Cambridge Consulting Network project

Cambridge Consulting Network project

Message from Cambridge Consulting Network: 

Interested in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills and working with others in an engaging project? Michaelmas term is the perfect time to get started. This term we have seven exciting Flagship projects for student consultants to work on.
Apply now to become a Consultant for a Flagship Project, and join a team to generate high-calibre solutions for clients ranging from startups to industry leading companies!

Alternatively, if you’re just getting to know consulting, or don't have as much time to commit, then you might want to try out as a Consultant for CCN’s Insight Programme – a 4 week consulting project that has half the time horizon of the Flagship projects, but promises the same intensity and rewards.

And for those who have already tried their hand at consulting, it might be time to make the next step up – in leading a group of consultants as an Engagement Manager for a Flagship Project or Insight Programme.


Project Details

Flagship Project 1: Competitor Analysis.
A NGO, addressing the problem of young women being less likely to pursue education and careers in STEM, life sciences and healthcare is publishing a book featuring inspirational stories of women, tracing their life journey prior to obtaining degrees from University of Cambridge, and first steps after graduation. CCN will conduct a comprehensive competitor analysis for the book and startup. This will eventually define the scope for this NGL in the industry.
There are no strict background requirements for this project.

Flagship Project 2: Market Research.
The client is a under development centre/charity focusing on Animal Rights. They are interested in conducting a market research on the potential donors and donors’ preferences and would also want to prepare a campaign/pitch and some marketing strategies for the centre.
Interests in marketing and delivering messages to public are beneficial.

Flagship Project 3: Marketing Strategy.
A Cambridge NGO releasing a booklet featuring inspirational stories of women from STEM background aims at defining their market entry strategy. The CCN team will do a background research to identify the opportunities to launch the book in the global market. Then, the team will provide a marketing strategy for the book release.
There are no strict background requirements for this project. Previous experience in marketing and/or communication is beneficial.

Flagship Project 4: Patent Landscape.
A UK-based platform that facilitates the communication between high-level niche freelancers and businesses is looking to conduct a search for the key patents in the specified field and a competitive analysis between the client’s and the competitors’ patents.
There are no strict background requirements for this project, if some consultants have a mild interest in tech industry and market research, it is a bonus.

Flagship Project 5: Performance Management.
A London-based not-for-profit educational organisation is looking into improving their employee engagement approach and performance management system in a way that it promotes and aligns with their organisational values. They are specifically interested in non-financial incentives and activities that will promote this and in the current approach to pay and compensation as a second factor.
There are no strict background requirements for this project, but if some consultants have an interest in HR and Psychology/Social Sciences, it is a bonus.

Flagship Project 6: Cure - Business Strategy.
The client is a healthcare social entreprise, operating in the MENA, that provide amputhees with 3D printed myoelectric prosthetics to overcome their limits. CCN will refine their strategy to make it sustainable. A particular focus of the project will be developing a fundraising strategy to take their venture to the next level.

Flagship Project 7: Minion - Market Research.
The client is a tech startup that helps businesses reduce their electricity costs and improve their productivity using a device measuring real-time electricity consumption. CCN will first conduct a competitor analysis. Then, the team will estimate the market demand for their product. This will allow the startup to understand more thoroughly their position in the market.


Insight Programme
Following our success last year, we are happy to announce that we will be partnering with Capco for the Insight Programme again. Our client is a boutique consulting firm that specializes in finance and technology – two of the fastest growing and high potential sectors in consulting. Take on the role of a strategy consultant in helping large financial institutions find digital solutions to increase the reach and capacity of wealth management, portfolio and other banking services.

Get trained on essential consulting skills such as deconstructing consulting problems, testing the market, product pitching and more. The project culminates in a final presentation in our client headquarters in London on a fully subsidized day-trip, followed by networking drinks with executives in the company.

We are looking for enthusiastic Consultants and Engagement Managers with a passion for critical problem-solving and the blockbuster division of FinTech. Applications are opened to all undergraduate students of all subjects.


The Flagship Projects begin on Sun 21st October with a mandatory launch event.

The Insight Programme begins on Tue 23rd October with a mandatory launch event.

Please be aware that the projects will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per week, though this may differ according to project.

To apply:
Visit our website at: https://cambridgeconsultingnetwork.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e542299a87b49e7bc34a6683b&id=43690225ef&e=c5735cfd34 to submit an application. You will need to complete a short online form indicating your preferences; we will do our best to staff the projects accordingly.

Application Deadline: Mon 15th October, 2pm (applicants are advised to apply well in advance)
If you have any questions please email Clara at: clara.vanuffelen@cambridgeconsultingnetwork.com.

Kind regards,
CCN Committee
Selwyn Snowball worker applications

Selwyn Snowball worker applications

Selwyn have just opened job applications for the Snowball and are now looking for student workers who would like to help out and earn some cash on the day of November 29th, 2018 or the night of the ball, November 30th, 2018.

Here is the Facebook event relevant to the application https://www.facebook.com/events/481153355731971/

And here is the link to the application form https://goo.gl/forms/FO5HT6akCbQK5sSz1 Thank you very much!

Procter & Gamble presentations, CV and interview advice

Procter & Gamble presentations, CV and interview advice

Want to know what it’s like running a multi-million pound business from day 1 of your career? Procter & Gamble are a fast moving consumer goods company with one of the largest and strongest portfolios of trusted quality brands, including Gillette, Aussie, Fairy, Oral-B, Ariel, and Pantene. With real jobs from day 1 (both for graduates and interns), we have opportunities across a range of functions including Brand Management, Sales, Finance & Accounting, HR, Consumer Market Knowledge, IT, Engineering, Supply Network Operations and Research & Development. Come meet us in Cambridge this term to find out how you can make a fast start to your career.

 

  • P&G Introductory Presentation (Monday 22nd October) – sign up via Katie (evans.k.18@pg.com)
  • P&G Coffee with CV and Interview Advice (Tuesday 23rd October, 10am-3pm) – please send CVs, your function area of interest (e.g. Sales) and requested time slot to Laura (drees.l@pg.com) for Brand, Sales or Finance & Accounting, Ed (holt.em@pg.com) for Product Supply/Engineering or Mike (groombridge.m@pg.com) for Research & Development.
  • P&G Coffee with CV and Interview Advice – Brand, Sales & Finance only (Monday 29th October, 2-5pm) – please send CVs, your function area of interest (e.g. Sales) and requested time slot to Laura (drees.l@pg.com)

 

Find out more about daily life at P&G by following our grads on Instagram or Twitter @pggradsuk

 

APT (career opportunities)

APT (career opportunities)

APT Mastercard (www.joinapt.com/cambridge) will be holding its company information session at The Pitt Building at 7:30pm on Tuesday the 23rd October. To learn more about how we are revolutionising strategy consulting, and to meet members of APT Mastercard’s London office, please register your interest in advance by emailingRecruiting_Europe@aptmail.com.

In addition, all are welcome to register their attendance for the Strategy Consultancy in the Age of Big Data Session where we will be exploring how Big Data and related analytical techniques are being used to guide strategy decisions across the consulting industry and beyond. This will be also be held at The Pitt Building on Monday 15thOctober at 6pm.

APT Mastercard will also be hosting a ‘Women in Consulting & Technology’ drinks reception. This will be an informal ‘meet & greet’ info session, aiming to encourage more women to consider the career opportunities in this industry. All are welcome, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on 24th October at The Old Music Room, St. John’s College.

About APT Mastercard:

Combining industry expertise with a powerful cloud-based Test & Learn platform, APT empowers companies to harness their existing Big Data resources, identifying cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and economic returns. APT Mastercard works with many of the world’s most recognised brands, such as Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Boots and many more. Successful candidates earn starting salaries of over £50,000 per annum.

Visit www.joinapt.com/cambridge to learn more.