Wharton Analytics Fellows

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

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Wharton Analytics Fellows

Wharton Analytics Fellows is a highly selective fellowship program that allows motivated Wharton undergraduates, MBAs, and graduate students to put their analytics skills to the test in the real world. Fellows consult for our clients on their toughest data science problems, building them predictive models and presenting their findings to senior leadership. Our clients put these models into practice, giving students the opportunity to see their work have a real impact.

For more information, contact whartonanalyticsfellows@wharton.upenn.edu.

   Spring 2022 Analytics Accelerator Recap – Kimmel Cultural Center

Spring 2023 – Important Dates

Students must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours/week for 8 weeks, and be available on the following dates and times:

JANUARY 9 - JANUARY 22

Student Application Open

FEBRUARY 20

Project Launch Meetings

APRIL 21

Analytics Accelerator Summit

Spring 2023 Projects

Amway is the world’s largest direct selling company. We manufacture and distribute nutrition, beauty, personal care and home products—which are exclusively sold in 100 countries.

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FOX Entertainment, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming.

Hearst is a leading global, diversified information, services and media company with operations in 40 countries

The Kimmel Cultural Campus engages the Philadelphia region’s diverse communities in art through performance and education.

Penn Athletics’ mission is empowering individual excellence and fostering community through varsity, club and recreational athletics.

Petco is an industry leading health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our partners.

Benefits

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Apply classroom knowledge in a real-world context

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Consult for some of the world’s biggest companies on extremely interesting projects

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Join a community of some of the best data scientists at the University and improve your skills

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Access exclusive recruiting opportunities with top firms in a variety of industries

Role Requirements

Business Lead
Business Leads are responsible for leading and managing the project team, coordinating with clients, and managing the finer details of the engagement. They are usually MBAs or upperclassmen and often have extensive work and leadership experience in business and consulting.

Technical Lead
Technical Leads are data science experts with high-level programming skills who are responsible for the technical aspects of the projects. They build the most complex models and mentor analysts throughout the project. Technical Leads are usually PhD or MSE students with extensive industry experience.

Senior Analyst
Senior Analysts are top undergraduates with advanced skills in programming, statistics, and modeling. They usually have high-level coursework in the CIS and STAT departments under their belt in addition to significant internship and project experience.

Junior Analyst
Junior Analysts typically have intermediate data science skills at roughly the level of STAT 102, STAT 477, and/or WUDAC’s Analytics 101 and 201 courses. They are notable for their willingness to learn and work hard, and many of them progress into leadership roles within WAF in later semesters.

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, MBAs, 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
Application is open until January 22.

Featured Partners

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Read About Past Projects

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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.
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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).
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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.
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Wharton Analytics Fellows Board

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Mohul Aggarwal, W'25

Hi everyone! My name is Mohul Aggarwal, and I’m a sophomore studying Statistics and Finance. This is my third semester in WAF, and I’ve been involved in two projects–WPA Happiness Research and MLS. In my spare time, I’m involved in fusion dance through Penn Dhamaka and love weight-lifting. I’m super excited to be working alongside the WAF Board to bring you all the best experience possible!

Contact Mohul at rcmand@wharton.upenn.edu

VICE PRESIDENT of PROJECTS

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Kyle Laio, SAS'25

Hi! My name is Kyle Liao and I am a second-year in the College interested in computer science, biology, and statistics. This is my second semester with WAF, and I really enjoyed working with Align last Fall. On campus, I am also involved with the Wang Genomics Lab, the Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club, and Science Olympiad. In my free time I enjoy volleyball, thrifting, and watching new shows (binging Cowboy Bebop right now). I am super excited to work alongside the rest of WAF board to make this semester a great experience for everyone!

Contact Kyle at kyleliao@upenn.edu

VICE PRESIDENT of EXTERNAL

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Rishabh Mandayam, W'25

Hey everyone! My name is Rishabh Mandayam and I am a sophomore in the M&T program studying CS, Finance, and Statistics. This will be my third semester in WAF. I was previously on the FOX team doing an analysis of blockchain transactions and on the Align team building predictive models for their marketing campaigns. Outside of WAF, I am a member of Penn Quant’s Strategy development team and a board member of the Penn Central Banking Club. I also am a member of Penn Judo and play intramural soccer in my free time! I look forward to working with everyone this semester.

Contact Rishabh at rcmand@wharton.upenn.edu

VICE PRESIDENT of PROJECTS

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Annie Wang, W'25

Hi everyone! I’m Annie and I’m a sophomore in Wharton and the College interested in business analytics, math, and computer science. This is my fourth semester in WAF and I’ve been part of the Zillow and IKEA project. In addition to WAF, I’m also involved in WUREC, WiCS, and Penn Chamber. I’m so excited to work with everyone and look forward to making WAF an amazing experience alongside the board!

Contact Annie at yfanwang@wharton.upenn.edu

VICE PRESIDENT of MARKETING

Brian Williams, SEAS'25

Hey everyone! I’m Brian Williams, a sophomore in the School of Engineering and Applied Science studying Computer Science with minors in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Korean. This will be my second semester with WAF, and I really enjoyed working on the Master Kong project last semester. Besides WAF, I’m also involved with Hack4Impact and am a TA for CIS1600, and enjoy cooking as well as spending time outdoors. I’m looking forward to working with you all!

Contact Brian at bewill@upenn.edu

VICE PRESIDENT of PROJECTS

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Jon Wu, SEAS'25

Jon Wu is a sophomore in the School of Engineering & Applied Science studying systems science & engineering. As WAF’s Vice President of Social, he hopes to bring together the WAF community so the organization can thrive and better serve its clients. His previous projects on WAF include Teach For America, McDonald’s, and Master Kong. In addition to WAF, Jon is involved with the Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board and is passionate about utilizing advanced analytical methods to solve business and management problems.

Contact Jon at jonawu@upenn.edu

VICE PRESIDENT of SOCIAL

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Joanna Yang, W'24

Hello everyone! I’m Joanna Yang, a junior in Wharton studying Statistics and Finance, minoring in Computer Science, and submatriculating in Data Science. I’m originally from San Jose, CA. This is my sixth semester in WAF and I’ve been on four projects– RBI, Fox Entertainment, Master Kong, and McDonald’s. On campus, I’ve also been involved in MUSE Consulting, intramural volleyball, and recently, rock climbing! I’m super excited to meet you all and work with you– please reach out to me if you have any questions about WAF or anything at all!

Contact Joanna at  joannay@wharton.upenn.edu

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Get Your Company Involved

Interested in working with 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
thrive.

Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

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

Selected Projects

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Barnes Foundation

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

Moelis

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.

L’Oreal

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

SEC

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