We are a non-profit, entirely student-run organization that aims to develop the next generation of top management consultants through real-world the experience of creating management and marketing strategies for companies large and small. Our aim is to provide our consultant class with the unique experience of collaborating with organizations to solve real business issues and provide high-quality work for our partner companies.
As an industry-oriented student group, we focus on providing opportunities for students to succeed as competitive candidates for entry-level consulting jobs. We focus heavily on training and professional development for our consultants that rivals the training done at top-tier consulting firms. Our graduates have excelled at firms including McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co., and the Boston Consulting Group, as well as top investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. Stanford Consulting alumni also have taken top positions in industry, creating a valuable network for the group.
Our past clients have included IBM, CapitalOne, Ericsson, Hyundai, Cisco Systems, Nokia, as well as a variety of technology and biotechnology startups.
Stanford Consulting is the premier platform that facilitates professional-level interaction between students and companies, while promoting information exchange and experience-sharing among students. Our primary goal is to help students excel and gain real-world experience during their time at Stanford.
For more information, see our Information Session presentation here.
*Note: Stanford Consulting is not affiliated with Stanford University.
Any student can get involved with Stanford Consulting in various capacities.
Every fall we take a new consultant class of twenty-four students from all majors and classes, ranging from freshmen interested in Economics or Political Science to graduate students completing PhDs in mechanical engineering. The time commitment for our consultants usually falls in the 10-15 hour/week range. Applications to be in the Consultant class of 2013-14 are available here: http://bit.ly/sc1314app and will be due at 11:59PM on October 9th.
Students can also get involved in less time-intensive ways, like attending our workshops or information sessions that we set up with leading consulting firms. This year we will also be piloting a case-interview matching service for students interested in finding case-interview practice partners. Please see the "Contact" page for instructions on finding out more about these events.
If you have any ideas that you think would benefit other students interested in management consulting, please reach out.
Stanford Consulting has offered a range of strategic services to companies of various sizes and in different industries. Our consultants leverage their diverse set of skills and resources to add value to your business.
Stanford Consulting applies a rigorous, fact-based framework to all project work. Great strategy arises from a synthesis of data, thought, discussion, and experience. Stanford Consulting builds on this, utilizing unique and creative insights to develop exceptional solutions for its clients.
Each project team consists of highly motivated, intellectual Stanford students with a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. The high caliber of our consultants not only enhances the quality of our work but is also ideal for clients interested in recruiting new employees.
Although not limited to these areas, our services have traditionally concentrated in the following categories:
We focus primarily on new product development, market and customer segmentation, and promotion and advertising.
Examples of our work in this area include customer segmentation and demographic analysis for a large foreign spice maker, as well as a new product feature for a leading American luxury brand.
Our work here includes organizational structure, change management, and restructuring and re-engineering analysis.
Examples of our work in this area include working with a large Brazilian media conglomerate on the organizational structure for a new branch of their business, including new roles and systems.
Lastly, our work here spans a multitude of different areas including customer strategy, competitor strategy, cost management, operational improvement, growth recommendations, and a market overview.
Examples of our work in this area include developing competitor and customer profiles and analysis on best positioning for a leading high tech company.
If you are a student interested in joining Stanford Consulting, please stay tuned for updates regarding our fall recruiting cycle.
If you are a company interested in partnering with Stanford Consulting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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