2nd Virtual Info Session

Looking for opportunities to boost your CV, prepare for possible consulting jobs and socialize with like-minded people? Become a part of the Rotterdam Consulting Club!
If you want to find out more about the club, membership opportunities, events and our committees come and join our 2nd virtual info session!

WHEN? 3rd of September@ 19:00
WHERE? MS Teams via this link:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZWI2NTJjOWMtOGEwYy00ZTZlLThlYWQtNGMzYTMwZjgzNDU4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22c4108e09-6947-4e3f-8f9a-e6ed437ff1f8%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ca786b01-ed52-4740-8d6e-ef5960574455%22%7d

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Welcome to the new year of the Rotterdam Consulting Club 2020/21!

We are pleased to announce that the new board (which will be introduced the following weeks)  has already laid the foundations for a successful year with exciting cooperations and projects.

Do you want to be a part of the consulting club as an exclusive member? Then you can apply now via this link: 

https://forms.gle/zHuAYRwcLTz6PiSE6

Farewell 2019/20

Thank you for joining us on this year’s journey. 2019/20 has been an exciting year for RCC, full of company events, in-house days, trainings and guest speakers. We have continued the existing and created new relationships to ensure a fruitful future for the club. This could not have been done without you! We would like to thank you, let you know that we have enjoyed working with you and getting to know you. 

It is unfortunate that due to the current situation, we were not able to organize a farewell in person. Nonetheless, we hope to welcome you next year to our first RCC Alumni event.

If you want to join for the next academic year, the recruitment for new members will start soon. Further information about where and how to apply will be published here and on our social media channels. Stay tuned!

We wish you all the best for your future!

The RCC Board – Jacqueline, Sven, Lea, Catrien & Gourav

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RCC x PwC

On the 22nd of November, 25 RCC members travelled to the PwC office in Amsterdam. The consultants welcomed us into the office, showed us around and gave us some insights into the culture at PwC. Afterwards, they introduced themselves, talked about their career paths and their specific reasons on why they joined. Then, it was time for the workshop – pyramid thinking. We worked in small groups, worked our way through the concepts and presented our results in front of the consultants, who gave us detailed feedback. After finishing the workshop, we went to have some networking drinks and had time to ask all the questions in an informal outing. Processed with VSCO with m5 preset Processed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 preset

RCC X zeb

On Friday the 8th of November, zeb.rolfes.schierenbeck.associates, which is an international consultancy focussed on financial services offered our members a case training for presenting and storylining. The event started with a general introduction and presenting us with a consulting toolbox (teaching the framework situation, complication, solution). Afterwards, the participants split into teams and solved two rounds of cases of increasing difficulty. Cases were extracted from real-life projects of zeb. In addition, the teams had to present the cases within the group using flipcharts, drawing the storylining and then received individual detailed feedback from the consultants. Besides solving cases, the event was also a great networking opportunity and the consultants gave valuable insights on the life of a consultant and zeb.

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RCC X Google

On the 11th of November, 25 RCC members travelled to the Google HQ in Amsterdam. Elise Peterse and Nina Dikker welcomed us into the office and showed us around. First, it was time for questions. Apart from the search engine that we all know Google from, what does Google do? What does it entail to be a consultant at Google? What does an ordinary work week look like? After the break, during which we had an office tour, the RCC members were presented with the Google products. Lastly, Nina and Elise taught RCC how a Google sales-pitch is set up. Cato, president of RCC in 2017/2018 and now working at Google, shortly joined us to say hello to the Rotterdam Consulting Club!

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RCC x Nicolas Constantinesco

On the 29th of October, Nicolas Constantinesco came to Rotterdam to introduce our members to the consulting world and answered related questions asked during the session. In addition, he presented an in-depth industry overview and shared valuable insights from his experience at consultancies.

Nicolas worked for McKinsey & Company, where he spent 8 years working on a wide range of corporate finance, strategy and operations engagements. He later joined KPMG where he co-founded and built the Operations Strategy Group, a team of 40 management consultants. At both McKinsey and KPMG Nicolas focused on the recruitment process and professional development. He now trains and coaches students to get into the biggest consulting firms.

RCC x CaseSolvers

As the opening event of the year we invited CaseSolvers to give our new exclusive members an introduction into consulting and case-solving!

CaseSolvers are professionals that help students become the best problem solvers and ace their interviews. Our members spent a Saturday learning from them about all it takes to become a consultant! First, it started with an introduction on the case interview structure and everyone had to fill in an online interactive survey that guided us through the interview experience. During the day, six real-life cases with increasing levels of difficulty were solved (ranging from market sizing to cost-benefit-problems) and after each round of cases a feedback round followed to see one’s space for improvement.

The event was a great success to both practice case-solving skills and to get to know the fellow members better.

Welcome Drinks 2019/20

After a long recruitment period in September, two info evenings and more than 125 interviews, RCC welcomed its 92 exclusive members at the Kickoff at Concordia. 

During the evening our members were able to get to know each and socialize before meeting at the exclusive events.

Jacqueline, our president opened the evening with a welcome speech, welcoming all members and already touching upon upcoming events for the academic year 2019/20. Afterwards, the evening continued  with drinks and social activities like speed-dating. 

We would like to thank everyone for joining RCC and we will do our best to provide all our new members with fun, but also educating activities throughout this academic year. 

There is already a lot to look forward to. 

Cheers,

Jacqueline, Sven, Catrien, Rafael and Lea 

 

Recap of 2018/19 and about RCC 2019/20

Welcome to the RCC website! If you are a Master student at the RSM thinking about joining a university club, you are in the right place! We created this post with a short recap of the past year, some shortcuts so that you don’t have to waste time browsing through all the possible extensions of our website and our vision for the next academic year.

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The 2018/19 academic year has been a very successful year. Both the number of members  and cooperations has increased exponentially and we were able to extend our network even further. As a result our club has become a great opportunity for master-students to practice and improve consulting skills, to network and to socialize with like-minded people.

The activities we organize are mostly case interview preparations, but also workshops and in-house days. To see examples, you can find our event calendar here or scroll through our blog posts. Once a year, we also organize a study trip. You can read about last years’ trip to Vienna here.

Becoming a member means you will have access to all of our members-only events, free and prioritized access for our charged, open events which have capacity limits and you can join our study trip. The entrance fee of 125€ for the academic year will be paid after your application has been approved. You can read more about membership or how to apply here.

To apply for exclusive membership we ask you to fill out the google form https://forms.gle/up4UaC2VcQrtgJHCA until the 15 th of September 2019. After this we will evaluate all of the applications and you will be invited for an interview. The 80 students most suitable for our club will be invited to join us.

Becoming a member doesn’t stop with the academic year! You will also have access to our growing alumni database and get in contact with our alumni who already work in the industry and are happy to share tips and stories about their way into consulting.

Our vision for this year is to continue the growth of last year. The applications deadline is on the 15th of September, as our first event organized by CaseSolvers is already on the 12th of October. Other events will include three workshops with Nicolas Constantinesco, who is a former Associate Principle at McKinsey & Co and former Partner at KPMG, a two-day case preparation event with DHL Consulting, in-house days, workshops, a case competition with EY, our annual study trip and social events like dinners, drinks, a winter gala and much more.

We hope that this post has helped you get a quick overview of RCC and we hope to see you soon.