are not a member, please register first and then sign in.
If you register, click on the “Groups” on the top left corner and you will be directed to the website below.
Type in “PBG Healthcare” and search. After the PBG group shows up, choose and click “Join”.
Click “Create an account” to create your own account.
Complete your registration information and submit.
Note: please do not use @wharton.upenn.edu unless you are a Wharton student. Use @upenn.edu or your own school domain (e.g. @pennmedicine.upenn.edu or @sas.upenn.edu). This complicates your account information and ability to login and validate your account.
You will be directed to payment after entering your 6-digit code that has been sent to your email.
After the payment, you will be eligible to join a PBG Consulting Project. Congrats!