Becoming an SSCP Student:
GPA of 3.6 or Above
Interview with Student Managers/Course Instructor
While SSCP is open to all majors, students must have completed MB107
Caite Opfer, Class of 2018
Caite Opfer is a current Senior Student-Athlete from Somers, New York, majoring in Management and Business with a minor in Studio Art and a member of the Women’s Varsity Basketball Team. Over her college career she has had multiple internships, but most enjoys working with SSCP clients and teams. The manager role has been a huge learning experience and she is excited to manage again this semester. After graduation Caite will be joining McLagan Partners as an Analyst of Human Capital Consulting in Asset Management.
Amelia Steeger, Class of 2018
Amelia Steeger is a senior at Skidmore College, majoring in Management and Business. Her experience working with SSCP client, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, was intriguing and fun, moving her into a senior consultant position this semester. Amelia has a diverse background, most recently interning with Wolters Kluwer, where she created financial models and analyzed quarterly earnings for the company’s multi-national projects. At Skidmore, she is an active member of the community, helping organize the annual Skidmore Women in Business Conference and managing the Freirich Business Competition. After graduation this May, Amelia is excited to be joining Ernst & Young in their Business Analyst Program.
Sixuan Geng, Class of 2018
Sixuan Geng is a Senior Management & Business and Spanish double major from Beijing, China. She is specifically passionate about Marketing and Advertising, where she finds how effective communication transfers into numbers and actions to be intriguing. She spent her past summers working towards her passion:
Last summer she initiated and led a project proposal which she developed situation analysis and solutions with UI and UX colleagues at the digital advertising agency Publicis. Sapient for Nestlé, and practiced social media marketing and content marketing at the international recruiting firm Spring Professional the summer before. During her stay in Madrid, she indulged herself in the Museum of Prado with one of the world’s most exquisite group of artworks. Although her childhood dream of becoming a singer maybe a far stretch, music has developed to be her lifetime love and consolation. She sings, plays the piano, guitar, ukulele and drum sets. Sixuan is excited to bring her diverse background with an international perspective and her willingness to tackle any problem to the team.
Cody Rorick, Class of 2020
Cody Rorick is a current sophomore double majoring in Economics and Business. Originally from Upstate New York, he now resides in Plymouth, MA where he spent last summer as an intern at a financial services firm outside Boston. In addition to SSCP, Cody will be joining AYCO's Family Office as an intern in downtown Saratoga Springs this semester. At Skidmore, Cody is on the men's ice hockey team as well as a member of the Investment Club and Periclean Honors Forum. Outside academics Cody enjoys bird watching, a course he took while at boarding school, as well as golfing and traveling. Cody is hoping to use his unique experiences to provide insightful and effective recommendations to SSCP's clients
Jack Sloan, Class of 2018
Jack Sloan is a Senior Management & Business Major from Zionsville, Indiana. Jack has experience working directly with two SSCP clients: The Saratoga Juice Bar and the Northshire Bookstore. Having this previous experience in the course has given him the opportunity to manage the course for his second time this spring. Because of the great experiences Jack has had in SSCP, he is working as a Strategy & Operations Business Analyst for Deloitte Consulting after he graduates.
Themba Shongwe, Class of 2018
Themba is an international student from Siteki Swaziland. He did his high school in New Mexico at the United World Colleges. This past summer, Themba was a member of the iShares Summer Analyst Program at Blackrock, where he interned with the Capital Markets team and rotating halfway through the summer to the Product development and consulting team. He is majoring in Management and Business and is involved in club life alongside student government: He has held several positions with the African Heritage Awareness Club and served most recently as SGA Vice president for Inclusion and Outreach. Previously, Themba has interned with Adirondack Trust Company since summer ‘15 in their consumer loan and credit administration department.
Paige Durrant, Class of 2019
Paige Durrant is from Branchburg, NJ and is a junior majoring in Management & Business. This past summer, she held an internship with Thrift Investment Corporation in Fords, NJ. At Thrift, Paige was responsible for handling client accounts in preparation for the company President as well as the company’s lawyers. On campus, Paige works in the Career Development Center on the Employer Outreach team. She also holds a position as a TA in the Wood-shop and Welding Room of the Skidmore Art Department. Off campus, Paige works at a local gym to help them with marketing and advertising. With a diverse background, Paige is excited to bring her previous experiences to SSCP.
Bryan Lonergan, Class of 2018
Bryan Lonergan is a Senior Student-Athlete from Weston, Connecticut, majoring in Management and Business. A four year member of the Men’s Soccer Team, he served as team captain his senior year. While studying abroad in Madrid, Bryan worked as a Junior Analyst for PosEcon, helping develop multi-channel sales, marketing, and distribution solutions for international companies entering new markets. Last summer, he was a consulting intern at FactSet, a leading financial technology firm. While there, he worked alongside consultants to help solve challenges within the client’s workflow. In his free time, Bryan enjoys playing the drums, soccer, or taking in the great outdoors. He is looking forward to bringing his creative problem solving and leadership qualities to SSCP.
Sean Timmons, Class of 2018
Sean Timmons is a senior from Cream Ridge, NJ who is double majoring in Business and Economics. This is his third semester with SSCP, he previously worked with the City of Saratoga Springs on a feasibility study for the recently implemented CDPHP Bike Share. Most recently he was a Senior Student Consultant and worked with Pitney Meadows Community Farm on the development of a holistic business plan on how to best utilize the recently acquired 166 acres. He is very excited to be apart of SSCP one last time. Next year he will be working as an Associate Analyst for Boston Biomedical Consultants.
Ran Tao, Class of 2018
An international student from Suzhou, China, Ran Tao is a senior at Skidmore College, majoring in Management and Business and Mathematics. In her recent internship at Roche China Holding, she created a dashboard for global overview after compiling a digital file of over 300 sustainability audit reports. She also presented to 4 regional managers and suggested potential improvements in different areas. At Skidmore, Ran was a treasurer in Asian Cultural Awareness Club. She has planned annual budgets, organized a 20-people trip and co-hosted a charity event. Ran enjoys data analysis and problem-solving and hopes to apply her skills and global perspective to SSCP.
Renato Dornelas, Class of 2018
Renato Dornelas is an International Affairs major from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and a senior at Skidmore. A global citizen, Renato has lived in over five countries since graduating from high school, and worked in different companies such as Viacom Inc. in New York City, the Austrian Angel Investors Association in Vienna, Austria and the DDA Group in London, UK. Renato is also the Co-Chair for the 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee, leading a class-wide fundraising campaign. He has developed strong intercultural competence, analytical and creative thought, and he has built a global professional network, which has inspired him to pursue an international career in business and consulting.
Terence Durrant, Class of 2019
Terence Durrant II is a junior double major in Management & Business and Economics from Windsor, Connecticut. His previous experience with Travelers’ Strategic Planning & Execution department has given him insight into project management, and he is looking to use those technical and soft skills in his role as a student consultant with SSCP. When he’s not hard at work you can find him on stage with Skidmore’s best and only male acapella group the Skidmore Bandersnatchers.
Patty Liu, Class of 2019
Yazhuo(Patty) Liu is a Junior at Skidmore College majoring in Management Business along with Math minor. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin, originality from Beijing, China. Having her last internship at the Growth Enterprises Markets & Services Department of DTT Consulting in Beijing, Patty communicated with staffs at different levels of the organization and with various members of high growth Chinese institutions to drive several elections and helped with planned an awards ceremony. On campus, she is a peer tutor in Economics, Mathematics and Chinese as well as a peer mentor of 2016. She is excited to bring her global perspective and problem-solving skill to the team and clients.
Nick Henning, Class of 2019
Nick Henning is a junior from Bethesda, MD pursuing a double major in Economics and Business Management. Some of his past experiences include an internship with the Finance Department of Saratoga Springs and his participation in Skidmore’s Business Plan Competition. Through these experiences, Nick has developed problem solving capabilities and interpersonal skills that he is excited to bring to SSCP.