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By George Chard
I had the pleasure of spending my 2016/17 summer working as an undergraduate consultant in Advisian’s Sydney office. The undergrad program ran for 12 weeks, split into two 6-week rotations. These rotations gave me the opportunity to experience the numerous service lines that Advisian works across and ranged from providing contractual services for the Newcastle Light Rail project, to undertaking a due diligence investigation for a major NSW energy distribution company.
In addition to my project-based work, every Friday of the undergrad program was dedicated to receiving industry-related training and mentoring from senior staff. This training aimed to provide insight above and beyond that gained from regular project work and included presentations on the development of new risk estimating techniques, to a workshop on effective networking and public speaking.
Outside of my rotations I also took part in a group project with the other undergrads, researching the area of Social Infrastructure. This project was based around the Greater Sydney district plans recently released for review by the Greater Sydney Commission and gave us the opportunity to:
Work and play went hand in hand during my time at Advisian. Outside of work I had a plethora of social opportunities to get involved in. These included:
We also had the opportunity to plan and run our very own social function for the conclusion of the undergrad program. This year’s function involved playing barefoot bowls overlooking the Harbour Bridge and then an all-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ experience!
All up I had a fantastic time during my 12 weeks working at Advisian. The program allowed me to gain a great insight into the world of management consulting and I was able to learn from industry leaders with experience across a wide range of sectors. This, balanced with the vibrant company culture, meant there was never a dull moment at work. I would highly recommend the program to anyone looking to start a career as a management consultant.
For more information on the Advisian undergraduate program and how to apply, visit the website: