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The Young Management Consultant Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Young Management Consultant Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as an management consultant in London

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of management consultancy that one can imagine: pitching your ideas to a board of executives in one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers, meeting with professionals from Big Four firms as well as leading strategy houses and visiting a leading multi-national retailer and taking on the role of a consultant. 

Also available on the experience are immersive visits to the University of Oxford, visits to some of Europe’s 500 fastest growing companies and the opportunity to deliver a sustainable business model for a FTSE 100 company.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful management consultant.

Highlights

 

Immersive Consultancy Experiences:

  • Pitch your strategy to consultants from leading strategy houses in an iconic London skyscraper
  • Visit a leading multinational retailer and understand the roles consultants have played in shaping their success
  • Meet with founders and executives at some of Europe’s 500 fastest growing companies and act as a consultant to help them scale
  • Take part in an exclusive ‘Big Four’ experience attended by professionals from KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PWC
  • Enter the board room and deliver a sustainable business model to the executive team of a FTSE 100 company
  • Attend a private networking event inside One Canada Square

Senior Consultant from a Variety of Specialties:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with consultants from world-renowned firms specialising in strategy, operations, technology and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in consultancy and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing 
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of the University of Oxford; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as attention-to-detail, public speaking and commercial awareness, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Oxford and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Internship:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The Summer Experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day Experience, 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    The Live Online Summer Experience will begin on 12th August 2022. You can choose either 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

     

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience In-Person 15-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Pitch your strategy to leading consultants in an iconic London skyscraper
    Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop
    Undertake a multiple day project covering several consulting specialties including: operations, people, technology and strategy
    Take part in an exclusive ‘Big Four’ experience attended by professionals from KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PWC
    Meet with founders and executives at some of Europe’s 500 fastest growing companies and act as a consultant to help them scale
    Private networking session with top management consultants at One Canada Square
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in consultancy
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 - ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

    DAY 3 – THE PROJECT

    DAY 4 – THE PROJECT (CONTINUED)

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE SKYSCRAPER

    DAY 6 –DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

    DAY 7 – EXPERIENCING THE BIG FOUR

    DAY 8 – MASTER THE ART OF MARKETING

    DAY 9 –ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING

    DAY 10 –INVESTIN PRESENTS THE FINTECH FORUM

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX WEEK

    DAY 12 – ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 - ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    Start your journey to becoming a highly successful management consultant. Over the next 5 days you will be fully immersed in a series of practical activities and workshops and understand the fundamental steps to becoming a management consultant: i) you will work in teams to deliver a project from start to finish ii) cover all major aspects of management consultancy including strategy, operations, technology and people iii) enhance your public speaking skills and deliver a knockout pitch to C-Suite executives. Throughout the experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, professionals from a range of consulting backgrounds.

    AfternoonThe Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top management consultant
    - Keynote speech by the experience director: discover what the experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial consulting skills for the experience ahead, including teamwork, public speaking and strategy
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

    10:00amStart

    Today you will take your first steps into the innovative world of consulting as you discover the different specialities there are to pursue including strategy, operations, people and technology

    MorningEnter the Strategy House

    - Discover the world of options available within consultancy: a single career offering insight into many different industries
    - Disaggregate the frameworks and models employed by leading consultants and understand how to apply them to a range of case studies
    - Step into strategy: learn what it takes to help blue-chip clients stay ahead of the competition and be prepared to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing companies today
    - The future of consulting: network with technology consulting and AI experts and discover how they are bringing innovation to businesses around the world

    AfternoonOperations and People Consulting

    - Rub shoulders with consultants from the world’s leading strategy houses and consulting firms
    - Improving performance in the value chain: work with operations consultants and understand what it takes to transform everyday businesses into global market leaders
    - A company’s most valuable asset is its people: discover the skills required to recruit, onboard and manage an organisation’s human capital
    - Attend a private networking event and Panel Q&A with industry giants and have your burning questions answered

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 3 – THE PROJECT

    MorningBecome the Consultant

    - Receive the hotly anticipated project brief, meet your fellow consultants, and put your interpersonal skills to the test by establishing individuals’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Put the theory you have learnt into practice as you plan for your first multi-million-pound project for a market leading client
    - Learn the key skills required in managing stakeholder relations and unlock industry secrets to get the most out of your initial client meeting
    - Work as part of your project team to conduct essential analysis and research into your client, the key stakeholders and the industry

    AfternoonStrategise for Success

    - Making commercial decisions: work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices
    - Liaise with market leading strategists and work towards advising your client’s C-Suite members on their companies short-, medium- and long-term strategy
    - Prepare your teams initial strategic plan alongside industry specialists and gain constructive feedback
    - Pitch your teams strategic plan to the client and gauge their initial response and critiques as you prepare for the upcoming stages of the project

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 4 – THE PROJECT (CONTINUED)

    10:00amStart

    It is time to delve deeper into your project and explore your client’s current operating models and organisational structure, key components to succeeding within consultancy

    MorningOptimising Operating Models

    - Take a deep dive into the company’s existing operating models and analyse their systems, processes and people
    - Consider all aspects of the supply and value chain that will affect your client’s bottom line
    - Generate your initial hypotheses and produce an initial case for change for your clients present operating model
    -Receive expert feedback from Operations professionals throughout the morning and make the relevant changes to your project outcomes

    AfternoonOrganisation Transformation

    - Advise your client on how to maximise their human capital so that it best serves the interests of the organisation
    - Analyse how people are currently working, identify issues with the existing structures and implement initiatives to upskill the workforce
    - Make your clients digital vision a reality by implementing new technologies and processes to help them realise their digital potential
    - Work closely with people and technology consultants to make informed and strategic decisions within your project

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE SKYSCRAPER

    10:00amStart

    This is it! You have done all you can to produce an innovative solution to the client problem, now it is time to enter the boardroom and pitch to the C-Suite executives in an iconic London skyscraper

    MorningEnter the Boardroom

    - Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop and learn valuable techniques on how to manage stress during high-pressured professional situations
    - Put your time-management skills to the test as you prepare to pitch your teams’ final solutions to the client
    - Crunch time: enter the board room and present your teams final project to the CEO, CFO and COO
    - Receive personalised feedback on the key areas your team has tackled and the delivery, execution, and outcome of your project

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Top Management Consultant

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced consultants on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 6 –DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

    10:00amStart

    Now you have discovered the fundamental aspects of the industry, and the steps you need to take to become a successful management consultant, it is time for you to take a deep dive into the world of business and: i) experience a range of visits to top management consultancy firms, ii) network with industry experts working in professional services and uncover the day-to-day life of an management consultant on a project, iii) work with a range of stakeholders on a series of projects and deliver knockout presentations. Throughout the next five days, you will be introduced to professionals from a whole host of industries and backgrounds including marketing, data science and environmentalism.

    Today you will delve into the world of data as you explore how advanced analytics and data-centred solutions are revolutionising the world of consulting.

    MorningVisit a Multi-National Retail Giant

    - A Brave New World: enter a well-known company headquarters who are utilising data driven decisions to drive their overall performance
    - Discover how data has been used to revolutionise decision making in some of the world’s largest retailers and companies
    - Understand how to harness the power of data in an ethical manner to unveil consumer behaviours and meet the needs of customers
    - Network with top-level experts who interact with big data on a day-to-day basis and discover the secrets behind this innovative industry

    AfternoonData Science Consulting

    - Network with pioneering data scientists and technologists who are paving the way in advanced analytics and data-centred solutions in consulting
    - It’s all about AI: demystify the up-and-coming smart technologies that are asserting their dominance in the industry
    - Develop your analytical skills as you handle a complex data set and make informed, strategic decisions on behalf of your client
    - Receive personalised feedback on your decision making and hear from the experts on how they would have tackled this complex project

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 7 – EXPERIENCING THE BIG FOUR

    10:00amStart

    MorningExperience the Big Four

    - Meet with leading professionals working within the Big Four firms (KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, EY)
    - Understand how the Big Four firm has come to dominate the financial world and the role the city of London has had in its development
    - Step in the shoes of a management consultant, see where they took their first steps as aspiring professionals and where they are today
    - Turn your vision to reality by seeing where the world’s largest financial decisions are made every day

    AfternoonMulti-Million Pound Merger

    - Collaborate with professionals from a variety of industries to tackle a high-profile merger of two luxury fashion brands
    - Put the skills you have learnt in project management to the ultimate test as you strategise to tackle the merger of the decade
    - The power of negotiation: communicate, innovate and collaborate with a range of stakeholders to produce the most effective outcome for the luxury fashion brands
    - Work alongside high-ranked industry experts who have worked on some of the most notable deals over the past decade and hear their top tips and tricks for a knockout merger

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 – MASTER THE ART OF MARKETING

    10:00amStart

    Today, you will take a deep dive into the world of marketing and understand how fundamental marketing techniques can enhance your future client projects

    MorningThe World of Marketing

    - Marketing is one of the most powerful forces in business: uncover the key frameworks and techniques used to win the hearts and minds of consumers
    - The psychology of marketing: product, place, price, promotion, people, positioning and packaging
    - An ever-changing landscape: discover the rise of digital marketing and where creativity meets analytics
    - Hear from expert marketeers with experience in a variety of industries on what they have found to be the most successful pathway to scalability

    AfternoonSteps to Scalability

    - Use the fundamental marketing techniques you have acquired to promote a revolutionary start-up that is looking to rapidly scale their business
    - Work closely with the CEO and founder to formulate the brand vision, and blueprint the ultimate marketing strategy that will transform the business into a stratospheric scale-up
    - Know your audience: break into the mind of the consumer and identify the industry trends have dominated the market
    - Inclusivity: consider the impact of marketing decisions and how fostering diverse perspectives can lead to greater brand recognition
    - Prepare to implement the new and improved marketing strategy and work alongside with the client to tackle any unforeseen hurdles

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 9 –ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING

    10:00amStart

    Projects with primarily environmental motivations are becoming more prevalent in the industry: become an environmental consultant for the day and advise your client on how to work towards a more sustainable future

    MorningThe Trials and Tribulations of Implementing Sustainability

    - The ability to work well with others is a fundamental skill within consulting: impart your wisdom on your fellow interns as you collaborate and share the knowledge you have acquired throughout the experience
    - The brief: a FTSE 100 firm is having a severely damaging impact on the environment and is looking to change their ways, strategise with your project team and help them work towards a greener future
    - Work in your team to theorise the best approach and establish the direction of this multifaceted project
    - Research, analyse and evaluate environmental techniques and solutions

    AfternoonA Greener Future

    - Now you have planned your project and conducted your initial research it is time to get to work
    - Explore the complexities of a sustainable business model and discover the issues surrounding greenwashing
    - Pitch to the C-Suite: enter the board room and convince the CEO, CFO and COO of the more sustainable and greener direction you would like to take their company
    - Receive live feedback form environmental consulting experts on your strategy and vision

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 10 –INVESTIN PRESENTS THE FINTECH FORUM

    10:00amStart

    Today you will become a fintech expert as you tackle a complex assignment alongside experts from a range of professional backgrounds including finance, software engineering and marketing

    MorningLife Inside a Fintech

    - Experience a series of talks from formidable Fintech experts on their experiences within the field and receive the hotly anticipated brief for your collaborative fintech assignment
    - Work in teams comprised of the fastest growing industries in the modern world and assign project roles that reflect individuals’ areas of expertise
    - Display your team’s project at an exclusive Fintech fair attended by industry leading professionals
    - Receive live feedback on your work from the experts and reflect on your team’s performance

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top strategy, operations, people and technology consultants
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX WEEK

    10:030amStart

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in management consultancy

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in management consulting post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    - Personal development plan: work with a career’s expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

    10:30amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    MorningWelcome to University!


    - University tour: private tour of the Oxford University campus led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet with academics from multiple departments such as business, management and finance, hear about research they are undertaking in their specialist field and experience a real-life lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students and academics

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    10:30amStart

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    MorningGraduate Applications

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the Big Four firms on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at top management consulting firm as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    10:30amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a Big Four firm and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre…

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre



    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the experience whilst planning your next steps

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1:00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

    DAY 2 – THE PROJECT

    DAY 3 – TRANSFORMING MAJOR COMPANIES

    DAY 4 – CONSULTING FOR THE FUTURE

    DAY 5 – PITCHING YOUR PROJECT

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

    11:00amStart

    Start your journey to becoming a highly successful management consultant. Over the next 5 days you will be fully immersed in a series of practical activities and workshops and understand the fundamental steps to becoming a management consultant: i) you will work in teams to deliver a project from start to finish ii) cover all major aspects of management consultancy including strategy, operations, technology and people iii) enhance your public speaking skills and deliver a knockout pitch to C-Suite executives. Throughout the experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, professionals from a range of consulting backgrounds.

    Today you will take your first steps into the innovative world of consulting as you discover the different specialities there are to pursue including strategy, operations, people and technology

    MorningEnter the Strategy House

    - Discover the world of options available within consultancy: a single career offering insight into many different industries
    - Disaggregate the frameworks and models employed by leading consultants and understand how to apply them to a range of case studies
    - Step into strategy: learn what it takes to help blue-chip clients stay ahead of the competition and be prepared to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing companies today
    - The future of consulting: network with technology consulting and AI experts and discover how they are bringing innovation to businesses around the world

    AfternoonOperations and People Consulting

    - Rub shoulders with consultants from the world’s leading strategy houses and consulting firms
    - Improving performance in the value chain: work with operations consultants and understand what it takes to transform everyday businesses into global market leaders
    - A company’s most valuable asset is its people: discover the skills required to recruit, onboard and manage an organisation’s human capital
    - Attend a private networking event and Panel Q&A with industry giants and have your burning questions answered

    4:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE PROJECT

    11:00amStart

    Now you have explored the different consulting specialties, it is time to tackle your very own project! Meet your team, host your first client meeting and get to work strategising your response

    MorningBecome the Consultant

    - Receive the hotly anticipated project brief, meet your fellow consultants, and put your interpersonal skills to the test by establishing individuals’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Put the theory you have learnt into practice as you plan for your first multi-million-pound project for a market leading client
    - Learn the key skills required in managing stakeholder relations and unlock industry secrets to get the most out of your initial client meeting
    - Work as part of your project team to conduct essential analysis and research into your client, the key stakeholders and the industry

    AfternoonStrategise for Success

    - Making commercial decisions: work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices
    - Liaise with market leading strategists and work towards advising your client’s C-Suite members on their companies short-, medium- and long-term strategy
    - Prepare your teams initial strategic plan alongside industry specialists and gain constructive feedback
    - Pitch your teams strategic plan to the client and gauge their initial response and critiques as you prepare for the upcoming stages of the project

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – TRANSFORMING MAJOR COMPANIES

    11:00amStart

    It is time to delve deeper into your project and explore your client’s current operating models and organisational structure, key components to succeeding within consultancy

    MorningOptimising Operating Models

    - Take a deep dive into the company’s existing operating models and analyse their systems, processes and people
    - Consider all aspects of the supply and value chain that will affect your client’s bottom line
    - Generate your initial hypotheses and produce an initial case for change for your clients present operating model
    -Receive expert feedback from Operations professionals throughout the morning and make the relevant changes to your project outcomes

    AfternoonOrganisation Transformation

    - Advise your client on how to maximise their human capital so that it best serves the interests of the organisation
    - Analyse how people are currently working, identify issues with the existing structures and implement initiatives to upskill the workforce
    - Make your clients digital vision a reality by implementing new technologies and processes to help them realise their digital potential
    - Work closely with people and technology consultants to make informed and strategic decisions within your project

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 4 – CONSULTING FOR THE FUTURE

    11:00amStart

    Consulting as an industry has grown rapidly over the past fifteen years and is now at the forefront of pushing for sustainability and data driven decisions

    MorningImplementing Sustainability

    - The ability to work well with others is a fundamental skill within consulting: impart your wisdom on your fellow interns as you collaborate and share the knowledge you have acquired throughout the experience
    - The brief: a FTSE 100 firm is having a severely damaging impact on the environment and is looking to change their ways, strategise with your project team and help them work towards a greener future
    - Work in your team to theorise the best approach and establish the direction of this multifaceted project
    - Research, analyse and evaluate environmental techniques and solutions

    AfternoonData Science Consulting

    - Network with pioneering data scientists and technologists who are paving the way in advanced analytics and data-centred solutions in consulting
    - It’s all about AI: demystify the up-and-coming smart technologies that are asserting their dominance in the industry
    - Develop your analytical skills as you handle a complex data set and make informed, strategic decisions on behalf of your client
    - Receive personalised feedback on your decision making and hear from the experts on how they would have tackled this complex project

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – PITCHING YOUR PROJECT

    11:00amStart

    This is it! You have done all you can to produce an innovative solution to the client problem, now it is time to enter the boardroom and pitch to the C-Suite executives

    MorningEnter the Boardroom

    - Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop and learn valuable techniques on how to manage stress during high-pressured professional situations
    - Put your time-management skills to the test as you prepare to pitch your teams’ final solutions to the client
    - Crunch time: enter the board room and present your teams final project to the CEO, CFO and COO
    - Receive personalised feedback on the key areas your team has tackled and the delivery, execution, and outcome of your project

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced consultants on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    11:00amStart

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in management consultancy

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in management consulting post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    - Personal development plan: work with a career’s expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11:00amStart

    Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into your first choice university – it’s time to start preparing!

    Morning- University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from various departments and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11:00amStart

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    MorningGraduate Applications

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the Big Four firms on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at top management consulting firm as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11:00amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a Big Four firm and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11:00amStart

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the experience whilst planning your next steps

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in consultancy, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top accountant
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4:40pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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