ConsultU, the Strategy and Consulting Club of IIM Udaipur, is a dynamic student-led initiative dedicated to providing a vibrant platform for students to delve into the intricate world of consulting. We curate various events, lectures, and workshops to guide the IIMU student community in assessing consulting career pathways and equipping themselves for success. Our club forges strategic partnerships with corporate entities, bringing stimulating live projects to our campus and offering students invaluable hands-on experience in diverse consulting realms. Through our engaging casebook publications, invigorating case competitions, social media campaigns, and a calendar filled with enriching events throughout the year, we ignite and nurture a deep passion for consulting within our student body.
ConsultU offers students a unique window into the real-world challenges faced by various industry players through its Live Projects initiative. The club has established successful partnerships with prestigious organizations, collaborating on Live Projects spanning Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR, and Analytics. Over the past two years, we've orchestrated over 100 Live Projects, extending opportunities to around 500 students within the IIMU community with stipends reaching more than Rs 50,000. Some of our recent collaborators include well-respected companies like Takshashila Consulting, Growth Valley Community, eLitmus, and many more.
Keeping in line with our Honorable Directors’ vision of Look Local, we had a series of meetings. Finally, we partnered up with the Udaipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) to aid in the growth and development of local industries. Live projects were floated across domains such as Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR, and Strategy. Some of the prominent firms we partnered up with are Kansoft, Anand Talc, CCIPL, ECHON, and Mewar Polytex.
We proudly unveiled the eagerly awaited second edition of our comprehensive casebook, to help the IIMU student community with their successful placement preparation. It encompasses in-depth industry analyses, intricate frameworks, and an array of real-world cases, along with insightful guesstimates. It provides an invaluable resource for approaching the complexities of case studies with confidence and ease.
We conducted a Consulting and Product Management workshop to aid the IIMU student community with their placement preparation and enhance their domain knowledge. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sankalp Chhabra, Founder of Crossing Hurdles.
ConsultU has associated with CSRN, which works with a global network of leading student consultancies to help secure and scope high-impact management consulting projects with organizations driving social impact in regions impacted by crises. CSRN was profiled by the UK Government as a case study for an outstanding volunteer-led response to COVID-19' and received the High Sheriff Award for the county of Bristol. This collaboration has enabled ConsultU to work with NGOs doing impactful work with the communities to understand their problems and ambitions better.
ConsultU, through its social media channels of LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, runs various social media campaigns, such as the well-received Saturday Strategy Series and ConsultU Corner. These aim to give insights about consulting and explain the various strategies market leaders undertake across various sectors.
Samvadya, organized by ConsultU, is the Consulting Convention of Solaris. It cultivates a profound appreciation for consulting among students through stimulating conversations. Samvadya offers a platform for management students to enhance their business acumen, tapping into insights from global consulting leaders.
Samvadya 2023, in its 5th edition, had the privilege to host two esteemed industry leaders - Mr. Prasad Unnikrishnan and Ms. Meera Harish, to address the IIMU community on the theme of Net ZERO.
With over two decades of experience in management and technology consulting, Prasad leads the Digital Advisory Practice for Public Sector Consulting at Grant Thornton Bharat LLP. His visionary leadership has redefined the government sector across India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, driving innovative and sustainable digital solutions. Prasad's expertise spans business and IT strategy, startup ecosystems, public policy, and international collaboration with institutions like ADB and the World Bank.
Meera Harish, a distinguished senior leader, shared her two-decade journey of industry excellence with the IIMU community. Her remarkable career features global success with Titan and the founding of India's iconic brand, Tanishq. She's also a passionate advocate for social impact, serving on the boards of Dream a Dream and the Common Purpose Charitable Trust in the UK. Meera continues to drive societal change as a senior leader at Sattva Consulting. Her presence promises to inspire and empower.
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