General Project Questions
Can I apply to a specific project?
It is not possible to apply to a specific project. However, you can indicate project preferences upon entering the second stage of recruitment, which will be taken into account when allocating successful applicants onto projects. Please note that we cannot guarantee you will get the project you want, but we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.
What is the time commitment?
Time commitment varies greatly based on the stage of the project (e.g. you’ll be far busier just before the final presentation) as well as the nature of the project itself (some clients may be more demanding than others). Time management of the team also plays a key role in the actual necessary time commitment.
However, as a rough guideline, we expect Team Members to spend 5 hours a week and Team Leaders to spend 8 hours a week working on the consulting project.
Will I have time to study for my exams?
All our projects finish at the end of Term 2. This means that you will have the entire spring break and Term 3 to focus on your exams.
I am a postgraduate student. Can I apply for a Team Leader role?
Postgraduate students are invaluable members of each team, due to their depth of experience and subject-matter expertise. However, we know that taking on the Team Leader role as a postgraduate student is very challenging because the position requires a lot of time commitment. We urge PG students to seriously consider this when deciding for which role to apply.
That being said, if you are confident that you will be able to meet the requirements of the position, we welcome your application.
I am a first year student. Can I apply for a Team Leader role?
Unfortunately, we do not allow First Year students to apply for the Team Leader role. However, we encourage these students to apply for Team Member positions and progress to Team Leaders in their second year, after gaining valuable experience working within a consulting team.
I am a visiting/exchange student. Can I apply for Team Member or Team Leader?
Yes, we welcome applications from visiting/exchange students. However, we do require that you are at Warwick for the full year as our projects run over Terms 1 and 2.
I don’t have any business background so I am scared that I will do badly at the assessment centre…
We don’t look for business knowledge at the assessment centres, so a student from any background can do well. To be successful, you need to demonstrate an ability to work within a team and communicate your ideas effectively, as well as some basic business intuition.
I am a First Year student. I am scared I will do badly at the assessment centre compared to all those experiences postgrads…
When assessing candidates, we take into account the stage of their education and we adjust our expectations accordingly. As a result, we do not require a First Year to perform in the same way as a Postgraduate student, but we do look for the same set of basic skills (e.g. team-work and communication).
Do I need to prepare anything for the assessment centre?
No, you don’t need to prepare anything beforehand. You will receive all the relevant case study material on the day and will get time to go through it with your team to come up with a recommendation. Although familiarising yourself with general consulting case study formats will be helpful, the main skills assessed will be team-work and communication.
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