Are you interested in consulting? Do you want to challenge yourself and test your problem solving skills?
Rotterdam Consulting Club is organizing an open case competition for Bachelor and Master students! You will solve a challenging case, present your solution in front of an expert jury and have the possibility to win a great price!
You can sign up alone or in a team (3-4p) by sending us an e-mail to email@example.com. Deadline is the 15.05.2017.
Apply now and join the challenge! (More infos in the event)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
JB-44 (MBA Building)
Are you a third year Bachelor or a Master student and will you be doing a Master next year? If you are interested in becoming an exclusive member OR becoming a board member (yes we will be recruiting soon!) next academic year – this is also a chance to get to know our club better. After the event there will be time to ask any questions you have!
12.00 – Reception
12.10 – 13.00 – Introduction to the case competition, Q&A
13.00 -17.00 – Teams work on cases
17.30 – 19.00 – Presentations
19.30 – 20.00 – Awarding of winning team
End of the event/networking drinks
BDO is the fifth largest professional services network globally. It provides audit and accounting, corporate finance, tax, and advisory services and operates in 154 countries. Its advisory (consulting) services include M&A, legal, financial management, cyber security and strategy topics.
BDO Rotterdam Advisory Services invited our RCC consultants and interested students (non-members) to visit their office and crack some cases together. After an interesting presentation about the company, its values and business, a senior consultant guided students through a business case. The case was from the non-profit and government sector, which was a welcome change of the usual business cases. The company event ended with mingling around drinks and snacks. Special thanks are directed to the BDO consultants who shared their expertise with us!
To celebrate our successful trainings and consulting project, we had a full club meeting and social dinner. Some of our members are still diligently preparing for case interviews in our trainings, others are already in application processes, and some already found a job. We are proud of all of them, and wish them a lot of success for the last months of their Master’s degree!
Our bi-weekly case interview sessions (CIS) are helping ambitious RSM students prepare for their first job interviews. So far we discussed topics such as pricing, entering a new market, profit and loss, and growth strategies. After a short presentation, participating club members and non-members can ask questions and challenge the presented systems and frameworks. Afterwards they jump right into cracking mock-case interviews. This interview training gives students the needed exercise to go confident into consulting interviews and shine with expertise in solving complex issues!
This semester we have three more sessions planned:
20th April – Business Cases
4th May – Mergers and acquisitions
24th May – Complex Cases
If you are interested in joining one of our trainings, please follow us on facebook. We post the trainings as events in which you can find all the necessary information.
Beginning of March we held a workshop with a focus on soft skills. First Derhen showed how to optimize your linkedin profile and gave tips on using the platfirm to find your future career. Then Anna and the other board members gave tips on how to create the perfect CV. Picture yes or no? One or two pages? Including hobbies or not? – were just a few questions which were discussed during this workshop.
In the third workshop Saphir showed how to pitch your life in three minutes to recruiters, using the STAR or PARADE method. How can you best show your leadership and conflict resolution skills to the interviewers? – In a convincing story! The participants then practiced PEI (personal experience interviews) together.
For the ending of the event we had a special guest – Patricia Kramer, a practicing consultant who gave insights into her career choices, how she got her job and what her daily worklife it.
Are you interested in joining events like this? Please follow us on facebook to stay updated with upcoming workhsops!
On Monday, 13th February 2017, founder of Florisj, Jeroen Roffel, gave a very interesting guest lecture on Start-Up consulting for RCC. Jeroen shared his insights from working for various start-ups and investors in the US and Europe, supporting them in their strategy and day-to-day operations. As a consultant, he provided investors with information and analysis about industries in which they considered investing.
After the lecture, RCC consultants solved cases related to business development, start-up growth and start-up investment decisions. We enjoyed getting this new view on consulting and learned a lot about the start-up business.
On 21 February, the final presentation of our consulting project was held in the high-tech incubator Yes!Delft. There, Shake-On, our project partner, is located together with 70 other innovative start-ups.
Three of our ambitious RCC consultants, Petra Strnadova, Jakub Markiewicz and Athanasios Tsaperlis presented on behalf of the entire team (8 consultants in total) recommendations about future growth and internationalization strategies for Shake-On.
We really enjoyed working together with such a striving young company and we are proud of our future consultants for mastering this project and providing valuable recommendations for their client!
All RCC consultants: Petra Strnadova, Jakub Markiewicz, Athanasios Tsaperlis, Julia Heisig, Sonja Kessler, Stefan Owczarzak, Sten te Vogt, and Beatriz Oliviera
On Friday and Saturday, 3rd & 4th February our Case Interview Camp with DHL Consulting and Case Solvers took place. Two trainers from Case Solvers and three consultants from DHL gave two days of trainings including CV check. A lot of mock-interviews were held, and after the practicing we celebrated with pizza and drinks. We are thankful for this great opportunity Case Solvers and DHL provided and we look forward to further cooperation in the upcoming years!
On January 19th we successfully started our bi-weekly case interview sessions (CIS). Our board members Anna and Saphir held the first training on important case solving tools such as finding a hypotheses, buidling issue trees and keeping everything MECE. Afterwards our members solved two cases in pairs. We are looking forward to our next training sessions!