“I already knew that working in consulting is highly dynamic, but engaging with the QVARTZ team and playing the QVARTZOPOLY game gave me concrete examples of what consulting is like on a practical level”, says Cecilie Olesen, MSc student in Strategic Management Psychology at University College London.
Yesterday, she and 21 other talented and curious female students visited our Copenhagen office to get a better idea of what management consulting is all about. We challenged them to a round of our self-invented consulting game, QVARTZOPOLY, where they got to run a management consulting company and make strategic decisions about which projects to pitch for, how to set up the best team matching client needs, and so on.
“It was inspiring to be surrounded by intelligent and ambitious women from various educational and international backgrounds, and get the opportunity to learn about management consulting in a fun and relaxed setting. During the evening, I met experienced as well as new QVARTZ consultants, and I was quite intrigued by their different backgrounds. When asking the consultants about the best and most challenging aspects of their job, I got very different answers. It only confirmed my impression that profiles and experiences in consulting differ vastly, and what binds people together is their passion for solving complex problems for real people – in a team of real people”, Cecilie concludes.