Dear prospective applicants and Michigan community,
Welcome! On behalf of Nexecon Consulting Group, thank you for taking the time to learn more about our organization. We’re a passionate community of student leaders committed to our organization, our work, and our collective growth. Most of all, we are a tight-knit group of nearly 60 members who have collectively found our Michigan family in each other. After joining my freshman year, I can truly say that this organization has completely changed my undergraduate experience. Whether it’s finding a valuable internship/job, developing irreplaceable soft and hard skills, or making lifelong friends, Nexecon has the resources and network to help.
Nexecon was founded in 2008 amidst the Great Recession. As the American economy collapsed and left an unforgiving job market for graduating college students in its path, our founding members sought to create an organization that provided differentiating real-world experiences to its members while helping businesses in need. By creating Nexecon, they were successful in their goal of providing employment opportunities for their first graduating class. Since then, Nexecon has grown into the premier consulting organization on campus. We now service clients of every size, industry, and sector, and for the last 13 years have worked with local non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and small businesses from all across the globe. We seek to offer a broad range of experiences to every member, even during Covid-19. Our mission as an organization remains as clear as ever: to equip every one of our members with the skills and instruction they need to achieve their career goals while cultivating a supportive and inclusive community.
Nexecon has become a central part of my college experience, career trajectory, and community here at Michigan. We are committed to bringing you a fun, safe and informative experience in a virtual format, and are so excited to introduce you to our organization and people. To learn more about our Fall 2021 recruiting schedule, please visit the “How to Join” tab, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
Mingxuan (Minnie) Sun
The NCG Advantage
Breadth of Projects
From start-ups to non-profits to Fortune 500 companies, Nexecon exposes you to a variety of work in a multitude of sectors. As an analyst, each semester you will have the opportunity to gain skills related to market-entry, optimization, and strategic growth while having a tangible impact on a client.
Working on a Nexecon project team is unlike any other undergraduate team work experience. All of our members understand that a positive, collaborative working environment requires each member to challenge and encourage each other while still finding time to have fun.
From informal guidance by Senior Project Advisors and Project Managers to one-on-one meetings with E-Board, Nexecon ensures its members are adequately equipped to reach their career goals. Each analyst goes through a series of professional trainings, including annual resume and recruiting workshops.
A Week in the Life of a New Analyst
SundayAttend new analyst training with executive board to boost your skills in a variety of areas such as strategic frameworks, data visualization, or excel! Following training, attend a Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) meeting. SPUs are internal projects that range from creating a past-project database to managing our Instagram to planning socials.
TuesdayAttend weekly project team meeting with your six person team consisting of a project manager, four analysts, and a senior project advisor. During the project meeting, you will present your workstream and help determine what areas to focus on next week. Later, grab coffee with your Nexecon mentor and get guidance regarding academics, career, and life.
ThursdayWork on your weekly workstream, which may consist of conducting market research, brainstorming strategic initiatives, creating a financial model, or producing slides. Throughout the week, you will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of events ranging from networking sessions to spikeball games to virtual game nights.
FridayAttend a community gathering. Every two weeks, Nexecon hosts a community gathering where every member in Nexecon comes together, grabs food, and touches base on project happenings. Later in the weekend, hang out with your analyst class and other Nexecon members through bonding events such as scavenger hunts and bonfires.
"My experience in Nexecon has been more than just engagements with clients, which have varied from a Fortune 500 automaker, women's athleisure retailer, and an Ann Arbor spa and fitness provider. It has also included an amazing career excursion to Chicago, where we visted firms like McKinsey & Company, the Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company. Nexecon has also provided me with a diverse community of peers and is where I have found some of my closest friends"
"Nexecon has provided me far more than a tangible, challenging, yet encouraging environment to acquire a variety of business skills. From an approachable E-Board and incredible client projects, to mentoring project managerss and awesome analyst peers, it's the people who make Nexecon great. Nexecon is more than a consulting group: to me its been a personable - yet professional - community to grow, learn, connect, and help solve some of the world's toughest business problems."
"Joining as a sophomore, Nexecon seemed like an incredible opportunity to gain real world experience in an industry I found interesting. While that has remained true, it is all the other skills originally overlooked that have led to many of my successes. The ability to forge relationships with clients and deliver months worth of analysis in a matter of minutes are skills I now recognize the importance of. Nexecon has been an organization where I find four or five students each semester that I first learn from every day, then begin to rely on and soon enough consider them my friends."