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.
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.
VCG Training sessions led by our Executive Board will include overviews of skills such as research strategies, PowerPoint, and data visualization techniques.
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.
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 2020 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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