Meet strategy consulting and Oliver Wyman at The Casecracker

24 September 2021 2 min. read
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In November, global consulting firm Oliver Wyman is organising the next edition of its ‘The Casecracker’, the firm’s annual recruiting event in the Netherlands for ambitious students aspiring a career in strategy consulting.

Taking place on November 11 and 12 2021, students selected for The Casecracker will receive a walkthrough of life as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman in Amsterdam during a two-day pressure cooker and interactive environment. The event kicks off with an overview of what strategy consulting entails, and what it is like to work at a consultancy that helps its clients with solving some of their most strategic and pressing topics.

Participants are provided with a mix of workshops and trainings from Oliver Wyman’s experts enabling them to develop consulting skills such as problem solving, brainstorming, teamwork and presenting. These skills are then put into practice (together with a team) during a real-life case. Meanwhile, a coach will guide students through the process aimed at maximising their learning experience.

Raquel Salazar Martín and Jochem Huismans - Oliver Wyman

“I learned about the industry, Oliver Wyman, their work and their culture from many different angles, ranging from workshops, showcases and case solving sessions to more informal social activities at the end of each day. There were also many opportunities for engagement, where I felt comfortable to ask any question I had or participate in the interesting discussions,” says Raquel Salazar Martín, who participated in The Casecracker’s 2020 edition.

Another of last year’s participants, Jochem Huismans, says that the event confirmed his interest in pursuing a career in strategy consulting. Oliver Wyman attracted him in particular for its diverse and down-to-earth culture. “The different problem-solving techniques that were facilitated during the event helped me prepare for the interviews.” Fast forward twelve months, and Huismans managed to land an internship at the firm.

“The great experience and atmosphere among Oliver Wyman’s team led me to apply for an internship. Now as an intern, I am pleased to experience the same fun and open atmosphere while working with colleagues on projects.”

Echoing Jochem’s words, Raquel recalls: “What I liked the most about The Casecracker was that I had the chance to meet almost everyone from Oliver Wyman’s office [the firm has 45 consultants and staff in its Dutch office].” She too was enthused about returning to the firm, which she realised at the start of this month having been invited to join the strategy consulting firm as an intern.

“All in all, I can say that The Casecracker gave me a great first impression of what it is like to be a consultant at Oliver Wyman,” concludes Raquel.

Interested in applying for The Casecracker in November 2021? Check out the event page for details.

Globally, Oliver Wyman has over 5,000 consultants and staff working from offices in 60+ cities in nearly 30 countries.