Why Wharton

Thank you for considering Wharton MBA talent! The Wharton MBA Private Equity & Venture Capital Club is one of the largest and most active professional clubs at Wharton. Our 700+ members include students with prior PE/VC experience as well as those interested in the industry. Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Club members come from varied backgrounds and have diverse work experiences prior to business school. To find out how your firm can participate in school events, please contact any one of the club’s officers.

Job Postings

The Wharton MBA Career Management Office has a dedicated recruiting team for private equity and venture capital. They are happy to assist you with many MBA recruiting services; there is no charge to work with the office or use Wharton’s on campus resources, including the below options:

  • Assistance with scheduling for interviews, events, etc.
  • Use of Wharton’s on-campus facilities for interviews and presentations
  • Access to Wharton’s Resume Books, searches and recruiting questions
  • Assistance with your firm’s overall recruiting strategies and company/Wharton relationships

Contact information:

Danielle Nivern
Relationship Manager
MBA Career Management, The Wharton School
Phone: 215-898-3127

Resume Books

The club prepares resume books for first and second year Wharton MBA students who are also club members.

Please contact pevc-career@wharton.upenn.edu for resume books. Please use your firm’s official email address as we will not send out resume books to Gmail, Yahoo! or other free accounts.  Also include a brief description of the planned use for the resumes.

Corporation Presentation

If you would like to host a speaker event on campus, please contact pevc-speakerseries@wharton.upenn.edu.

Career Treks

Students, along with the Career Management office, organize Treks to various cities across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America to visit firms in that specific region. Students learn about the firms in that region and recruiters network with potential summer interns and full-time hires. If you are interested in participating in one of our Career Treks, please contact pevc-treks@wharton.upenn.edu.

Field Application Projects

A program designed to integrate years of advanced study by Wharton MBA students, as they apply what they have learned to the problems of organizations in the community. The project begins with students making project selections in November. The course runs through mid-April. During this time, the student teams devote a total of approximately 200 hours conducting research and analysis in order to research a problem facing the host company. Each team is supervised by experienced Wharton faculty and a 2nd year MBA teaching assistant. The teams consist of 1-2 teams per project with 4-6 students per team. The project culminates in a detailed written analysis with action recommendations. More information is available here.

Short Term Research Projects / Part-time Internships

Please contact Wharton MBA Career Management at pevc-club@wharton.upenn.edu if you would like to post a short term research project or part-time internships during the school year.


Please contact pevc-sponsorships@wharton.upenn.edu if you are interested in sponsoring any Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Club events, educational workshops, networking events or competitions. We can offer you prominent branding at all events and in all communications.