Spring 2016 New York Trek


On Friday, April 1st, the Consulting Club led a team of students up to New York City to visit four consulting firms: Control Risks, PwC, A.T. Kearney and Eurasia Group. Led by club vice-presidents Grant Zappulla and Sibo Liu and joined by Career Services Associate Director Colleen McCusker, the group met with SAIS alumni and other employees from these firms at their New York offices.

The day started with a visit to Control Risks, where they learned about the company’s practices and focus on integrity, political and security risks with their clients. Next, the team proceeded to PwC where employees, including representatives from the firm’s Corporate Intelligence group discussed their work activity and backgrounds. After lunch near Times Square, A.T. Kearney was the trek’s host for their third stop. There, the group learned about career paths, day-to-day activities and opportunities from two of the firm’s consultants. The day concluded with a session at Eurasia Group, where three of the company’s consultants discussed sample projects they had worked on recently and the collaboration between their consulting and research teams.