We enable students to make a meaningful impact on the local community. ThinkPod allows groups of students with diverse backgrounds from all faculties to work on a semester-long project provided by a Social Change Organisation e.g. charity, social enterprise, socially-conscious business.
Weekly skills workshops and mentorship throughout the programme ensures that our student consultants receive plenty of support to:
- Break down the issues
- Construct a recommendation
- Prepare a report on the analysis and results
- Deliver a concise and professional presentation to the client on the team’s recommendations
On the client side, this service aims to help organisations overcome a particular problem, or provide them with background information to start a new venture.
Why should you apply to become a ThinkPod Consultant?
Our student consultants gain practical consulting experience in a real world project, whilst developing personal skills and demonstrating their passion for social change. The ThinkPod programme allows students to make a tangible impact in the community.
We don’t expect our consultants to know anything about consulting or projects prior to ThinkPod. Our programme is a great introduction to what work is like in the real world. University has an emphasis on the theoretical. There are in-built safety nets in the form of tutorials, office hours, and platforms like Piazza through which students can have all their questions answered. The ThinkPod Consulting experience mirrors the real world in that each team must do their own research, come up with appropriate assumptions (if need be), and be able to reason their recommendations where there is no ‘correct’ solution.