Introduction to Consulting Workshop: 4-Week Series

March 24, 2020 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall E110

Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series:
This four-week workshop series is open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in learning more about consulting. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center and Henry Atkeson ’20, the CIBF Consulting Intern. The workshop series is designed to help students understand the purpose of a consulting firm to their clients, the responsibilities and roles of consultants, and explore the types of career opportunities available. Some workshops will include alumni speakers who will provide their practical insights, experience, and understanding to the discussion.
Topics
The four-week course will include the following topics:
1) Overview of Consulting: Defining consulting and its role in the economy, an overview of different types
of consulting firms, entry-level roles, and what a career looks like for a consultant.
2) Overview of management/strategic consulting: discuss the types of problems they solve, go over a client example, and discuss roles played in a management consulting firm.
3) Overview of economic consulting: discuss they types of problems solved, types of clients, sample client
issue, and roles played by people at the firm.
4) Preparation for Consulting Recruiting: In the final workshop, students will learn more about the recruiting process for consulting, how to maximize networking and how best to prepare for the case interview. The workshop will also review techniques on how to get comfortable with mental math, how to be comfortable with ambiguity, and introduce upcoming preparation workshops by the Loeb Center and outside vendors.
How do I register for the Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 24 to April 14 (March 24 & 31, April 7 & 14).
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about consulting and willing to attend all four sessions, please RSVP on Handshake by March 13, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email. All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu).

Contact Info

Loeb Center
(413) 542-2265
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