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Strategy& Business Course - Walk the Talk
21-24 May 2024
Help a leading athletic footwear company reach their sustainability goals
After two highly successful business courses ‘Walk the Talk’ in Paris, we would like to invite you to our third edition in Paris upcoming May. At Strategy& we drive sustainable change by solving those problems that are most important for our clients ánd for the world. This business course will provide you with an excellent opportunity to step in our consultants’ shoes and gain an inside perspective on what it means to work at Strategy&. Together with a group of other ambitious students and some of our own Strategy& colleagues you will embark on a unique adventure to help a leading Athletic Footwear & Apparel company reach their sustainability goals.
Experience Walk the Talk: Paris
On Tuesday May 21st, we will set off for Paris: the capital of romance, fashion ánd the landmark Paris climate agreement. During our stay in Paris, you will help an athletic footwear company rethink their value chain in order to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact. Working on this exciting case will allow you to show off your strong analytical skills and familiarize yourself with the way strategy consultants work. But needless to say, there will also be plenty of time to get to know our consultants while enjoying the beautiful city of Paris! On Thursday afternoon, we will head back to Amsterdam to give you a chance to meet the rest of our Amsterdam office and catch a glimpse of our open company culture. On Friday you will finalize your advice for our client and present your results to a panel of industry experts. The business course will end Friday afternoon.
At Strategy&, personal development is of the highest priority. Throughout the business course you will receive a large deal of training and coaching by our experienced consultants, including feedback sessions that can help you identify your own strengths and development areas.
We are looking for talented Master’s students and 3rd year Bachelor students from all academic backgrounds and universities. Fluency in Dutch is required.
If you’re interested in joining us, please apply here before March 10th, 2024.
The selection process for Walk the Talk consists of a CV selection and a round of two case interviews.
The application deadline for submitting your CV, high school and university transcripts and cover letter is March 10th, 2024 at 23:59 hrs.
On March 15th we will inform you whether or not you have been selected for the case interview round. In preparation for the interview we will organize a Crack a Case workshop on March 20th from 19:00-21:00 for those invited to the interview round. In this workshop you learn how to prepare for your case interviews.
The case interviews will take place on the following days:
Participants who are successful in securing a business course position will be informed personally before April 19th, 2024.
Do I need special skills or a specific background to attend Walk the Talk?
We are looking for talented Master’s students and 3rd year Bachelor students from all academic backgrounds and universities. No specific background or expertise is required to attend. What counts is your intellectual curiosity, strong academic performance and interest in strategy consulting. We welcome all students enrolled at universities in the Netherlands. Fluency in Dutch is required for this Business Course.
What does Walk the Talk offer you?
With a focus on premium work with c-suite clients, you’ll get to change the way the world thinks about strategy and how it’s done. Join us and you’ll drive essential advantage for our clients. By defining and delivering complex, high-level change, you’ll help clients build capability-based strategies so they can power ahead in fiercely competitive markets all over the world.…
With a focus on premium work with c-suite clients, you’ll get to change the way the world thinks about strategy and how it’s done. Join us and you’ll drive essential advantage for our clients. By defining and delivering complex, high-level change, you’ll help clients build capability-based strategies so they can power ahead in fiercely competitive markets all over the world.
These are strategies built to last – strategies that anticipate changes in the global marketplace, challenge assumptions, and generate bold, inventive, yet practical solutions. As you develop them, in partnership with our clients, you’ll also be developing invaluable core consulting skills along with expertise in an industries and functions that you’re passionate about.
Experience the momentum, opportunities, and support of a fast-growing global business with tremendous scale and the resources you need to forge a dynamic consulting career.
As part of the PwC network, Strategy& allows you to pair your insights with a broad range of skills and experiences, translating strategy seamlessly into results.
In my last year of PhD, I started looking for a job which will also give me a broad range of interesting projects and will challenge me to continue learning. Strategy& gives me this intellectual challenge, and at the same time provides enough support and encouragement.
One of my project highlights is a global transformation for a cement company where I went to 20+ locations for over 4 months, always with the core team incl. the client. This taught me a lot about cultural differences and about developing lifetime relationships with clients by working side by side.