Skidmore Saratoga Consulting Partnership (SSCP)     SSCP Logo 2014

Student Consultants at Peabody's March 2014

Who are SSCP Student Consultants?

SSCP student consultants have achieved the highest recognition for both their academic accomplishments in Management and Business and their acumen for applying those learnings.  Members of the course have been selected through a rigorous assessment process that included nominations by faculty, an honors-level GPA of 3.6 or above, and interviews with the program’s student directors and faculty director. Each client team of is made up of two student consultants and one student director. The student directors have already completed at least one semester of SSCP and have already worked with one or more clients.

Student in the SSCP program are also fulfilling academic requirements for a four-credit, 300-level business course.  The consulting teams meet with their assigned clients a minimum of once every week for an hour with an established agenda; they also meet once a week in a seminar setting with the other consulting teams and their professor to discuss their consultancies and to deepen their competencies in using the tools and frameworks of strategic consulting. Both the clients and the student consultants are engaged in electronic communication and exchanges throughout the semester on a secure platform.

Ezra Levy

Ezra Levy, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business    Minor: Arts Administration and Media & Film Studies

Ezra enters his third semester of consulting as a Partnership Student Manager for 2014-2015. A native Southern Californian, Ezra possesses a range of experience in both business strategy and arts management & development. Ezra is eager to continue learning new skills and solving complex problems in the local business community. In fall 2013, he founded web app startup Open Campus, which connects college students with businesses to complete freelance work. Ezra consulted clients Javier's Fine Dining in the fall of 2013 and Saratoga Spring Water Company in spring of 2014.

Lauren Alexander

Lauren Alexander, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business    Minor: Economics

Lauren comes into her second semester of consulting as a Partnership Student Manager for 2014-2015. Originally from Northern California, a business hub, Lauren has developed a passion for consulting and strategy. After interning at NBC, both for the Today Show and Nightly News with Brian Williams, Lauren has developed an interest for how the initial strategy of a company can translate over to the consumers. While studying business in Barcelona, Spain this past semester, Lauren learned to appreciate business strategy on a global scale. Lauren consulted for the Saratoga Film Forum and excited to bring her experience to SSCP this year.

 Kojo Amarteyfio

Kojo Amarteyfio, Class of 2015
Major: Economics

Born and bred in Accra, Ghana, Kojo is greatly excited to be joining SSCP this year. In the past, he has had stints at Ernst & Young and at Databank Financial Services and was Business Manager at the Skidmore News last year. Kojo's strengths are in analysis, research and communication and he's always bubbling with new ideas. He enjoys taking on complex business problems and looks forward to broadening his entire spectrum of abilities through SSCP.

 Nick Barra

Nick Barra, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business    Concentration: Psychology

Nick has experience in marketing, marketing research, and financial planning strategies through co-founding a sustainable local business, EcoYou, and his internships at Northwestern Mutual and VWR International. Focusing his undergraduate studies on management, marketing, and psychology while being a member of the Skidmore Baseball Team, Nick is eager to gain experience and enhance his skills in strategic consulting and business development as a part of the SSCP team.

 Angela Botiba

Angela Botiba, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business   Minor: Spanish
Born and raised in Cameroon, Central Africa, Angela is thrilled to have the opportunity to directly impact the Saratoga community by working in a collaborative environment with peers and professionals in the community. She especially enjoys analyzing business case studies and thus believes that the consulting work will be a natural fit for her inner strengths. Joining the SSCP team this spring semester, she is eager to develop new skills and to apply knowledge from past and current coursework including marketing research, accounting, and finance.

 Mabel Fung

Mabel Fung, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business and Exercise Science
Mabel is very excited about becoming more involved in the Saratoga community and helping SSCP clients reach their goals. Through her academic courses and work experiences, including internships with Reform Pilates Studio and University of Westminster's Finance Department, Mabel has developed strong research, analysis, and communication skills.