On Monday, October 22, IE Talent & Careers department organized and welcomed the most important Consulting companies such as Accenture, Oliver Wyman, London Consulting Group, Altran Business Consulting, Overlap, BTS, Grant Thornton, Business Innovation Consulting Group, Alfa Consulting, Artefact, Minsait, Capgemini and PwC. The recruiters were utterly available to explain the opportunities for both their Spanish and international offices.
In my case, I am Italian and I was delighted to meet the representatives of Excellence Consulting and Value Partners both which operate in Milan, my mother city. They walked me through their working methodology, their business culture and the recruitment process to join their firm. After, the encounter with these companies I am certain I want to apply and try to land my dream job in Consulting. Furthermore, it has been very pleasant to interact with recruiters that help you to better understand the overall business and gain understanding of how a Consulting firm is structured and how it operates. I also had the chance to give my CV to the recruiters, exchanged contacts to follow-up and hopefully get into the official recruitment process.
"Overall, this experience made me understand how incredibly diverse can be a career in Consulting"
Besides the Networking Hub, there was an in-door area where companies’ managers and recruiters were welcoming students to answer face-to-face whichever question they may have. IE Talent & Careers also arranged some company presentations where the managers were guiding students interested in their company to gain insight on their business, culture and values.
Overall, this experience made me understand how incredibly diverse can be a career in Consulting. Being able to work on the engagement of different companies, in a relatively short time, is a characteristic that makes Advisory a unique industry and enables workers to follow a steep and long learning curve.
To conclude, if you have a clear interest in an industry and want to learn more about the skills the companies are looking for, I highly recommend you to attend the Talent Forums. Keep in mind that from a first encounter with a recruiting manager you could stumble into your next full time job!