What kind of commitment is expected from Fellows?
InSITE Fellows are expected to be part of the program for at least four semesters. For J-term and second-semester business school fellows, this means you are expected to play an active role in the organization for the remainder of your business school career. For law students, it means you are expected to stay until at least the beginning of your 3L year (or longer if you are a second semester 2L). In exceptional cases, a student may be invited by a Current Fellow after approval by the Executive Committee to apply despite only having three semesters remaining.
The InSITE commitment encompasses not only your contribution to your team and attendance at all events (approximately 4 hours/week including work in between Team Meetings), but a commitment to take on a leadership role in your second year with the organization, either as a Team Leader or an Executive Officer.
How We Select Fellows
Passion and Dedication
We look for applicants who have the energy and willingness to commit to an intense and demanding group such as InSITE, on top of their school commitments. We expect our Fellows to become Team Leaders, Officers, or take their own initiative to improve and contribute to the organization in unique ways.
We care deeply about finding candidates who have integrity, initiative, leadership, reliability, courtesy, composure, concise and effective communication skills, and analytical ability. Yes, we want it all.
We learn from each other, so we seek candidates who have experience in private equity, venture capital, starting a company, technology, engineering, operations, law (especially intellectual property law), design, or experience in other arenas that developed skills transferable to InSITE.
While we do not seek to fill specific quotas for any of the programs, we recognize that one of the strengths of InSITE is our diversity across different schools/disciplines and our balance of graduating and first-year/earlier year students, which brings stability and continuity. However, first and foremost, we seek applicants who embody the spirit of InSITE.
Criteria for Rating InSITE Applications
Demonstrated desire to commit and contribute to InSITE for the duration of graduate school (at least two academic years):
We want individuals who have a clear understanding of InSITE and are excited to become a part of the organization and ideally take on a leadership role in his/her second year. We also want people who have clearly demonstrated strong business acumen and ethical character. Lastly, we want people who play well with others. Above all, we consider whether or not we would like to work on a small team with a person – and whether that person will add value to the community beyond his/her experience
Skills we look for:
Initiative & Drive
Relevant prior experience, including:
Prior entrepreneurship or VC experience
Consulting, law, technology, science/medicine, or “other” areas of expertise that may be relevant (medical and technology backgrounds are attractive)
Software development or engineering background that may be helpful in assessing technologies or industries
Individuals who do not necessarily have relevant experience but have demonstrated an ability to think like a VC/Entrepreneur are encouraged to apply!
Chapter-Specific Application Details
Thank you for your interest in InSITE New York! All the information you need should be below but please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. You can reach the team at email@example.com.
Good luck! We look forward to reviewing your application.
- Written Applications Due: September 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST
- Interviews (By Invitation Only): September 21 – 22, 2018
- Notification of Final Decision By: September 30, 2018
- New Fellows Onboarding: Week of October 1, exact date TBC
- Fall 2018 Pitch Night: 9 October 2018 at First Round Capital
The InSITE New York application consists of a written application and, by invitation only, an interview. We assess candidates on the following criteria:
- Analytical aptitude
- Interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship
- Alignment with the InSITE mission
The written application comprises:
- Personal Statement (1 page, single spaced)
- Transaction Analysis (1 page, single spaced)
Instructions: Please pick one out of the four below startups for your Transaction Analysis. In your assessment, please argue whether you think a venture firm should invest in the company and identify several criteria to justify your position. You can pick what investing criteria is most relevant to you based on prior professional experience and/or personal perspective. I.e., if you are not a business student, you can include scientific, legal, or design principles as part of your analysis. There are no right answers to this question. We at InSITE just want to get to know you and how you think!
Interviews are by invitation only and will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 21 – 22, 2018. The team will provide more information when the time comes.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MIT: 9/10/2018 from 11:45-12:45pm @ Martin Trust Center, Room 175
- Harvard: 9/12/2018 from 6:15-7:15pm @ Aldrich Hall (Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02163) – Classroom 011
Interpersonal skills (e.g., integrity, initiative, leadership, reliability, courtesy, composure, teamwork)
Demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship
Alignment with the InSITE mission
Personal Statement (300 word maximum)
Transaction Analysis (500 word maximum)
InSITE Stanford applications, here.
The application for the Stanford InSITE Fellowship consists of a resume, LinkedIn profile, a statement of interest, and a brief justification about a startup company that you think is particularly interesting.
Questions: Amanda Young, David Mackanic & Kevin Shin (email@example.com)
Applications Due: November 11th, 2017 (notifications on the 13th)
Info Sessions on 10/24/17 and 11/01/17
Pitch Night on 11/16/17
InSITE Berkeley applications, here.
We are looking for driven and talented Berkeley business and law school students to join InSITE as a fellow. Please reach out to us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications Due: Monday, September 11th, 2017
Interviews: September 14th-20th, 2017
Notifications: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Information Session at Club Fair on 08/31/17
More info about the DC Chapter
Apply Online: InSITE Fellows DC Application Form
Application due: Sunday September 9th, 2018 11:59 PM