CMU Solutions Mailing List
Spring Activities Fair
Wednesday January 23rd, 2013
Wiegend Gym, University Center
Thursday January 24th, 2013
Simon Auditorium Tepper School of Business
Sunday January 27th, 2013
Candidates Notified for Interview
Wednesday January 30th, 2013
Saturday February 2nd, 2013
Our interview process consists of two parts, an individual behavioral interview and a group case.
In this portion of the interview, you will be given behavioral questions to test your problem-solving skills. In addition, we will ask you to talk about your interests and past leadership experiences. In order to maintain fairness and reduce bias, the individual interview will be conducted in two sessions, each with different members of CMU Solutions.
In the group interview, you will work on a mock consulting case with your fellow interviewees. You will have 30 minutes to prepare your case and 10 minutes to present your findings. You will tested not only on your quantitative analytical skills, but also on your soft skills. Members of the club will observe your group as you prepare your recommendation to assess your ability to communication and work with a team. Following your group presentation, we will hold a Q&A session with all Solutions members.
Saturday February 2nd, 2013
The purpose of our development program is to provide new Solutions members with a training period in which they will learn about the consulting field, apply their skills in a mock project, and learn to work with their teammates.
New members will work on a client project together with experienced CMU Solutions members. This project will test their ability to analyze data, communicate with team members, meet deadlines, and present their final recommendation to the client. Our new members will get real-world project experience, while still having the support of established CMU Solutions members for help.
Students will attend mandatory workshops with club advisors on consulting strategies and problem-solving methods. The workshops are supplementary aids to help you manage your projects as well as develop your knowledge about the field of consulting. Students will have the opportunity to speak with professional consultants about their line of work and discuss their current projects. Past workshops have included presentations from Summa Consulting, IBM, and McKinsey.
At the end of the semester, students are evaluated by the client as well as fellow Solutions members on group work, communication skills, work ethic, and attitude. These evaluations are intended to provide students with constructive feedback on what they did well and where they can improve.
Students will also attend various socials throughout the semester with their team to facilitate communication and team-bonding.