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Why join VCG?


VCG is a premier preprofessional student-run organization that provides hands-on consulting opportunities, builds relationships with members, clients, and recruiters, and promotes personal and professional development. 

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EXPERIENCE

As a Research Analyst, you will be staffed on a team of 4-5 and have the chance to work on a semester-long client project from start to finish.

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DEVELOPMENT

VCG invites professional consulting firms to come network and speak to the organization. In addition, case interview workshops and other resources will be provided to help with recruitment. 

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TRAINING

VCG Training sessions led by our Executive Board will include overviews of skills such as research strategies, PowerPoint, and data visualization techniques.

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SOCIAL

Social events throughout the semester will let you meet and bond with other members. This past year, we've had social mixers, Puppies & Bodos on the Lawn, and an all expenses paid dinner at the Local. 

What we look for

VCG analysts are recruited at the beginning of every semester through a competitive process that requires an application, short behaviorial interview, and case interview with members of the Executive Board. 

VCG values problem-solving abilities, willingness to learn, and innovative intution. Consulting requires its practitioners to approach client work methodically and structurally. These skills are evaluated in the case interview portion. No consulting experience is necessary.

In our application and interview process, we look for the ability to look at a problem, identify key considerations, determine solutions, and communicate your solutions and why they are effective.

Where our alumni go

Application Timeline

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AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 2

Learn more about our organization and the application process:

Activities Fair:

August 22nd from 11 AM - 3PM

Information Sessions:
August 29 (Monday) @ 7-8pm in RRH 118
August 30 (Tuesday) @ 7-8pm in RRH 116

SEPTEMBER 2 @ 11:59PM

Applications are due here and will be reviewed by VCG Executive Members.
Interview decisions are released shortly after.

SEPTEMBER 9-10

Behavioral interviews with Exec Members.

Results will be released September 12th and an optional case interview workshop to prepare you for final round case interviews will be September 14th from 7-8pm

SEPTEMBER 16-17

Case interviews with Exec Members. 

SEPTEMBER 19

Decisions are released. Project selection, first team meetings, and general project kickoff will occur in the week afterwards.

FAQ

Google defines consulting as the business of giving expert advice to other professionals, typically in financial and business matters.

We define consulting as understanding a client's problems, working successfully with a team to solve these problems, and having a great time doing so.

Of course! We love analysts with a wide variety of backgrounds and certainly don't limit our applicant pool to just commerce students.

Our acceptance rate varies every year. For the Spring 2021 recruitment cycle, our acceptance rate for new members hovered around 10%.

Yes! You can apply to be a PL as long as you demonstrate commitment, organization, and passion. We’ve had second and third years join the club as PLs and do amazing things.

Every project timeline will look similar to the sample project timeline found under Client Services. VCG will also offer trainings, workshops, and social events throughout the semester. 

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