Founded in 2012, CUBE Consulting is one of the student-managed consultin organizations on campus. It focuses its efforts on technical engineering type projects. As a result, it is a great cross for students interested in both engineering and business. Clients include non-profits, start-ups, researchers, as well as other UIUC entities. CUBE Consulting is part of an international network of student-led consulting groups that are already present in Europe and Brazil. Students will gain a greater understanding of entrepreneurship, business, engineering, and consulting.
EntreCORPS is a student-managed consulting organization providing business strategy advice to entrepreneurial start-ups. A multi-disciplinary team of graduate and undergraduate students assist enterprises to survive, scale and succeed. EntreCORPS serves both aspiring entrepreneurs and growing start-ups seeking advice. Working at the earliest stages of a company’s formation, EntreCORPS helps to infuse a design-driven approach that both helps define their current product and build the foundation for a successful business
Illinois Business Consulting is the largest student ran consulting organization and works very closely with the University of Illinois. Offering over 70 projects annually, including Fortune-100 companies, IBC is able to provide students with real-world experience. On a given project there is one senior manager, one project manager, one senior consultant, and approximately four to five consultants ranging from all disciplines and ages.
The Innovation Immersion Program (IIP) is a student-run, global consultancy that connects students to technology and entrepreneurial companies. IIP offers the unique opportunity to work with international clients with students across many disciplines. Consultants are given the chance to travel abroad through IIP’s cultural immersion trips visiting places such as Israel, Singapore, Silicon Valley, and more. IIP is a great place for students to grow both their skills in consulting as well as their cultural awareness.
OTCR Consulting is a student-run consulting organization on campus with a dual focus on preparing students for careers in consulting and delivering excellent project work their clients. Started back in 2000, OTCR has maintained a strong association with both the Colleges of Business and Engineering resulting in a good mixture of students from either side of campus. OTCR’s projects tend to focus on three main areas of expertise: Business Strategy, Technology Strategy, and Technology Development.
SCNO, Students Consulting for Non-profit Organizations, is a student-led consulting firm at the U of I Campus. Focusing on non-profit work, with entirely free services, SCNO uses a professionally inspired consulting framework. SCNO works to build new skills for their consultants in an encouraging environment. Successful applicants to SCNO have leadership potential, passion for building the organization, the ability to think outside the box, and structured problem solving. SCNO has a competitive interview process, accepting around 20% of their applicants. Their interview process includes an online application, and a case interview.