Meet the societies: Warwick Consulting Society (WCS)
05 October 2017
In this meet the society blog, Warwick Consulting Society (WCS) share what their society has to offer to its members.
One of Warwick’s largest academic societies and a key partner of Warwick Business School, Warwick Consulting Society (WCS), was awarded the title of ‘Best University Society 2017’ at the PwC sponsored National Undergraduate Employability Awards. Since then, the society has been busy planning an impressive schedule of events and opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year.
The society promotes and delivers opportunities from world-leading consulting firms to students and has held multiple events during last year’s recruitment season, supporting its 1300+ members to achieve their career aspirations. Social activities throughout the year also bring together the society’s members for drinks and networking, helping students build strong bonds with their like-minded classmates and people from across the University.
This year the WCS has secured five well-known sponsors and partners including Accenture, Mars, AT Kearney, PwC and KPMG, alongside a range of other elite firms, to provide exclusive events, employability enhancing workshops and advice to Warwick students. In addition to the regular events held throughout term time on campus, flagship events such as the society’s ‘Day in the City’ event take groups of students to visit the offices of big names in consulting and business, and the Women in Consulting division brings opportunities for female students interested in consulting careers.
The WCS Consulting Services initiative offers the opportunity to work on real-life consulting projects for one of 15 clients which include a mix of local organisations, charities and even multinational corporations which have included Jaguar Land Rover. Mentored by leading consultants, such initiatives help to boost the skills and experience of students during their time at WBS and are popular with students in both undergraduate and postgraduate study.