The Mentoring and Immersion Program for Consulting is a very strong example of a Community of Practice, which surrounds the student with all stakeholders:
Through the idea of the “flipped classroom,” 85% practice and 15% lecture, participants are immersed in experiential learning in a safe environment to support the goal of ensuring all students are interview, employer, and client ready.
Interview, employer, and client readiness are three pillars that influence a student's ability to successfully procure a job in consulting and transition from business school to the workplace.
We ensure that all students are thoroughly prepared for the rigorous interview process, including case and behavioral interviews, by exposing participants to dozens of different case types, fast math and quantitative courses, and myriad behavioral stimulations. Students have the opportunity to participate in numerous case workshops and are given abundant study materials to continue their practice throughout the year.
To guarantee that every student will not only be successful, but also add value to their new firm, we offer courses and workshops designed around success in the workplace. These include hard skills, such as data analysis, quantitative reasoning, and storyboarding, and soft skills like emotional intelligence, design thinking, and networking. MIPC graduates will be able to work in a variety of environments and can take on whatever project needs tackling.
We want all of our students to be wizards when it comes to engaging with and understanding the needs of their client, which is why we spend a lot of time talking about EQ, organizational structure, trust-building, and how to really sell an idea (even the ones that might be a little hard for a client to hear). It sounds easy, but it's one of the biggest challenges consultants face in the field. Our goal is to make sure MIPC participants have enough tools in their arsenal to build relationships with even the most particular of clients.
MIPC is unique due to its cyclical evolution from First Year Mentee, to Second Year Peer Mentor, and finally to Employer Mentor. The knowledge, skills, and tools attained in the program evolve with each participant, are harmoniously combined with real-world experience, and ultimately make their way back to the first-year mentees. Along with the support of additional communities of practice and other stakeholders, all students are interview, employer, and client ready by the time they enter the job market.
The MIPC application process is rigorous, and students who make it into the program are examined in a number of ways:
Once students are admitted to the program, they are required to attend a series of in-class sessions and have the unparalleled opportunity to engage with a number of employer mentors from reputable firms comprised of both public and commercial consulting as well as internal strategy consulting. The rigorous two-year program has the following components:
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