Live Webcast——What is Management Consulting
Topic: What is Management Consulting: Knowing the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Date: Mar 1, 2017 (Wednesday)
Note: It is Live Webcast Series seminar. First come, first served. Please send an email to Careersme@cuhk.edu.cn to register. You will receive a confirmation email if successfully registered.
Venue: LT 104, Cheng Dao Building
Speaker: Mr. Jonathan Kwan
Ø What is Management Consulting?
Ø Industry Overview
o Who the Major Players are in the different consulting specialties (Strategy vs. IT vs. Human Capital)
o The Consulting Project Lifecycle
Ø The Good, the Bad & the Ugly o Why Students are so attracted to the profession (e.g. intellectual challenge, travel…)
o The tough aspects of the job (e.g. dealing with ambiguity, long hours…)
o The unspoken realities of consulting
Ø What Do You Actually Do
o Walkthrough of a few different projects, and the role of a fresh undergraduate
Ø Your Future Career Path
o How Career Progression works differently in Consulting than in Industry
About the Speaker:
Jon has over 15 years of experience as a career coach, management consultant, and currently as an external career advisor for the world’s top universities, including Cambridge, INSEAD, HKUST & NUS. In addition, Jon is an Affiliated Faculty member at SMU teaching Career Skills to undergraduates, and a Guest Lecturer at the NUS Business School teaching Management Communications to MBAs. Jon has also taught at the prestigious Shad Valley Program, Canada's top program for leadership and entrepreneurship.
Originally from Toronto, Jon spent 7 years with one of the top consulting practices in the world, advising clients in the financial services industry, retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, hi-tech and the public sector, especially in the areas of Business & IT Strategy. In addition, Jon was a member of the Campus Recruiting Team for 6 years, which he led for 3. In this capacity, he reviewed resumes, conducted interviews and defined the recruiting strategy that has led to over 100 interns, undergraduates and MBAs joining the company during his tenure.
Having had the fortune to live and work on 3 separate continents, Jon now calls Singapore home. Outside of work, he is the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the CUTC Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on technology education and awareness. In Asia, he recently founded Audacity, a movement that provides role models and encourages youth to not be afraid of following the road less traveled during their careers.
Jon holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours – Co-op) in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, you can find him playing Ultimate Frisbee in and around the island.