International Consulting Program (ICP) developed in cooperation with the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University brings every year together 20 students supervised by four faculty members from both universities. Every June, mixed student teams work 14 days on a hands-on intensive consulting projects for the top-rank partners as Boscolo Hotel Prague, Eurojet Intercontinental, Slovenija Center, UNICEF, Verlag Dashoefer, Western Union and more.
Who can apply for ICP 2017?
Students have to be at least in the 2nd year of their BA studies (or any year of MA), have GPA above 2.5 and show interest in projects in business, non-governmental sector. Business major is welcome, but not required.
In June 2017, we prepare a 5th year of this summer school. As a special offer, selected 3 AAU students can attend the US part of the program (Richmond, Virginia) and experience the complete 5 weeks of this exciting project (for 6 US credits!). Richmond part consists of class preparations and work on projects for American clients and Prague part consists of 2 week intensive consulting for Prague partners.
Do attend a short information session scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 at 17:45 in 2.06 led by Peter Bolcha, Prague Direcor of the program. Put yourself on a guest list here or contact him directly via email.
„The International Consulting Practicum gave me an opportunity to apply my education and get a valuable glimpse into the consulting profession. To my own surprise, I got a chance to apply those skills practically immediately after the program ended. We developed a really friendly relationship with our client even spending an evening with them over a dinner. The ICP attracts highly motivated students; working with such teammates was actually really enjoyable.“ Michal Hron, AAU Student participant 2016
“For me personally, the ICP is about working as a team, dealing with the difficulties that arise during the intensive work, adapting to work under stress, and discovering how the team spirit can cheer you up and encourage you to keep going. It is a real life experience during which I gained important knowledge about the team and cross-cultural communication, as well as the importance of coming out of my comfort zone (or study area) into something unknown. Plus, I felt like part of one big family with all the nice people participating and gained many new lovely friends!” Laura Brathová, AAU Student participant 2015
More about ICP
This special 3-credit course teaches students how to conduct consulting engagements by providing both academic background through readings and classroom sessions and practice application through solving real issues submitted by our project partners. We are proud to be affiliated with such exclusive and international brands, and because they see the value in the input and ideas of ICP students, we have been able to continue regular cooperation over the past 4 years.
The intensive, 14-day program is accompanied by socializing and networking events including dinners and weekend tours. AAU volunteers organize interesting and beneficial student orientation as well as the informal evening beer meet-ups (Thanks to them!).