Becoming an SSCP Student:
GPA of 3.6 or above
Interview with Student Managers / Interview with Course Instructor
While SSCP is open to all majors, students must have completed MB107
Nicole Bennett, Class of 2017
Student Operating Manager
Nicole 'Nicki' Bennett is a senior Business and Spanish double major from New York City. She was a team member of the Brookhaven Golf Club consulting team in Fall 2015 and is now a consulting manager. She has interned in the Public Relations Department of jewelry startup, BaubleBar in New York City and the Fulbright Commission (La Comisión Fulbright), an international educational grant organization, in Madrid. She is also an Admissions Ambassador and the President of the Skidmore Sonneteers, an all-female acapella group.
Maya Reyes, Class of 2017
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Maya is a senior at Skidmore College studying social work and business management. Maya has had professional business experience through her work with TEDxTokyo, TEDxYouth@Tokyo, marketing for a progressive beverage company in Japan, becoming a finalist in the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, and consulting for Brookhaven Golf Course as a Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership student consultant. After interning at IBM Japan and working on a startup incubation program in Tokyo, Maya had the pleasure of working with the new Chief Digital Officer of IBM to hone in on her marketing skills by interning a second year at IBM in their NY Office this summer. As a multiracial third culture kid, Maya speaks English and Japanese fluently. Her background has crafted a unique and international perspective, which she brings to every task making her approach to projects relevant in our globalizing society.
Alessandro Lannes, Class of 2017
Alessandro Lannes is a senior pursuing a double major in Business and Economics at Skidmore College. Originally from Duisburg, Germany, Alessandro is fluent in German and working on his proficiency in both Spanish and Portuguese. His passion for languages fuels his passion for travel. Alessandro’s past business experience includes an internship at Bosch Rexroth, a large engineering firm based in Germany.
Gigi Ager, Class of 2017
Gigi Ager is a senior at Skidmore College, double majoring in Business and Psychology to advance her interest in marketing research and analytics. She has had several internships that focus on data collection and data presentation to achieve marketing objectives, including at Zappos where she worked as a User Research intern. When not studying, Gigi is active in leadership roles in several clubs on campus, particularly Ultimate Frisbee and Irish Dance. She brings enthusiasm, insight, and a hard work ethic to all of her activities and looks forward to applying the research skills she has acquired and honed to SSCP.
Dipesh KC, Class of 2018
Dipesh is a senior studying Computer Science and Communication Design at Skidmore. His passion lies in adding value to people's lives through technology and design, and turning ideas into products. With internships at Vizalytics Technology Inc. and Windrush, he has learned to use his expertise in Front-end Development, User Experience Design, and Visual Design to meet business objectives. Dipesh immigrated to the United States from Nepal when he was 9 years old, and is fluent in Nepali and Hindi. During his free time, he leads the 213 Breakdance Crew and performs in events throughout Skidmore and the greater Saratoga Springs community.
Robert Pierce, Class of 2017
A senior from Saratoga Springs itself, Rob brings a strong local knowledge of the area. He is currently finishing up his major in Economics and minor in Mathematics. He is the President of the Skidmore Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and also enjoys basketball and playing music. Rob’s business experience includes a few internships, but most recently a credit assistant at Protective Industrial Products in Latham, New York.
Weston Stewart-Tennes, Class of 2017
Weston Stewart-Tennes is a senior Computer Science major from Oakland, California. Weston has experience working and raising capital in Silicon Valley, where he has worked for and co-founded several startups. His most recent accomplishments include becoming a Stanford University Innovation Fellow, with the goal of improving innovation and entrepreneurship at Skidmore. He enjoys combining his passion for math and computer science with his business knowledge to create models and metrics used to assess and improve a company’s performance.
Caite Opfer, Class of 2018
Caite Opfer is a junior form Somers, New York, majoring in Management and Business with a minor in Studio Art. She has spent her last two summers interning for international fashion companies, most recently with Sam Edelman. She helped the company design products and marketing tactics with Mr. Edelman. She also assisted in package development with Edelman’s Far East partners. Fall of 2016 she studied in Paris, France looking at the profound impact the fashion industry had on the city and on many social issues. Caite loves working alongside peers to seek innovative solutions and discover ways to add value to client companies.
Jingling Zhang, Class of 2017
From Shenzhen, China, Jingling is a Psychology and Business double major. Outside the class, she enjoys exploring and working in the museums. Last summer, she was an intern at the National Museum of America History and she has started K-12 education work at the Tang Museum. She likes to listen to other people’s stories and tell her own stories about almost everything, from psychological research data to cultural narratives between the West and the East.
Kevin Wang, Class of 2017
Kevin Wang is a senior English major. He studied for a semester at Oxford, where he advanced his work on literary translation and creative nonfiction. Passionate about sharing Chinese literature with a wider audience, he is translating a Chinese novella into English. Kevin is a student representative in the English department and a marketing officer for the senior class council. This semester, he is working with his first-year mentees to found an ASL club. In addition to tutoring at the writing center, Kevin has volunteered at Mary’s Haven and Saratoga Mentoring. In 2015, he taught English to students from underserved communities in Hong Kong; this past summer, he was a teaching intern at Northfield Mount Hermon School..
Anh Vu Lam Nguyen, Class of 2017
Vu Nguyen is a senior at Skidmore College, pursuing a Computer Science and Mathematics double major. He has been exposed to a diverse set of cultures after living in five countries in four different continents. Possessing a big-picture mentality in conjunction with a highly logical and disciplined mindset, Vu loves spending his time honing his problem-solving skills. He has co-founded a club on campus, entering the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan as a finalist with a product he programmed from scratch with a friend, as well as being a research assistant in the Mathematics Department. Vu also stretched himself beyond school and has several professional business experiences. He has worked at a startup focusing on civic tech in NYC, learning the arts and crafts of startup world. He then transitioned to be a software engineering intern at Microsoft, working in their team that focuses on innovation and challenging conventional thinking. More recently, Vu has also accepted a job offer to be a software engineer at Google after graduation. Vu brings a unique blend of skills and perspectives, and continues to strive for the better.