In November, global consulting firm Oliver Wyman is hosting the next edition of its âThe Casecrackerâ, the firm’s annual recruiting event in the Netherlands for ambitious students aspiring to a career in strategy consulting.
Taking place on November 11-12, 2021 at Oliver Wyman’s Amsterdam office, students selected for The Casecracker will receive an overview of life as a strategy consultant in a two-day pressure cooker and interactive environment. The event begins with an overview of what strategy consulting entails and what it is like to work in a consulting firm that helps clients solve some of their most strategic and pressing matters.
Participants benefit from a mix of workshops and trainings from Oliver Wyman’s experts allowing them to develop consulting skills such as problem solving, brainstorming, teamwork and presentation. These skills are then put into practice (in a team) in a real case. During this time, a coach will guide students through the process of maximizing their learning experience.
âI learned about the industry, Oliver Wyman, their work and their culture from many different angles, ranging from workshops, presentations and case-solving sessions to more informal social events at the end of each day. There were also many opportunities for engagement, where I felt comfortable asking any question I had or participating in the interesting discussions, âsaid Raquel Salazar MartÃn, who participated in the edition. 2020 from The Casecracker.
Another participant from last year, Jochem Huismans, says the event confirmed his interest in pursuing a career in strategy consulting. Oliver Wyman drew him in particular for his diverse and down-to-earth culture. âThe different problem-solving techniques that were facilitated during the event helped me prepare for the interviews. Fast forward twelve months, and Huismans managed to land an internship with the company.
âThe great experience and the atmosphere within Oliver Wyman’s team led me to apply for an internship. Now, as an intern, I am happy to experience the same fun and open atmosphere while working with colleagues on projects.
Echoing Jochem’s words, Raquel recalls, âWhat I liked most about The Casecracker was that I got to meet almost everyone in Oliver Wyman’s office. [the firm has 45 consultants and staff in its Dutch office]. “She too was excited to return to the firm, which she achieved earlier this month after being invited to join the strategy consulting firm as an intern.
âOverall, I can say that The Casecracker gave me a great first impression of what it’s like to be a consultant at Oliver Wyman,â concludes Raquel.
Want to apply for The Casecracker in November 2021? See the event page for more details.
Globally, Oliver Wyman has more than 5,000 consultants and employees working in offices in more than 60 cities in nearly 30 countries.