Hello there! I am Benjamin and I am from Germany. Prior to enrolling in the Master in Management program in NUS Business School, I worked full-time in a Medical Technologies company in Germany and Singapore for a year as a Marketing Intelligence & Digital Analyst.
Upon joining NUS Business School, I have set my mind to pursue a career in consulting, but I was uncertain on how to make the first move. Consulting is something that I always wanted to pursue due to the very diverse environment and very exciting projects you will work on as a consultant. Hence, I researched on potential consulting clubs that I could join as a member to get professional training and I chanced upon Graduate Consulting Club (GSS). GSS seemed to be very attractive to me to get more exposure to the world of consulting, because one of the main activities of the club is to familiarise students with the application process, and most importantly, how to solve case studies in interviews – We all know that this is one of the most crucial parts to secure an internship or fulltime offer in one of the major consulting firms in Singapore or around the world.
Generally, there are many perks of being part of the GSS club – From networking with reputable firms to developing key skills and competencies. Also, it allows us to socialize with like-minded people from different faculties like engineering or even science such as Physics and Biology, whereby we could mentor and learn from one and another. In my opinion, this is a very important aspect because these days, consultants are not only working together with clients from business background, but also from other disciplines which is why a broad understanding from other sectors is important as well.
With the experience and case solving competency I gained over there, I successfully cracked the case interview in one of the major consulting firms in Singapore and I had the opportunity to intern with the company as a Digital Transformation Consulting Intern.
I hope after reading this article, you will be able to take the first move to join GSS and always remember to enjoy this learning journey.
Best of luck in your future endeavors!