Two third year students at the University of York formed York Community Consulting, a completely student run consultancy business.
The consultancy, set up by Dominic Falcão and Ross Morrison, has already carried out projects for a range of clients including Selby District Council, and The Fig Tree, a Fairtrade centre in Garstang, Lancashire.
Aiming to double in size in the next academic year, York Community Consulting has 20 active consultants who focus on social impact.
Supported by the University’s York Management School staff and Careers team, the students offer their time for free in exchange for valuable consulting experience.
Co-founder of York Community Consulting Dominic Falcão, who recently graduated with a first class honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, said of the project:
‘Employers are looking for experience but this is not easy to gain in consulting. York Community Consulting is a low-cost, efficient way of improving employability. It is an excellent way of proving ourselves and gives us something concrete and positive to talk about at interviews and to show off at assessment centres.’
Find out more about consultancy and the job opportunities available through our Graduate Management Consultancy Careers pages.
Find out more about York Community Consulting and the work they do on their website.