What is SSCP?
The Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership or “SSCP” (formerly SSEP) is the public face of MB360, an advanced seminar and practicum on the practice and process of strategic consulting.
SSCP provides pro bono consulting services to the Saratoga community and affords highly
accomplished Skidmore Business students a unique opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on
SSCP’s student consultants make a positive impact on the community by applying creative thought, thorough analysis, and rigorous research to enable Saratoga’s for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to realize their potential and achieve their goals. Clients are carefully vetted to assure their commitment to working with the student consultants.
SSCP is a Skidmore Service Learning Course, incorporating civic engagement and community-based research while meeting the goals of integration, benefit, substantive commitment and partnership.
The SSCP Mission
Our Mission is to create a strategic partnership between our campus and our community by offering pro bono consulting services to enable the region’s for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises to realize their potential and achieve their goals -- creative thought creating value.
What services does SSCP provide?
SSCP student consulting teams tackle complex business challenges during the intensive 12-week project engagements culminating in both a comprehensive written Consulting Report and a formal presentation of strategic recommendations. SSCP services focus on strategic and managerial areas of improvement, including:
- crafting actionable business plans and strategies
- targeting growth opportunities
- benchmarking the competitive landscape
- researching market entry and expansion
- recommending new processes and organizational structures
- auditing marketing, communications and social media initiatives
- analyzing profitability, viability and feasibility
- addressing sustainability issues.
What are SSCP’s values?
- SSCP student consultants work tirelessly to help clients make the most informed decisions possible.
- SSCP student consultants exhibit the highest level of professionalism, guaranteeing clients complete confidentiality.
- SSCP student consultants strive for the highest standards of objective, research-based recommendations, supported by comprehensive findings, credible data, thorough analysis, refreshing insight and innovative solutions.
- SSCP tailors each engagement to the needs of the client and constantly develops new ways for organizations and businesses to become even better at what they do.