Beginning of December (I know it’s been almost three weeks, but the MBA has kept us quite busy during the past weeks …) about 20 of us went to London to visit different consulting firms. The ESADE Consulting Club had organized this together with Career Services .
The purpose of the trip was to see different consulting companies that were not able to participate in our Fall Career Week. Also we tried to get in touch with smaller boutique companies that usually get less coverage during application periods but provide excellent opportunities in either certain industries or geographies. I liked the fact that we were able to learn more about these companies that covered a wide range of what is out there in terms of consulting:
- Bain & Company
- Navigant Consulting
- Solon Management Consultants
- Bearing Point
- Analysis Mason
- Oliver Wyman
Of course we also seized the opportunity and got a couple of pints while in London. Thursday night we met up with ESADE alumni and former collegues of some classmates working in London now. Besides the fact that it was a fun night, it was also an excellent networking opportunity, which one of us was able to convert into an interview in January!
Another upside was that I was able to get some Christmas shopping done between company visits (and that really paid off as I had no time to do so ever since then, but more about exam week after Christmas…)
Merry Christmas to everyone!