Wharton Communication Fellows

Description

Communication Fellows are second-year MBA students who work with Communication Instructors as teaching assistants to help first-year MBAs in the required communication class. As peer coaches, Fellows help students improve their public speaking and persuasion skills during their core communication courses in the fall and spring semesters. Fellows are expected to attend all sessions of the course and to meet individually with each student prior to his or her final persuasive speech.

Duties

Fellows are expected to attend all sessions of the course and to meet individually with each student prior to his or her final persuasive speech. In addition, Fellows may participate in special projects, including teaching non-credit workshops to undergraduates.

Number

The number of Fellows varies each year, depending upon nominations from Communication instructors.

Length

Communication Fellows serve their entire second-year.

Selection Criteria

Nominations are made by Communication course instructors in each academic quarter.  Nominees are ask to write a brief essay that highlights their interest in the program and any relevant experience or accomplishments related to the course content. The nominee’s Communication instructor also submits a written recommendation documenting that the student offered constructive peer feedback in class. Successful nominees are screened for their excellence in speaking as well as their demonstrated abilities in providing peer feedback.

Information Session

Prospective Communication Fellows are encouraged to speak with a  Communication instructor or a current Fellow to learn about the program.

Applications Due Date

Nominations are made by Communication course  instructors on a rolling basis, with recommendations/nominations in each  academic quarter.

Selection Process Dates

Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Commitment Time/Dates

Communication fellows serve their entire second year.

Conflicts with other Fellows programs

No known conflicts