Student Analytics Fellows

The Wharton Analytics Fellows program unites Wharton MBAs, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members in the pursuit of a common goal: tackling our clients’ most complex challenges using the power of analytics.


Analytics Fellows
Acceptance Rate
Projects per Semester
Weeks per project

Analytics Fellows

Wharton Analytics Fellows is a highly selective fellowship program that allows motivated undergraduates, MBAs, and graduate students to put their analytics skills to the test in the real world. We partner with companies on consulting engagements, including the Analytics Accelerator; our goal is to help our clients solve their toughest data science problems. Through our partnerships with Wharton Customer Analytics, Wharton People Analytics, the Wharton Sports Business and Analytics Initiative, and Analytics at Wharton, students are given access to top companies and their data. The deliverables from these projects are put into practice by our clients, giving students the opportunity to see their work have a real impact.  For more information contact


We have opportunities available for students of many different experience levels. Undergraduates with little real-world data science should consider applying to be a Junior Analyst; those with extensive coding and statistics experience may become Senior Analysts. For our applicants with the most leadership experience, becoming an Engagement Lead is a rewarding chance to guide a team over the course of a semester.


Wharton Analytics Fellows are given the rare opportunity to put their classroom skills into practice. WAF is a very selective program that demands strong technical skills and leadership abilities; those who prove themselves on our project teams will be given opportunities to advance in the organization and take leadership of projects. For those who are successful, WAF can be a multi-year experience that provides access to a community of the best analysts at the University.

Business LeadExtensive work and leadership experience, usually in business or consulting. MBAs and upperclassmen usually preferred. Exceptional communication and leadership abilities.
Technical LeadHigh-level data science and programming skills. Often a PhD or MSE student with extensive experience in data science and statistics.
Senior AnalystAdvanced programming, statistics, and modeling skills. We expect 400+ level coursework in CIS or STAT in addition to project or work experience.
Junior AnalystIntermediate data science skills, typically at the level of STAT 102 or 471. Willingness to learn and work hard.
Subject Matter ExpertKnowledge and experience in the respective project’s subject matter and/or industry. MBA or grad student preferred.

Analytics Accelerator

Hosted by Wharton Customer Analytics, the Analytics Accelerator gives selected students the opportunity to work directly with leading companies to solve actual business challenges using the latest advances in machine learning and AI.  To learn more about the projects, visit WCA’s website.

Who is Eligible
Penn and Wharton undergraduate and graduate students who show a demonstrated interest in analytics and possess relevant skills ranging from project management, to client relations, to technical expertise. Technical skills are not required but are a plus.

How to Apply
Applications open at the beginning of each semester.  The spring 2021 application has closed.  If you would like to learn more about the Analytics Fellows, please complete the form below.


man holding remote

Keeping Viewers Glued to Their Seats at the 2021 Analytics Accelerator

An MBA and undergraduate student team analyzed data from FOX Entertainment to help inform data-driven promotion strategies for marketing their TV shows.
Read article >>

Kinder candy

Students Offer Sweet Solutions to Data Problems at the Analytics Accelerator

How strong is the halo effect when it comes to selling candy and gum? This was among the many questions students set out to answer during the third annual Wharton Analytics Accelerator, presented by Wharton Customer Analytics (WCA).
Read article >>

How a Penn/Wharton Student Team Is Helping the Barnes Foundation Reach Bigger Audiences

When the Barnes Foundation had questions about its attendance data, a team of Penn students answered through the Wharton Analytics Accelerator.
Read article »

Selected Projects

Barnes Foundation

We provided the Barnes with a model for predictive analysis, incorporating pricing, revenue projection, visitation and attendance behavior, products, and promotional offers.


We designed a Bayesian Graphical Model to understand an activist investor’s success and predict the result of proxy campaigns.

San Francisco Giants

We developed a predictive engine to improve ticket sales forecasting by more than 30%.

EA Games

We drive player engagement and retention by predicting online behaviors and using customer-level data.


We identified drivers of employee attrition and provided recommendations to improve corporate diversity.


We leveraged performance data to unlock career path insights and kickstart the SEC’s People Analytics practice.

Get Your Company Involved

Interested in working with one of our data science teams? Reach out to our Wharton partners to inquire about partnering with us.

Wharton Customer Analytics

Customer Analytics

Helping companies understand how to better monetize the individual-level customer data through the development and application of new predictive models.

Wharton People Analytics

People Analytics

Advancing the practice of people analytics and evidence-based management to help individuals and organizations

Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

Applying data-driven decision-making to find new understanding of the evolving sports business industry.