Unchain Your Potential

Strategy& Blockchain Business Course 2019, Barcelona

Let's explore Blockchain together!

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 27-29 November 2019
Application deadline: 6 October 2019

We would like to invite you to our Business Course: 'Unchain Your Potential'. Together with ~20 other participants you will embark on a unique adventure in Barcelona. We will dive into the digital technology that has the potential to profoundly disrupt many industries - Blockchain. Over a period of three days, we will analyze the opportunities and risks and find answers to our client's strategic questions. During the business course you will get an excellent opportunity to experience what it is to be a Strategy Consultant at Strategy& and explore one of the most vibrant cities of Europe. Join our Business Course and Unchain your Potential!

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Programme

Today we will introduce you to the exciting world of Blockchain and you will experience what Strategy Consulting is all about! We will fly to Barcelona in the early morning, teach you how to adopt our "Hypothesis Driven Approach" to problem solving, walk through Blockchain's basics and discuss how Blockchain is driving fundamental change in different industries around the globe.

Afterwards we will go for a relaxing dinner and you will have the opportunity to explore lovely Barcelona and have dinner in an authentic place outside the touristy areas!

Armed with the Strategy Consulting and Blockchain knowledge acquired on the first day, you will start cracking the case we have designed for you based on a real-life engagement. Together with your team you will deal with the typical challenges a consultant is exposed to on a daily basis: breaking down a complex and ambiguous problem into its main components, formulating initial hypotheses, analyzing data and synthesizing an initial view on potential ways forward.

After hard case work, we will go downtown for an entertaining activity. Then, we will go for a nice dinner and closeout the day by exploring Barcelona’s vibrant club life.

We will take the morning flight back to Amsterdam and finalize the case work in our Amsterdam office. Each group will present their findings to our Executive Board, which is made up of those people that ask the most difficult questions. Afterwards, we will celebrate your successful delivery with dinner and drinks in the city center of Amsterdam together with many of our colleagues.

Crack our Blockchain case and explore Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the most epic cities in the world!

You will play an active, leading role and experiment instead of observe in order to grasp the basic idea behind Blockchain and how the technology works.

In teams, we will develop trend-setting strategies around the topic, and give you the opportunity to develop and prove your analytical skills over the period of three days. Work with us to analyze this digital megatrend and develop a future-proof Blockchain strategy.

Throughout the Business Course, you will be coached by our experienced consultants. Our coaching is focused on contributing to your personal development through numerous feedback sessions, enabling you to become familiar with our approach and working style and taking time to learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges in the life of a strategy consultant.

Selection process

You can apply directly by uploading your resume, high school grades and university grades here. The application deadline is 6 October.

We will inform you shortly after the deadline as to whether or not you have been selected for the interview round. We will send instructions to all interviewees on how to best prepare for the two case interviews.

Questions about ‘Unchain your Potential’ Business Course

What does our business course ‘Unchain Your Potential’ offer you?

  • Opportunity to crack a multi-day case and present your findings together while being coached by Strategy& consultants 
  • Opportunity to qualify for a ‘fast-track’ recruitment process for an Associate or Intern position (please see question 4 for more details )
  • A personal mentor who will provide you with feedback and answer all your questions about the entry process and development opportunities at Strategy&
  • Opportunity to interact with other highly qualified students from all over the Netherlands
  • Blockchain knowledge and its application to strategic issues
  • And last but not least: experience Barcelona

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How does the application work?

You can submit your application via our online tool. Please note we can no longer accept applications after the deadline. Please provide the following documents in English as part of your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of grades from High School, Bachelor and Master’s degree

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Do I need special skills or a specific background to attend the 'Unchain your Potential' Business Course?

We are looking for talented Master’s students in the final stage of their studies from all academic backgrounds and universities. No specific background or expertise is needed to attend 'Unchain your Potential' Business Course. What counts is your intellectual curiosity and interest in strategy consulting. A firm grasp of the Dutch language is required.

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What are the next steps after participation in 'Unchain your Potential' Business Course?

  • Internship position: The process consists of 1 round with 3 case interviews in total (instead of 4 case interviews). All case interviews will take place on the same day and you will be informed of the outcome and receive final feedback at the end of the day.
  • Associate position: The process consists of 2 rounds with 4 case interviews in total (instead of 6 case interviews). All case interviews will take place on the same day and you will be informed of the outcome and receive final feedback at the end of the day.

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How can I get in touch with the recruitment team for additional questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter team via recruitment.amsterdam@strategyand.nl.pwc.com. Like our Facebook-page and stay informed about the latest news on Strategy& and this Business Course.

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The ‘Unchain your Potential’ team

Harman Korte

Manager

Background: Econometrics at University of Amsterdam

Chrysa Sofra

Senior Associate

Background: MBA at Harvard Business School, Environmental Engineering and Business Management at Imperial College London, Chemical Engineering National Technical University of Athens

Friso Blankenspoor

Associate

Background: Quantitative Finance at Bocconi University Milan and Econometrics at University of Amsterdam

Michelle van Meer

Associate

Background: Political Science at University Leiden

Constantijn Sa

Associate

Background: Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft

Roland Daamen

Associate

Background: Applicable Mathematics at the Londen School of Economics and Political Science, Operations Research and Management Science and Econometrics at Tilburg University

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