UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School

McColl Building

300 Kenan Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919) 962-5327

For questions and inquiries, please contact the Kenan-Flagler Consulting Club

 

mbasaconsult@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

February 15, 2017

When I came back to business school, I have to admit I was against the idea of pursuing consulting as a career. I told myself that traveling an unavoidable four days each week to a town where I knew no one wasn’t worth the promise of interesting work, the variety of experience, or the pay. Knowing all of this, I somehow still ended up registering for the Deloitte case competition, thanks to the intrigue and some motivation fro...

November 15, 2016

If I were to sum up what helped me win the 1st Year Case-Off, it would be enjoying the case and always trusting my instincts. As the preliminary round of the case-off loomed near, I felt that I was the among the most under-prepared people walking into the competition. I had attended all the Consulting Club training sessions on case interviewing, but had done only one complete case (in which I performed terribly) before the act...

November 7, 2016

I field many questions from 1Y’s about firm culture, especially since Direct Supply, where I worked over the summer, is renowned for theirs. Many consider cultural fit an important criterion, but for some it is a second- or third-tier consideration. I would argue though, that finding cultural fit at a firm should be a foundational consideration for everyone.  I thoroughly enjoyed my summer and could confidently accept my offer...

October 18, 2016

Many, myself included, join consulting due to a desire to take on the challenging business problems that consultancies navigate clients through. What I found out after joining is that consulting is not about what you know, it is about what you don´t know. What kept me going every day was not the problem that I was working on, it was the people that I worked with.

I joined Deloitte on a Thursday and had my first onboarding sessi...

October 10, 2016

It’s about how you get there. Consulting firms, even the biggest, fanciest ones, do a lot of very unglamorous work. It pays the bills. Not every project is an intense strategy or heavily analytical pricing project. Sometimes you find yourself heading to a client you didn’t know the firm had, doing work you didn’t know even existed. In cases like that, often the firm is brought in not because the client doesn’t know the answer,...

When we started the Deloitte Case Competition journey, our team didn’t expect to make it out of the first round. In fact, we had made a list of all the teams that were likely going to beat us. Self-doubt was a consistent theme throughout our entire experience. Without fail, the girls after each presentation would say “Well, we did our best and we put it all on the table. But there is no way we are moving on.” Thankfully, Andre...

September 27, 2016

You probably heard Tim Flood recite during orientation: “Business School is like drinking from a water hose.” CMC, the Consulting Club, and other clubs are giving you a lot of “do’s and don’t do’s”, and you might feel overwhelmed. Maybe you’re questioning if you are doing the right thing or the wrong thing. There were times during 1Y when I wondered if I was the one being weird at recruiting events or saying the wrong thing in...

September 20, 2016

Fresh out of my summer internship at Amazon.com, the most common question I faced from curious first-years was, “How much of a challenge was it to pivot from Consulting to Internal Strategy?” As someone who has always loved to answer questions and solve problems, no matter how unfamiliar the subject, I found the pivot not challenging at all. This realization prompted me to explore the genesis of the discussion: “Why are intern...

September 7, 2016

Everyone interested in consulting has heard about the so-called “Airport Test.” During recruiting season, firms are constantly trying to figure out if you’re the right fit for them. And one of the ways they evaluate that fit is by asking themselves how they would feel being stuck in an airport with you. But does that really happen? The answer is yes, it does happen. And yes, this is a huge factor in the recruiting process. At...

Please reload