Why Join Us

Developing Your Skills

  • Research

    Align with the client’s aims, and conduct research that will challenge existing practices
  • Analysis

    Delve into your findings to raise new ideas, debunk old ones, and apply what you uncover.
  • Planning

    Operate as part of a formal organisation to meet deadlines and produce work beyond student quality
  • Delivery

    Work as a unified team to deliver a report that goes over and above client expectations:
  • Leadership

    Take ownership of the project, working alongside high calibre students with freedom and responsibility
  • Professionalism

    Communicate as a professional, connecting regularly with clients, mentors and industry professionals.
“You’ve achieved as much as I’d expect from a professional team – and I used to work in management consulting” - Client, Joseph Trust Project

Support and Guidance

100% of our successful applicants agreed the interviewers were friendly and approachable
100% also felt YCC staff upheld Best Practice guidelines across the course of the project - 2015/16 T2 Feedback

Interviews

  • We want...

    ...to bring the best out of people by being friendly and approachable.
  • We recognise...

    ...and value motivation and enthusiasm, just as much as prior experience.
  • We provide...

    ...feedback where unsuccessful and highly encourage re-application

Multilayered Mentoring

  • book Handbook
    You begin equipped with our ‘Consultant Bible’ containing the tips and tricks we’ve picked up over the the years.
  • speaker_notes Induction Evening
    We provide a comprehensive introduction allowing you to start developing bonds with your time and how to begin going about your project.
  • insert_chart Training evenings (for Senior Consultants)
    Project Management and Group Facilitations provided by Careers and tailored to the needs of YCC.
  • group Committee
    Each team is provided with a Partner to assist every step of the way. On top this we have members of committee working on Marketing, Tech, HR that are always on hand for support.
  • person External Mentor
    A professional working in consultancy with interests aligned with the project dedicated to your team. Weekly or bi-weekly meetings will be hosted to help enhance ideas, structure your approach and provide critical feedback.

Employability

Gaining experience in the consultancy sector is incredibly hard to achieve, YCC gives you that edge

100% of our members agreed YCC had enhanced their employability (66% strongly agreed)
100% also felt YCC better prepared them for post-University employment - 2015/16 T2 Feedback

Corporate Skills Sessions

Working with top tier firms to put on exclusive talks, workshops and skill sessions to:

  • Build your consultant toolkit:
    • Structuring your project approach
    • Problem solving frameworks
    • What life is like as a consultant
  • Preparing for the future:
    • Interviews; case studies and market sizing problems
    • Which division to apply for

Networking

Form bonds with fellow consultants, clients, York alumni, and external mentors from major firms
Numerous social opportunities throughout the term
Alumni group and events, be a part of a key consulting network for years to come.

See where YCC involvement has taken other University of York students:

Our Culture and Practices

Giving Real Responsibility

We provide the chance to work on real projects, for real clients, with real results
Gain the confidence to make clear, direct recommendations, and state your findings with credibility

Welcoming Difference

Diversity is our mission, pride and strength
We encourage applications and involvement from across the University:

  • Our 2015/16 Term 2 teams featured PhD, Masters and Undergraduate students from first to third years.
  • The courses studied ranged from International Relations to Biology, Economics to Criminology, History to Computer Science, and various others.

We equally encourage participation from across the student society:

  • Of our 2015/16 Term 2 members, 55% were male and 45% female
  • Of our 2015/16 Term 2 members, around 40% were non-white
  • 80% of consultants and senior consultants reported YCC was a diverse organisation