The Consulting Workshop is designed to familiarize students with the consulting field and to prepare them to obtain and to succeed in consulting jobs. While most workshop graduates accept positions with consulting firms, the skills learned and friendships made in the workshop are valuable, whatever career path a member may choose to pursue.
Workshop Application and Admission
Any sophomore who is a Kelley student or a member of the LAMP Program—and who has not been and is not a member of another Kelley Workshop—is eligible to apply.
There is no one formula for admission to the Workshop. In general, we look for characteristics that are similar to the ones for which many consulting firms look—e.g., analytical ability, leadership, teamwork, other interpersonal skills, impact, integrity, etc.
Applications generally are due by the end of January. The exact due date can be found on the Consulting Workshop website as we get closer to the end of the year.
Application decisions are communicated when the interview process is completed, typically by the beginning of April. The exact timing will depend on the number of applications received.
The application process kicks off with an information session in January. Details of the time and place of that session can be found on the Consulting Workshop website as we get closer to the end of the year.
- BUS-J420 Advanced Case Analysis & Effective Consulting Presentation (1.5 credits) – Fall semester of junior year
- BUS-X403 Management Consulting (1.5 credits) – The week before the start of the fall semester of the junior year (e.g., in August before classes begin)
- BUS-X404 Structured Thinking & Interpersonal Aspects of Consulting (1.5 credits) – Fall semester of senior year
Workshop Time Commitment
To be in good standing in the Workshop, a Workshop member must show a commitment to attending any required meetings and required networking with employers within the consulting field.