On August 21-23, 2019, 27 members of the Consulting Workshop junior class traveled to Chicago to meet with consultants at 14 leading firms.
We started out on Wednesday meeting with CW alumnus Michael Kokot and his colleagues at Accenture’s Innovation Hub
From there, we went to HealthScape where we learned about the opportunities in healthcare consulting
We then visited Charles River Associates to learn about opportunities in the economic consulting field
We finished Wednesday with dinner with CW alums and other friends at EY
On Thursday, we began with a visit to Protiviti. In this photo, we are hearing from Brad Rachmiel, Chicago Market and Central Region leader of Protiviti’s Financial Advisory and Public Company Transformation practices.
From there, we went to the Boston Consulting Group to hear about opportunities in strategy consulting
That was followed by a visit to LEK Consulting. In this photo, we are hearing from Stuart Jackson, Global Managing Director of LEK.
Then we went to West Monroe Partners, where we met with CW alumnus Andrew Koultourides and his colleagues
That was followed by a visit to Alvarez & Marsal where we learned about opportunities in the restructuring field
We finished off Thursday with dinner and bowling at Southport Lanes with CW alums and other friends at PwC
As you might expect with a group of consultants and aspiring consultants, there was a friendly competition (over the bowling). The Consulting Workshop won. In this photo, you can see Jeff Jaymont, a PwC Strategy& partner, handing Workshop director Joel Rubin the PwC Cream & Crimson Cup.
On Friday, we started with a visit to McKinsey. Here, a group of CW members is speaking with CW alums Tanner Snider and Jalen Walker.
From there, we went to Deloitte where we learned about their practices and spent some time in the Greenhouse
Next, we visited Bain. Here, a group of CW members hear from CW alums Alex Mestre and Scott Munson.
For our final firm visit, we went to the Keystone Consulting Group. In this photo, we are hearing from Managing Partner Amar Shah.