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Top consulting companies return to the Barcelona GSE to meet Master’s students

Barcelona GSE Consulting Day 2018

Last week, the Barcelona GSE Career Services department held Consulting Day 2018, which was attended by over 150 Master’s students and more than 40 recruiters from 18 consulting companies.

The event took place at the Barcelona GSE’s Ciutadella Campus (UPF) and provided the Master’s students with the opportunity to explore different aspects of the consulting world in a productive, one-day format.

Companies that participated in Consulting Day 2018

The day included:

  • Company presentations
  • Case analysis
  • First-round interviews
  • Networking coffee break
  • Networking cocktail event, following the afternoon sessions

All of these sessions were designed to give students a better understanding of the various career paths that different consulting companies offer, which in turn will help them with their job search and deciding between job offers later on.

Consulting Day Barcelona GSE 2018

Consulting day was highly regarded by visiting firms

The event also proved valuable for consulting firms as it helps them to recruit talented candidates for their companies. A representative from Frontier Economics commented that "the event had been the perfect opportunity to meet the best students studying economics". While a representative from Instiglio values "the international background of the students and the high quality of the training"  they receive from the Barcelona GSE. Compass Lexecon commented they "had the opportunity to interview 8 highly qualified candidates who would fit into our company. The BGSE is a good source of candidates because they select highly competent people with a lot of potential".

Alumni return to the Barcelona GSE for the event

Several of the recruiters and speakers who came to participate in the Consulting Day are themselves Barcelona GSE Alumni. This provided a great opportunity for them to return to campus and show current students the value that a Master’s from the School has across the sector.
 
Alumni speakers and recruiters at Consulting Day 2018:
 
  • Kinga Ritter (Data Science '18)
    Analyst
    Accenture, Barcelona
  • Giuseppe Leonello (Competition and Market Regulation '14)
    Vice President
    Alix Partners, London
  • Álvaro Corrales (Economics '18)
    Consulting Associate
    Charles River Associates (CRA), London
  • Ferenc Peto (Competition and Market Regulation '11)
    Economist
    Compass Lexecon, London
  • Pau Agullo (Economics '97)
    Managing Director
    Kernel Analytics, Barcelona
  • María Fernández (Data Science '15)
    Senior Data Scientist
    Kernel Analytics, Barcelona
  • Carlos de Sousa (Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets '12)
    Senior Economist
    Oxford Economics, London
  • Valerio Sodano (Competition and Market Regulation '13)
    Senior Associate
    RBB Economics, Madrid
  • Dean Curry (Economics '15)
    Senior Associate
    RBB Economics, London
 

Laurence Penven from the Career Services department commented that “Consulting Day 2018 has built on the success that we saw from the event last year. We have seen an increase in demand of the consulting firms who want to join the event and talk directly to the students at the Barcelona GSE. The firms like to recruit from the BSGE because the students are able to adapt quickly to new environments, are fast learners and are strong in data analytics. We are very grateful to all of the consulting firms that came directly to campus to talk to the Master’s students as well as the alumni who provided the students with a first hand example of where their Master’s degree can take them”.

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