The BCA Freshman Experience is a freshman’s first glimpse at the consulting industry. Freshmen enroll in our case competition and are supported through a series of five sessions that demonstrate the basics of the consulting profession. The Freshman Experience culminates in team presentations where students receive feedback from industry professionals.
We equip students with the tools and mindset needed to succeed in any case. Students learn how to approach and unravel a case with structured brainstorming.
We introduce students to several of the most popular consulting frameworks that are highly useful for any type of problem solving.
Students are immersed in a step-by-step financial modeling activity in Excel and learn how to build on basic Excel functions.
Students are introduced to the art of a consulting-style PowerPoint deck and learn best practices for communicating key insights to any stakeholder.
We teach students key elements of a highly successful presentation in any environment. Students practice speaking techniques, body language, and confidence.
Freshmen Experience sessions culminate in presentations where students display solutions to the case and skills gained throughout the Experience.