The conclusion of the 17th International Consulting Fair at HEC Paris left many students inspired and ready for a future career in Management Consulting. With the chance to meet over 35 institutions, more than 3,300 students were able to discover more about this rich sector. Prestigious consulting firms gathered on campus to offer advice and internship opportunities to aspiring students, both from France and further afield.
The event allowed students to make personal contact with representatives of the biggest names in consulting, gather useful information, as well as listen to presentations. Simon Kutcher & Partners gave a 30 min presentation that filled the room with laughter, intrigue, and delivered crucial tips to the students: “academic prowess, motivation and corporate culture”, were three key points emphasised by HEC Alumni Adrian Tan.
There was clear appreciation for the number of diverse companies present; students enjoyed discovering numerous job roles in more depth, and learning about corporate culture and what to expect in various global consulting firms. One MIM student described his first impressions: “I feel like I could meet my future employers here, and discover companies that may not have been on my radar until now”.
Derin – an MSc in Strategic Management student – was equally as impressed with the fair “it is great that HEC Paris gather such a variety of companies in one place, we can discover so many new opportunities without missing any classes”. The International Consulting Fair 2018 was an extremely insightful event, enriching students’ HEC Experience and equipping them for their future career in the sector.