Why should I join Illinois Business Consulting?
As a result of the client base that IBC has established, students have a wide-range of networking opportunities that lead to summer internships and full-time employment after graduation. The professional staff provides training and development that gives members a significant advantage when competing for any internship or full-time job. IBC members are able to tell potential future employers about creating economic value, solving problems, and working on a team for a real-world client. If you are looking to expand your professional networking base, develop technical and communication skills, gain real world consulting experience, and improve your opportunities for employment, please apply online at www.ibc.illinois.edu by January 20th 2013.
What is Consulting?
Consulting is a valuable tool that organizations use in which an external organization is contacted to assist the client in improving their performance through the analysis of existing organizational issues, as well as the development of plans for improvement and growth. Those who work in the consulting industry have a wide range of backgrounds depending on the area of expertise that the company specializes in.
What is Illinois Business Consulting?
IBC is the largest student-run consultancy in the country, conducting 60-70 business consulting projects each year for established organizations of varying sizes (Fortune 500 to small businesses, both for-profit and nonprofit). Illinois Business Consulting works with real-world clients by assembling teams of 5-6 consultants, 1 project manager, and 1 senior manager from a wide-variety of backgrounds to take on a complex, challenging project that the client currently faces. Throughout the project, students have the opportunity to interact with management of the respective client, as well as communicate their findings in a final deliverable.
Who can join Illinois Business Consulting?
Since our clients have a wide-range of projects, the skill set that is needed for consulting teams is very diversified. As a result, students of all majors, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to apply.