This past spring quarter, our EFBC members had a unique opportunity to participate in the DePaul's MGT 584 course on Consulting Skills. The courses main project asked students to use their business-related skills learnt in class and to apply them to a real-world scenario; they engaged and interacted with local businesses on developing and recommending tangible solutions. It's a win-win experience for all involved. The students gained knowledge about consulting and invaluable experience and the participating business owners were able to add value to their organization by receiving valuable information and actionable solutions that the company seeks. The process is professional, respectful and cooperative as both sides worked to find solutions to the common agreed-upon goal.
As the course has ended, we decided to ask our members, who volunteered for the Consulting project, to share their experience and greatest takeaways from working with student teams. And here's what they shared with us:
Goran Kuljanin - Assistant Professor at DePaul's Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, shared his perspective on the benefit of having our members and business owners participate in the class project. Here's what he says:[table “6” not found /]
The MGT 584 Consulting Class is popular among business students and there will be more upcoming Consulting Projects during next school year. For our EFBC members: Don't miss out on this great opportunity in the future. If you want to take an advantage of an outsider's perspective on your company's particular issues, while giving DePaul students a chance to get involved with the community by working with real organizations, we highly recommend getting involved!