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Habitat for Humanity October 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 '15

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

Ezra enters his fourth 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. For Fall 2015 he served as a Student Manager of the Partnership.

Lauren Alexander '15

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

Lauren comes into her third semester of consulting as a Partnership Student Manager for 2014-2015. Originally from Northern California, 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, Lauren learned to appreciate business strategy on a global scale. Lauren consulted for the Saratoga Film Forum in Fall 2013 and served as a Student Manager of the Partnership in Fall 2014.

 Sukie Emerson '16

Sukie Emerson, Class of 2016
Major: Management and Business    Minor: Chinese

A junior, Sukie enters her first semester of SSCP eager to learn about consulting and engage with the Saratoga community. With a keen interest in marketing, Sukie previously had an internship in Shanghai, China working at a school for children with special needs.  Sukie enjoys working in teams and has been rowing for the past seven years.

 Geoffrey Kai Inaba '16

G. Kai Inaba, Class of 2016
Major: Management and Business   Minor: Studio Art
Kai Inaba excitedly looks forward to the coming spring semester after a term well spent in Copenhagen, Denmark. During his studies in Copenhagen, Kai focused on the varied benefits of integrating design and business. In recent projects, such as an innovation assignment for Carlsberg Group, Kai has utilized design thinking tools to formulate solutions. Kai utilizes his strengths in research, observation, and analysis to create integral foundations for innovative and applicable solutions. As a strong believer in group work and integrative thinking, Kai looks forward to working alongside his SSCP consultants and clients.

 Lyssa Jackson '16

Lyssa Jackson, Class of 2016
Major: Management and Business
Lyssa returns to SSCP with a strong background as a leader in both the nonprofit and business communities. She has served on two nonprofit boards, has in-depth experience in development, and was named "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2012. Lyssa has been a partner in Skidmore start-up company, a Career Coach in Skidmore's Career Development Center, and an Executive Presentation coach for MB107. She is also the co-President and founder of Skidmore's Women in Business group. In her second semester of SSCP, Lyssa looks forward to being a part of the ongoing growth of her favorite city.

 Yumi Karlshoej '15

Yumi Karlshoej, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business   Minor: Arts Administration

Yumi is a senior Management and Business major she specializing in finance and marketing. She has gained considerable experience working abroad at a private equity firm, a startup New York City fashion company, and two international shipping companies. She loves to apply logic to problem solving and to generate unique new marketing ideas to stimulate growth and sales. She is eager to utilize her skills and experiences to develop and promote local businesses in Saratoga Springs, NY.

 Peter LaChance '16

Peter LaChance, Class of 2016
Major: Managment and Business

A junior Management and Business major, Peter was born in Saratoga Springs and has always had a close relationship with the town. With a keen interest in Marketing, Peter looks forward to utilizing the skills he has gained through his studies and work in order to give back to a city that has given him so much.  You may have heard Peter singing in town as he is member of the Skidmore Dynamics a capella group.

 Tim Manwaring '16

Tim Manwaring, Class of 2016
Major: Managment and Business, Economics

A junior with a double major in Economics and Management & Business, Tim is excited to begin his first experience with SSCP. Last summer, Tim worked as an intern with the finance department at Vermed, Inc. in Vermont, where he honed his skills in research and analysis. Outside of the classroom, Tim is a member of the Skidmore Golf Team. He looks forward to working closely with the Saratoga Springs community.

 Camila Oliveira '15

Camila Oliveira, Class of 2015
Major: Managment and Business   Minor: Economics

Camila is returning to SSCP this Spring after having consulted the technology start-up RoamPlate in Fall 2014. As an intern with SSCP in Fall 2013, she assisted with the financials of client Javier’s Nuevo Latino Restaurant. She spent the Spring 2014 semester in Australia. She brings her experience in marketing as well as her knowledge of accounting to the group, and hopes to gain experience and strengthen her skills. Camila is looking forward to getting more involved in her Saratoga community.

 Yoon Young Sim '15

Yoon Young Sim, Class of 2015
Major: Psychology   Minor: Management and Business, Honors Forum

An international student from South Korea, Yoon Young is particularly interested in Organizational Psychology -- the behavior and performance of people in organizations. Through her research and course work at Yonsei University and Skidmore College, Yoon Young has honed her skills in business strategy and communication. She is looking forward to getting more involved in the Saratoga community through SSCP.

Cara Vanin '15

Cara Vanin, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business

Results-driven and detail-oriented, Cara brings a unique blend of interests and skills to SSCP this semester, including experience with the National Patient Safety Foundation, Pet Partners, and GXT Green. With a focus on strategic solutions, corporate social responsibility and finance, Cara’s future plans include presenting her senior thesis on green accounting and corporate social responsibility and working in the field of financial services in Boston.


Elizabeth Worgan, Class of 2016
Major: Management & Business

A Philadelphia native, Elizabeth joins SSCP as a consultant this year after several semesters of doing visual work for with the majority of the SSCP clients since the fall of 2013. Elizabeth’s strengths are in visual marketing, branding, and communication. Elizabeth also invests her time in her personal fashion line and managing a catering company in the summers. She has always been a creative problem solver and thus looks forward to further enjoying the invaluable experience of SSCP.

 Isabelle Young '15

Isabelle Young, Class of 2015
Major: Management and Business and Economics

Isabelle returns to SSCP after consulting Caffe Lena this past fall ready to apply the skills she has learned through two different summer internships that provided specific experience in accounting and human resources. Having worked for a small private business as well as a large public corporation, she brings a range of business knowledge to the consulting table. She looks forward to working closely with the Saratoga community and creating value for the SSCP clients.