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Lead the GUIDE Community.

Hi. We're GUIDE. We're a team of leaders guiding our peers through the unknowns of life. We're dreamers, do-ers, and match-makers who aren't afraid to take risks, innovate, and own our projects. 

Think you've got what it takes to be a GUIDE leader? Hit that apply button down below.

Have questions? Drop us a line at WhartonGUIDE@Wharton.upenn.edu. Applications close Friday, October 9th at 11:59 PM EST

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  • Positions

    GUIDE recruits freshman and sophomore students into director-level positions. As a director, you'll have the opportunity to tackle high impact projects that will shape the Wharton community and future of GUIDE.

    We look for ambitious, motivated candidates that align with our values and do not expect prior experience. All applicants will apply to be a director. Strong candidates are creative, analytical, and passionate about anything.

    If accepted, our leadership team will check-in with you to identify a semester-long project you're interested in and provide support & mentorship throughout the term. You'll take the lead on your very own project but collaborate with other directors along the way.

  • Potential Projects

    The following are projects you might tackle as a GUIDE director:

    • Designing a pixel-art recreation of Huntsman Hall for our interactive 2D RPG-style video events platform
    • Leveraging data analytics, machine learning, & AI to identify attributes among our 80+ signals that contribute to the most effective mentorship relationships
    • Constructing an integrated playbook for our interactive engagement strategy and exploring new engagement formats like video, audio, and VR through hands-on pilots
    • Crafting an optimized mentorship matching algorithm based on learnings from commercial matchmaking and dating applications (Yes, we're talking about Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, etc)
    • Developing a 360 external partnership or internal engagement strategy that positions GUIDE for long-term growth
    • Don't see something that interests you? Forge your own path and pitch your own project!

 

Recruiting Timeline

 

October 9th

Applications due on the Wharton Council Common App

October 11th - 13th

Chats with the board (evaluative)

October 14th Board decisions released
Date Action
 
  • What role will I have in GUIDE?

    As a GUIDE director, you'll have the opportunity to work on high impact and growth projects that will shape the future of GUIDE and the Wharton student life experience. In addition, you'll facilitate GUIDE's core operations including event programming, marketing, and our world renowned MBA-Undergrad mentorship program (including the match!).

    Your exact title and role will be determined after you've been admitted, but we guarantee that the project, the work, and the people will always be interesting.

  • What benefits are there to being a GUIDE director?

    Great perks of being a GUIDE director include:

    • Opportunities to tackle high impact projects that challenge you to grow
    • Dedicated mentorship & support from the leadership team
    • Option to match with an MBA mentor
    • Team-bonding and socials with the other directors and the MBA board
    • Networking opportunities with juniors, seniors, alumni, industry experts, and MBAs
    • High visibility and recognition from the Wharton Undergraduate Division

  • What is the time commitment of being a director?

    Approximately 2-3 hours a week:

    • 30-45 minutes for our weekly board meetings
    • 15 minutes for our weekly 1:1s
    • 1 hour for your project & related tasks
    • 1 hour for event & operational support in weeks where an event is held

  • What does the growth opportunity look like?

    Through our weekly 1:1s, our leadership team will continue to evaluate your growth through the organization and further opportunities for growth. We are a flat, agile organization with a strong belief in meritocracy so you'll have the opportunity to move up extremely quickly.

    Level 1 Director | Senior Director
    Level 2 Vice President | President
  • What is the interview like?

    It's just a casual conversation between you and members of the board for us to get to know you a bit better beyond your application and for you to get to know us better. Things we're looking to learn about you:

    • Who are you?
    • Where are you from?
    • What do you like to do for fun?
    • Why are you interested in GUIDE?
    • What kind of projects or initiatives are you passionate about?
    • What expectations do you have for us?

    We are a very informal group. Please don't dress up. Wear what makes you feel comfortable (Pajamas, swim shorts, and flip flops are OK!). We want to learn about you, your values, and really, your vision for the future of GUIDE and your role in it.

    This is also a chance for you to learn more about us, GUIDE, and our own experiences with the organization (or just in general) so come with a few questions as well. Don't stress about the chat, but do come prepared to talk about the topics we've mentioned.

  • How many positions are available?

    We are aiming to recruit 3-4 directors for Fall 2020.