Event Name: UCA - DSP Consulting Panel
Date: January 24th, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Number of Brothers Attending: 21 Pi Sigma Brothers
Number of Non-Brothers: 22 Undergraduate Consulting Association Members and 4 other attendees
The Pi Sigma Chapter and the Undergraduate Consulting Association at UC Irvine invited a total of four consultants from many different companies to come discuss their personal experiences with consulting and share insights with students who are interested in the consulting world.
These consultants were Dennis Sweeney, the President of Newport Consulting Partners (and used to work for McKinsey as a Director), Jason Mok, an Associate at Mercer, Mark Lem, a Senior Consultant at Hitachi and Kris Martin, a Director from Profit Recovery Partners.
The panel was asked a total of five pre-written questions from Molly Greathouse, the Vice President of Professional Activities from Pi Sigma, and Jason Dewn, the Vice President of Activities from UCA. These questions ranged from “why did you choose to become a consultant and can you describe the roles and responsibilities of your current position?” to “what was your most challenging project?” We also asked the panelists to give the attendees some knowledge and advice on becoming a consultant.
After the panelists answered the pre-written questions from Mr. Dewn and Ms. Greathouse, the floor was opened up to all of the attendees to ask the panelists questions. This section of the night led to questions more about the consultant’s personal aspirations and how they were able to achieve them at their own jobs. This gave the panelists more time to discuss what they really enjoyed doing in their jobs and in their day to day and gave the attendees a better perspective on what life as a consultant is really like. Attendees were allowed to see behind the curtain of a consultant’s life, and was given the opportunity to discover if this is the right career path for them to go into.
This was not only a successful professional event, but also gave the Pi Sigma brothers the opportunity to network with another business oriented club on campus. This interaction between the two organizations when scheduling and running this event fostered a sense of companionship, and Pi Sigma looks forward to maintaining relationships with this organization in the future.
Take a look at our pictures from this event ~*