Student
positions

We believe that the biggest questions are best answered by insisting on keeping ambition and compassion in the same mental space. If you are an ambitious student with a big heart that beats for management consulting, you can become part of our civilisation through one of our student programmes as a junior consultant, an intern or a mentee. You will gain valuable experience and become part of our buzzing junior community, which plays an important role in developing QVARTZ.

What we are offering

Junior consultants

Are you a third-year BSc student or MSc student and a management consultant in the making? Junior consultants work on client projects in close co-operation with experienced consultants.

Mentorship

This is your opportunity to let loose your inquisitive nature, and make a qualified decision on which career dreams to pursue and how to achieve them.

Internships

Want to learn more about the world of consulting and work closely with our consultants and clients through an intense period?

Junior consultants and interns

There are many bright young minds out there, but we dare to claim that some of the very best (and most inspirational) are found in our team of junior consultants and interns. Our student positions offer great opportunities for the most ambitious and talented souls from leading universities and business schools.

As a junior consultant or intern, you work on client projects side by side with the rest of the team, performing tasks such as data mining, analyses, fact-finding and preparation of presentations – just to mention a few. Junior consultants typically work 15-20 hours a week whereas an internship covers 4-10 intriguing full-time weeks, depending on the office and your course requirements.

Both choices present a unique opportunity for you to get to know us and experience consulting. By offering student positions, we get the chance to nurture skilled consultants that may later integrate seamlessly into our civilisation. In fact, most of them end up signing a full-time contract with us. Therefore, we invest strongly in our junior consultants and interns to make sure they are mentored and supported by experienced colleagues throughout their entire journey in QVARTZ.

You are probably a third-year BSc student or an MSc student. Whether your line of study is business, engineering, science or something completely different is not the decisive factor. What tips the scale is your strong analytical skills combined with an empathetic, courageous and curious personality. You are full of bright ideas and eager to make a difference for clients and colleagues.

Our recruitment process for junior consultants and interns is based on the same elements as our full-time recruitment. We evaluate on the same criteria across offices, however, the frequency and duration of the recruitment process differs slightly. Choose your preferred location below to read more about the local recruitment process and upcoming deadlines.

Copenhagen

In Copenhagen, we recruit junior consultants and interns on an ongoing basis, so feel free to send us your application whenever you are ready. First, selected candidates are invited to a personal interview, including a numerical test. If we both believe there is reason to continue the process, you will be invited to a full recruitment day with individual interviews as well as a partner interview.

An internship at the Copenhagen office lasts around 10 weeks and can be placed all year round according to your course requirements, except during July and August, when our clients are typically on holidays.

If you have any questions about the position as junior consultant, Susanna Hassby or Mathias Bohn are your go-to persons, whereas Nikolaj Herskind or Mathias Mehlsen can answer all your questions about our internship.

Stockholm

In Stockholm, we typically recruit junior consultants and interns in the autumn. In a two-step recruitment process, selected candidates are invited to our office for two initial case interviews and a numerical test. If we both believe there is reason to continue the process, you will be invited to two additional case interviews.

An internship at our Stockholm office takes place during the spring and lasts around 8 weeks. Information about specific deadlines for internships and junior consultant positions will be announced here. If you have any questions about the positions or the process, get in touch with Sara Magnusson.

Oslo

In Oslo, we recruit most of our junior consultants and interns in September each year. Selected candidates are invited for a personal interview and a numerical test, followed by a full recruitment day with individual interviews and a group case. However, applications are processed on an ongoing basis, so you are always welcome to send yours.

An internship at our Oslo office lasts 4-8 weeks and can be placed all year round according to your course requirements, except during July, when our clients are typically on holidays.

Information on specific deadlines and recruitment dates will be announced here. If you have any questions about the recruitment process in Oslo, Elise Langerød is your friend in need.

Nice to know when applying

Once invited for an interview, you can expect a combination of aptitude, personality and competency tests. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in problem-solving and analytical reasoning as well as share a bit about yourself.

It may sound as a cliché, but simply be yourself and show your personality. Think of the interview as a two-way street; it’s just as important for you to get to know us as for us to get to know you.

Three good tips on how to prepare

  1. Prepare for case interviews [Download our guide here] and numerical test. Make sure you are familiar with the most common types of cases, and try not to cling too much to specific learnt-by-heart frameworks.
  2. Practise some quick calculations without a calculator.
  3. Reflect on who you are and how to be yourself. Consider how you want to interact with the rest of the group – both in group interviews and under less formal circumstances.

Apply

If you are interested in joining QVARTZ, please send us your complete application, including the following documents (as separate files). You can select which position you are applying for in the application form. If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting@qvartz.com.

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Your CV
  3. Diplomas from your bachelor’s degree, any studies abroad as well as your general certificate of secondary education or qualifying exam

From the perspective of a juniour consultant

 

Mathias Gydesen – jumped in at the deep end
MSc graduate in Finance and Strategic Management, CBS
Joined QVARTZ as a JC in January 2015

Why did you join QVARTZ?
I joined QVARTZ to gain broad industry exposure and to stay on a steep learning curve. Since joining, I have realised that I am not only part of a top-tier consultancy, but also part of building a company. To me, it’s a unique opportunity to develop professionally while also helping to create a Nordic original within management consulting.

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What do you especially like about the JC role?
My experience as a JC has been characterised by being thrown in at the deep end… and even though I am an able swimmer, it has been challenging. It’s both fun, truly rewarding and a bit frightening; however, there is always a lifebuoy within reach, in the shape of my colleagues. As a JC, you are surrounded by smart people who have high expectations of you, but who also truly care about your personal development. It’s a great learning environment.

What has been your coolest project or moment as a JC so far?
My coolest work experience as a JC has been working 1-on-1 with partners who are experts in their field. Equally cool: the parties and retreats with people who are as fun and interesting as they are smart. Projects are often demanding, and therefore, it’s critical for me that the social aspects of work are prioritised so that your colleagues become your friends.

What does your future career in QVARTZ look like?
I just started as a full-time consultant after finishing my studies. I look forward to develop professionally and contribute to developing QVARTZ as a company.

Victoria Berg – studied in seven different countries
MSc student at Applied Economics and Finance, CBS
Joined QVARTZ as a JC in March 2015

Why did you join QVARTZ?
After coming back from the GLOBE exchange programme as part of my bachelor, I was eager to try out management consulting while finishing my studies. I participated in a QVARTZ Cooking Challenge and got a unique impression of QVARTZ and what it was is all about. The next day, I wrote my application, which luckily became my ticket to becoming part of the civilisation.

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What do you especially like about the JC role?
To me, being a JC is exceptional for two reasons. First, I can contribute to shaping my own job based on my interests and schedule. One example of this is when I worked full-time on a project for a month, which was a great way to experience life as a consultant up close. The second unique aspect of being a JC is the community. Social events, trips, monthly meetings and grabbing coffee with consultants and other JCs truly makes my job a lot of fun.

What has been your coolest project or moment as a JC so far?
My happiest QVARTZ moment was when I arranged a BBQ for students in our backyard during the Copenhagen street festival, Distortion, with one of my fellow JCs.

What does your future career in QVARTZ look like?
Right now, I’m on exchange in London and look forward to re-joining QVARTZ as a full-time consultant after finishing my master’s degree at the Copenhagen Business School.

Mentoring programme

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This is where our mentoring programme comes into play. If you join the programme, one of our consultants will become your mentor. Having experience from both management consulting and a range of industries, he or she will support, challenge and guide your decisions. It’s basically your opportunity to ask all the tough questions and to challenge your perceptions.

The programme is free of charge and runs for a year, during which time you will have four individual meetings with your mentor as well as meetings with the other mentees and mentors in the programme.

You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in a master’s programme and have a minimum of nine months left until your expected graduation party. If you wish to be a mentee, please apply by clicking here. We will open up for applications to our next mentoring programme in August 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Mie Bredkjær from Copenhagen. Unfortunately, we don’t offer the mentoring programme in Stockholm or Oslo – yet.

Jobs and career events

Here you can find our current job openings and upcoming events. Whether you are interested in joining the QVARTZ civilisation or simply want to get to know us better, keep on reading.

Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing

COPENHAGEN: Our team of Junior Consultants are the best in the world. Not just because they are the most competent and ambitions students around, performing tasks comparable to those of full-time consultants and participating in projects with leading Scandinavian clients, but also because they are an energetic community who contributes and adds to the perspective of our entire civilisation. Right now, we are looking for more Junior Consultants to join our Copenhagen office.

See you at the castle

SWEDEN: In management consulting, teamwork plays an essential role. In each project team, everybody needs to use their unique skills to achieve the best joint team performance. On May 4, we invite selected students from LTH to join us for an afternoon where you will get to try a few fun disciplines – and learn a thing or two about QVARTZ’ take on management consulting.

Shaken, not stirred

COPENHAGEN: When mixing the perfect cocktail, it’s all about the balance. The ingredients should complement each other and bring out the best in each flavour, creating the perfect blend. To us, this is true in management consulting as well. On April 27, we invite selected non-Scandinavian students to join us for an informal evening where you will meet some of our consultants with an international background.