Goldman Sachs Vice President Visits Campus!

GS LogoOn Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Mr. Rob Hutchinson ’77, a Vice President at Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, came to campus to give a general overview of the company and specifically the Wealth Management division.  Sarah Duncan ’15, joined Mr. Hutchison for the conversation.  Sarah had the opportunity to work in the New York office as a 2014 Summer Analyst, and will be returning next July as a full-time analyst.

Mr. Hutchinson, a native of North Carolina, was an English major at Davidson and has been with Goldman Sachs since 1987. He explained the differences between the divisions at the firm, the differences in culture, work hours and basic roles that people within the firm play. The information session focused mostly on Goldman Sachs as a company, the Investment Banking Division, and the Asset Management Division.

The Asset Management division is responsible for money management and is a client-facing position. Sarah Duncan explained that her mornings were made up of talking to clients about their personal accounts, the market, and helping the financial advisors with anything they needed. Every morning during her 10-week internship, she spoke to one particular client, to the extent that she built a solid personal relationship with this client. This is what a typical day looks like for a analyst. As analysts progress in wealth management, they move closer and closer to client-facing roles. Duncan and Hutchinson also emphasized the difference in time commitment in investment management, in comparison to the investment banking division. In her role, Sarah Duncan arrived at her internship by 7:00am at the latest, and departed after 9:00pm, working about 60 hours every week.

Hutchinson spoke about the culture of Goldman Sachs, and honed in on the “client” aspect of the 14 business principles upon which the business is built. He emphasized that, at Goldman Sachs, clients always come first, and the “long-term greedy” partnership that is forged with clients reflects this principle. Furthermore, the company invests in the people that work there. Sarah Duncan gave the example of how she received over 45 business cards after two super days. At Goldman Sachs, fit is very important, and during the interview process the interviewers are looking for someone who will be a good fit for the company.

If you are interested in learning more about Goldman Sachs, you are encouraged to reach out to Sarah Duncan about her experience over the summer.

Summer 20115 Analyst applications were due on October 19th.

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Destination Unknown: We know it was a success!

destination-unknown300On Monday, September 29th, at 7:30 P.M., the Center for Career Development and the Residence Life Office hosted Destination Unknown: Realizing the Potential for Your Future.  The event was targeted at delivering information particularly important for Davidson seniors.

Center staff and student ambassadors provided information about the job and graduate school searches, resume improvement, cover letter writing, and social media polishing.  Jamie Johnson, Associate Director for the Center for Career Development, answered questions and provided information about the graduate school search.  She “felt it went very well and provided a foundation for other similar events to come in the future.”

Students could also take professional headshots for their LinkedIn accounts.  If all of these useful resources weren’t enough, yummy hors d’oeuvres and mocktails were served.  Ory Streeter, one of the Area Coordinators at RLO, worked as a bartender, requiring students to give a fact about responsible drinking in a professional setting before receiving a mocktail.

Seniors loved the event!  Alexandra Clark ’15 said, “The experienced career counselors, both students and faculty, gave me really helpful advice and tips to prepare me for my career search and for life after Davidson.  The Center for Career Development is an awesome resource for seniors and I look forward to going to more of their events.”

Seniors, don’t worry if you missed this event!  Make an appointment with a staff member from the Center or stop by walk-in hours for Center staff or student ambassadors to see what you missed.  You are always welcome!

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Thinking About the Job Shadowing Program?

As you hopefully saw in the announcement last week, registration for the Job Shadowing Program opens up for students October 27 – November 10.  We currently have over 200 alumni, parents and friends registered to host students from all over the country, in all types of industries.

Students will be able to apply for up to 5 shadowing opportunities.  Applications are submitted through WildcatLink, so you MUST have your resume approved by the CCD before you can apply.  Visit our website for info on our walk-in hours.

For those of you that have never participated, I spoke with current senior, Cleveland Stair, about his experience with the program last year.

Cleave Stair, '15, Political Science, Brooklyn, NY

Cleve Stair, ’15, Political Science, Brooklyn, NY

Q: What industry did you pursue for job shadowing?

A: Financial Insurance, Law, and Politics

Q: How many opportunities did you apply for?

A: 3

Q: What was the most rewarding part of your experience?

A: Shadowing someone in John Gauthier’s position. Because of the experience and his role within Allied Financial Services, I was able to witness the inner-workings of a top Assurance/Insurance company whilst sitting in on a few business meetings that would potentially lead to insurance/assurance investments.

Q: What was the most surprising part of the experience?

A: Two things. Gauthier’s autonomy was probably most surprising. Second most surprising thing was Gauthier consulting me on a few of the insurance investment projects.

Q: What tips would you give an underclassman for which this might be their first professional experience in their field of interest?

A: Definitely do your research beforehand, for being able to talk about financial insurance/assurance is more complicated than many know and definitely goes a long long way. It may just be a shadowing experience but the potential behind such an encounter with someone as high up on the ladder is immeasurable.

Q: Have you been in touch with your host since the shadowing experience?

A: I had been at least a few months after but we seemed to have lost touch.

Q: How did you write about the experience on your resume?

A: I explained that I shadowed the president of Allied Financial Services; researched several companies/projects prior to insurance investment meetings and subsequent to the actual meetings, “analyzed, assessed, and helped appraise companies’ assets.”

 

 

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Career Development Ambassadors 2014-2015

The Center for Career Development is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 class of Career Development Ambassadors.  Trained to assist with peer advising regarding topics such as resume review, cover letter review, and mock interview prep – stop by and visit them during walk-in hours this semester in the Center for Career Development (Alvarez 201):  Sundays 3-5pm, Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm, and Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm.

Emily Burke

Emily Burke ’15

I am majoring in economics and will be working in investment banking after graduation.  During summers off from Davidson I have pursued internships in a variety of fields including investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the leveraged finance group and a boutique investment bank in Boston, management consulting at a firm in Washington DC, and foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington DC.  On campus I play the oboe in the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, volunteer with the Office of Admission as a tour guide, and have served as the social chair of my eating house, Warner Hall.  In my free time I enjoy playing golf, reading, and traveling.

Colin MacKay '15

Colin MacKay ’16

I am majoring in economics and plan to pursue a career in banking, consulting, or financial accounting. I have served as the corporate social responsibility intern at Bank of America where I researched competitive trends in the CSR space. I am a member of the Davidson College varsity swim team and serve as a representative in the Student Athlete Advisory Council and the Davidson Athletic Fund Student Athlete Engagement Program. I am a member of the Symphony Orchestra string bass section, a fraternity brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon, and a member of Campus Outreach. My hobbies include camping, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing cards.

Braden Beaudreau '15

Braden Beaudreau ’15

I am majoring in political science and I plan to pursue a career in law, government, or public policy.  Last summer, I interned at Akerman LLP, a law firm located in Washington, DC, for a public policy adviser working on issues concerning higher education policy.  Previously, I worked in the Davidson College Center for Career Development as a work study student, where I managed internship databases.  I spent a semester abroad my junior year traveling across the breathtaking landscape of Australia and studying business and economics at the University of Melbourne.  I also write for the Davidsonian and perform spoken word poetry with FreeWord.  My hobbies and interests include intramural basketball, supporting the Red Sox, and going on adventures with my friends.

Catherine Lowenthal

Catherine Lowenthal ’15

I am majoring in psychology with a concentration in medical humanities.  I plan to eventually work with individuals with mental illness and/or  HIV/AIDS or other physical disease.  In my summers, I have served as a research assistant at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and interned at Broughton Hospital, a North Carolina state psychiatric hospital.  I have also worked in an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and volunteered at several programs for children with HIV/AIDS in New York City.  On campus, I work as a research assistant for a psychology professor and am the Vice President of Queers and Allies, Secretary of the College Democrats and a member of the Common Ground Council.  My hobbies include traveling and trying new foods.  My favorite quote is from Booker T. Washington:  “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

James Cobb

James Cobb ’15

I am a Political Science major from Middlebury, Vermont. Next year, I will be working as an investment banking analyst with Morgan Stanley in New York City. Prior to an internship with Morgan Stanley this past summer, I worked with Gridley & Co, a boutique, M&A technology bank in New York City; as an equity research analyst with WEDGE Capital Management in Charlotte; as a summer analyst with the Davidson College Endowment; and as a consultant with the Atlantic Leadership Group in New York City. Through Davidson, I have been able to study abroad for two semesters in Ireland and India and the Middle East. On campus, I am the Vice President of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, a Chidsey Fellow, Terry scholar, and play saxophone with the jazz ensemble. My hobbies include reading, weight lifting, and challenging travel.

Daniel Reitten

Daniel Reitten ’15

I am originally from Tel Aviv, Israel.

I am majoring in economics and planning to be in finance after graduation. I spent my previous summer at the summer internship program at UBS in Sales & Trading where I worked on the FX spot trading desk in the New York office. Prior to attending Davidson College, I served 3 years in the Israeli Air Force. I played Tennis for Davidson during my first two years, and I got the chance to attend 3 different abroad programs. I am also a member of Hillel, and this is my seventh semester that I teach Hebrew here at Davidson. I enjoy music, traveling, crossfit and philosophy.

Leigh Miller

Leigh Miller ’15

I am majoring in psychology with a minor in French. I plan to work in Human Resources (hopefully doing recruiting), eventually pursuing a career in coaching for businesses. I have served as a Human Resources intern at the corporate headquarters for Chico’s and for Vans, working with the Recruiting, Learning & Development, and Payroll departments. I am a co-president of the Pep Band, and president of the Knitting Society. My hobbies include swimming, cycling, reading, and knitting.

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To Grad School or Not to Grad School? Ask Yourself the Question.

If you are thinking about graduate school, you are not alone.  Are you asking yourself if you need a break post-Davidson before you pursue your next course of study?  Deciding on a program and when to enter is a big decision.  Before you send off those applications and secure your enrollment spot, it’s a good idea to ask yourself a few questions and take time to reflect on whether or not graduate school is the appropriate next step for you.

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The first question I ask most students who meet with me to chat about researching graduate programs and application prep is simple: why?  For each person, the answer is different.  Immediate entry into graduate school may give you a leg up in your professional field of interest.  Many times graduate or professional school will afford you a number of specialized skills or certifications and help propel you into the next step of that particular industry.  For example – if you want to be an attorney, then at some point, attending law school, succeeding in your studies, and passing the Bar exam is a pre-requisite before you can attempt to practice law.  In other fields, a graduate degree may be required simply for candidacy of application to apply.  However, this is not always the case.  Some graduate programs are more likely to admit an applicant who has work experience. It is important to identify the norm or standard of education in a given field – and do a bit of research to find out whether or not graduate school immediately after college is a necessary or realistic goal.

Another big question to ask yourself: are you ready?  By ready, I simply mean are you ready to continue attending school for several months or years?  As you approach graduation, you may find that you would like a break from school to recharge before you pursue another academic program.  Perhaps you would like to gain some “real world” experience and explore the world of work a bit before deciding which field of study is the best one for you. Maybe you would like to travel the world or give back in the form of volunteering or service work.  Gap years are increasingly common for students and a great year to gain more experience, sharpen your professional skills and supplement your academic pursuits before pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

Whatever you decide, remember that the choice is yours.  Family, friends, and other influencers will not be attending classes (or work) for you.  Adjusting to a new academic or work environment and geographic location is a major life transition and certainly worth consideration and intention.

As you explore your options, you have many questions. Visit with faculty advisors to discuss your areas of interest and strategies to identify the programs that would best suit your interests.  Learn more about the ins and outs of graduate school application prep, and how to make the most of your post-graduate studies, by visiting the Center for Career Development.  Take some time to reflect as to whether or not graduate school right after college is the right choice for you now – or in the future.

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Staying Sane in the Insanity

itf294081I have worked at Davidson now for exactly 48 days.  In that time,  I have found that the Davidson work ethic that was rumored to me is definitely real.  I actually heard there is a term for this specific time period, “Hell Week” – when everything is due at the same time: papers, projects, research, and more.

In the midst of it all, graduating Seniors are also eyeball deep in the job search process; especially if they are interested in consulting and banking.  But guess what?  It is all manageable.  And as difficult as these few weeks seem, thousands before you have survived the journey and are now living wonderful lives and working in professions that make “hell week” look like a walk in the park – and they love it.

So here are just a few tips to keep your job/internship search on the forefront as you are battling the demons of almost mid-semester:

  1. Come by the Center for Career Development for a walk-in appointment to have your resume reviewed.  It will only take you 15 minutes and you’ll be glad you did it.  Hours can be found on our website.
  2. Organize an application, interview, info session calendar so you don’t miss something you are really interested in.  Set reminders on your phone.  Follow @DavidsonCareers on Twitter for additional reminders.
  3. Don’t have time for a mock interview in the CCD?  Check out the new online interview practice system, InterviewStream.  You can practice at 2am, in your bed, in your pj’s and everyone will be amazed at how much you’ve practiced.
  4. Set goals for networking.  Even if it’s just online networking through LinkedIn or Alenda Links, connecting is important.  Typical rule of thumb…if you don’t know someone at the company, you’re unlikely to get an interview.

With all that said, try to get SOME sleep.  And if that’s just not an option, visit Summit on campus for a little extra caffeine and a relaxing atmosphere to get all that work done.

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Red Ventures – Disrupting the Process

Ricky Stephens '12; History Major; Business Operations Analyst @ Red Ventures

Ricky Stephens ’12; History Major; Business Operations Analyst @ Red Ventures

It comes as no shock that Red Ventures has decided to go against the norm and to hold their Information and Networking Session at the on-campus location of Summit Coffee on Monday, September 22nd, from 6:30pm-7:45pm. A week ago, the College announced a 10-year partnership with Red Ventures, aimed at placing more Davidson graduates at career paths at the company. Anticipating their return to campus, we interviewed Ricky Stephens’12, an analyst at the firm, about his experiences so far.

 

Q: What attracted you to the company and role?

A: Before my senior year, I had my first internship in anything related to business, working for a search fund in Charlotte (essentially a one-man private equity fund).  I enjoyed the experience but still felt overwhelmed with the looming job search.  What company or industry did I want to launch my career with?  What type of role was I looking for?  I received these questions often, but I didn’t even know if a business job was necessarily what I wanted straight out of school.  So my boss at the time had me go through an exercise to brainstorm ideal characteristics and responsibilities that I would want in a job, rather than try to nail down a specific company or industry right off the bat.  I wrote down things like “working with a team to solve problems”; “ability to speak openly about and enact my own ideas”; “fun and cordial work atmosphere.”  It’s funny because I don’t think it even hit me fully during my interview process, but a few months after I started I thought back to that exercise and realized that so many of those core characteristics I had highlighted were very present in my job at RV.  That’s when I knew I was at the right place.

 

Q: What is the culture at Red Ventures like, and how is it conducive of a liberal arts background?

A: If I had to sum up the culture in 3 words, I would say: curiosity, ownership, and GO!  Curiosity in that questioning the way things currently operate here is a requirement.  This is probably the aspect of RV’s culture that parallels the liberal arts education most closely, and I think it was the easiest one for me to pick up and run with.  Ownership in that when you have a new idea that you want to test, it is up to you to implement it.  There are plenty of people around to help guide you, and many will go out of their way to do so, but it’s completely on you to see your own tasks or ideas through to fruition.  And GO in that when you do take on a new project, you’re expected to start learning from day one and make impactful changes quickly.  I see a ton of ways for Davidson students to take on ownership across a variety of projects, organizations, activities, etc., and it’s been very cool to see more opportunities arise just in the couple years since I graduated – the Entrepreneurship Initiative definitely comes to mind.  But some of that intensity and knack for driving ideas forward at a rapid pace is tough to learn when you are balancing 4 classes with other responsibilities; I know at Davidson it is easy to get involved in more activities than people truly have time for.  One of the things I’ve taken away from this job is that narrowing your scope to allow for a greater focus on fewer things can be positive (so can asking for help).

 

Q: What resources at Davidson helped you prepare for your current role?

A: The ascent of Career Services during my time at Davidson is a major reason I was able to find Red Ventures and prepare myself well for the case interviews.  They have so many more resources than I think a lot of students necessarily realize, and the biggest one might be Alenda Links.  Davidson alums never fail to impress me in their loyalty and their willingness to go the extra mile to help out a fellow Wildcat.  Use us to be curious and establish worthwhile connections.

 

Q: What do you love the most about your job?

A:  The ability to implement my own ideas practically on the spot, and the people I work with – they are extremely smart and driven, but at some point in time, you will laugh at every single one of them.

 

Q:  What is the most differentiating quality of Red Ventures?

A: I’d have to point to the accessibility.  That doesn’t just mean access to senior leaders, who are usually sitting at another cube around the corner from yours, but also access to all the different people who can help you bring an idea to completion – that means designers, writers, coders, most specifically.  The more I’ve been able to see how other companies our size work, the more I’ve realized just how unique it is not to have to pass your work off to 10 other people and never see the end result.

 

Q: Are there any myths about your role that you would like to debunk?

A:  If there is one myth I’d like to debunk it’s that a liberal arts education – or for that matter, a non-quantitative degree – can’t compete in this role with an undergraduate business or another more technical/quantitative degree.  Curiosity and a desire to learn will go further here than any combination of degrees.

 

Q: What advice would you give to people interested in working for Red Ventures, and how should they prepare for the interview?

A: We are as close to an open book as you can get.  If you think RV is a place you could see yourself working at, ask questions and find out as much as you can about the specifics of the analyst role and what it takes to succeed in it.  For interview prep, Case in Point – although it is geared more toward traditional consulting-style cases – helped me at least gain a general understanding for some of the concepts and approaches to solving business problems that come up in our cases.

If you are interested in learning more about Red Ventures, you are encouraged to attend the Information and Networking Session on Monday, September 22nd at 6:30pm, hear from a panel of speakers, ask as many questions as possible, as find out how Red Ventures disrupts the way business is done.

Please submit any questions that you would like Davidson Alumni to address during the panel to sshanklin@redventures.com

Both internship and entry-level positions are available, check  WildcatLink  for more information!

Find Ricky and other alumni at Red Ventures on LinkedIn:

Ricky Stephens ’12     Katherine Wood ’13     Sydney Schreiner ’14     Jaime Dybuncio ’13     Benjamin Jackowitz ’12     Tom Polak ’14     Lucy McMurry ’13     Thomas Noel ’11       Robert Lorenzen ’13     Brian Sachtjen ’12     Abby Perkins ’14

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EY Financial Advisory: Not just another consulting company

EY Logo

As today is the final deadline to apply for EY Financial Advisory’s Business Advisory Program for internship and full-time employment, we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight some of the things that makes EY Financial Advisory stand out.

On the consulting side of the business, EY strives to improve business performance while managing risk.  They focus on business-led and technology-enabled transformations.  While that may not seem much different than other consulting firms, some of the industries they are working with might.

Consulting Industries:

  • Automotive
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Consumer Products
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power & Utilities
  • Technology

The major difference with EY is their dominant position in financial services through their Financial Services Office.  Interns and full-time employees may get experience on the financial side through the Business Advisor Program.

The Business Advisor Program introduces interns and new associates a multi-layer experience.  “With each engagement, you can expect to build leadership, communication, and client-management skills, as well as sharpen your problem-solving capabilities.”

On Monday, representatives from EY, including Anna Blair Bullock, Class of 2015, spoke with students about the Business Advisory Program (BAP) in the Financial Services Office (FSO).

The BAP is a three-year long program that involves multiple projects ranging from six to nine months in length.  The projects will focus on financial services risk management and performance improvement. The presenters emphasized that people who fit well in this program love financial markets, working in teams, and will make the most of opportunities given to them.

The BAP internship program is a shorter version of the BAP and includes many similar aspects. The goal of the internship is to prepare interns for the possibility of returning after their senior year and offering interns great training that can help them further their careers.

Important application information:

  • Deadline is September 18th at 11:59 PM for both internship and staff positions
  • Must apply through WildcatLink and the EY website
  • Application includes resume and city preference
  • On-campus interviews are September 29th and are only behavioral interviews; you will be asked to complete a writing prompt before your interview
  • Second round interviews are on-site and include case studies
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The Bain Community: “A Bainie never lets another Bainie Fail”

DSC_0884Walking into the Bain & Company Information Session, I knew only two important things about the company. I knew that Bain & Company is a Global Management Consulting Firm, and I knew that for a reason unbeknownst to me Davidson students seem to get very excited about this particular job posting each year. As a student who knew very little about the consulting industry, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the presentation other than basic information about how the company functions, and how to apply. And while the representatives did share that important information with attendees, the element of Bain & Company that truly shown through was their deep sense of commitment to community.

The presentation began with a brief run-down of what it is exactly that Bain & Company does. Bain helps CEOs and companies address their most important questions with the primary focus being on results. So, when a company wants to know how it could position itself to be more successful with mobile customers, they call Bain to get an answer. According to the statistics, their clients out-perform the market 4:1 and their return customer rate of 85% is a testament to their success as a company. Then the presentation moved to what one would expect to be doing as an Associate Consultant. The representatives were sure to emphasize that while there is no “typical” Bain experience, an employee can expect to gain case experience, meet with clients, work as part of a team to solve difficult problems, and undergo several rounds of training. However, the final part of the presentation, “Why Choose Bain,” put the rest of the event into context.

In this portion of the presentation two important themes seemed to emerge. Bain & DSC_0882Company is a community dedicated to the personal and professional development of each of their employees. The representatives mentioned the Aprenticeship Learning Model where new employees are taught all the basics of finance and how to think about strategy. When Bain employees want to go to school to get their MBAs, the organization is supportive and in some cases will even pay the tuition and fees. And office events like the holiday party or the Bain World Cup (where offices from around the world compete in a soccer tournament) build a community within the office dedicated to seeing everyone succeed. Not to mention their emphasis on the bettering of the global community through their commitment to education and global development. Not only will employees have an impact on 95% of the world’s GDP, but they will also take time out of their work week to volunteer with community service organizations in order to improve our global community. What became clear in the room that night was that “a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail,” and perhaps this commitment to community and service is what draws Davidson students to Bain & Company.

If you are interested in Bain, the application deadline is Wednesday, 9/17 at 11:59pm.  View the full job description on WildcatLink.

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Volvo – “Together We Move the World. What is your drive?”

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John Trousdale & Elise Breda ’13

On Wednesday, September 10th, Elise Breda ’13 and John Trousdale of the Business Transformation Services (BTS) of Volvo group hosted an information session targeted at seniors interested in management consulting. BTS is the division that provides targeted decision support and analysis to executive-level stakeholders across Volvo’s divisions and business areas.

Starting with the infamous Van Damme split video,  Breda and  Trousdale gave a general overview of Volvo, making sure to differentiate between Volvo Cars and the Volvo Group, explaining that the Volvo Group, with its American headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, is responsible for buses, trucks, construction equipment and boat engines. Volvo is a global company with more than 110,000 employees all over the world, from India to Sweden. The presenters spoke about the company’s vision of becoming the world leader in sustainable transport, starting with the company’s achievement of being the first carbon dioxide-neutral automotive plant in the world.

Breda has been working at Volvo for just over a year and has been involved in a variety of business aspects in a number of locations.  Like other consultants she has done some travel.  Unlike most other recent grads, she got to spend five months in Sweden while training with a cohort of other new consultants for Volvo.  While her life has been similar to many other new associates, there is a big difference for her in that her group only works to solve business problems within the Volvo Group.

Breda and Trousdale spoke extensively about the benefits of working as an internal consultant over an external one. Breda differentiated between the two roles by the number of hours worked, explaining that her role typically consumed about 45-50 hours of her week, while in many external consulting roles, this number would typically range between 65-70 hours per week. She also mentioned the many opportunities for international travel, given that Volvo is a global firm, as well as opportunities for promotions within the company. Above all, both presenters emphasized “The Volvo Way” – a culture of energy, passion and respect for individuals.

Given that the BTS group is a fairly small one (about 8-10 people in North America), the group is recruiting from a couple of selected top-tier colleges and universities in the North Carolina area, of which Davidson happens to be included. The title for the position for which the group is recruiting is “Associate Management Consultant”. A strong applicant will be a team player and have excellent problem solving abilities and exceptional academic performance (minimum 3.3 GPA).

Interested students must apply on WildcatLink by Monday, Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m.  The first round of interviews will be at Davidson on October 1st. Davidson candidates may contact class of 2013 alum Elise Breda (elise.breda@volvo.com) to hear more about her experience in this role.

Please contact the Center for Career Development if you have any questions.

 

 

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