Applications are closed for 2023/2024.
What is the Bachelor Consultancy Project?
The Bachelor Consultancy Project (BCP) is looking for ambitious students for a challenging study option or extracurricular activity. Together with three or four other students, you will work as a real student consultant and help a company with a current and real-life business problems. The BCP gives students the opportunity to conduct research for an interesting company. The project will be evaluated by an expert consultant from a consultancy firm, Eurékon, who will guide you as a mentor.
The Bachelor Consultancy Project is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience within a company, in order to develop yourself professionally and socially in various aspects.
By participating in the BCP, you will:
- Gain experience as a student consultant under guidance of a consultancy company
- Put your theory to use in the practical setting
- Strengthen your analytical and management skills
- Broaden your network and come into contact with your potential employers
- Boost your CV with practical skills
- Learn to work closely with a team
- Become a member of MAEUR (for free!): get inspired during different events and meet new people during member activities
As a third-(/fourth-)year bachelor student (academic year 2023-2024), you will be able to apply for the Bachelor Consultancy Project. During the entire project, you will be guided by a consultant from Eurekon, a strategy consultancy firm based in Rotterdam.
In early October, the project will start with a kick-off meeting with the other participants, preliminary research and the first meeting with the company. During the kick-off meeting you will get to know each other and what project you will be working on for the upcoming months. By visiting the company you will know for whom you are conducting the research and all questions can be answered.
October – November: Desk research
You will start with the actual research in October. During this phase of the project, knowledge and data is gathered about the company and the market. Both internal company information and external sources will be used.
November – December: Field research
During a period of 4 to 6 weeks you will conduct field research in the relevant market. You will investigate the market by gathering information from all kinds of different stakeholders. For example, you will interview clients or experts and conduct surveys.
December – January: Completion and reporting
The results of the desk and field research will eventually be combined and documented in a final report. This consultancy report must be submitted to your mentor and the company in December/January. To conclude your research, you will present your findings to the company.
What is expected from you?
- Attendance at offical BCP kick-off end of September
- Meeting at the office of your case company to get started in beginning October
- Weekly meetings with your group to work on the project
- Bi-weekly update meetings with your mentor
- Final presentation at the company in December/January
The project runs from October until December/January. It will take approximately 12 to 16 hours per week, depening on the phase of the project.
Looking for an extra challenge? Apply as Team Lead!
As a Team Lead, you will be the main contact person with MAEUR, with your mentor and the company you're working for. This requires excellent communication skills, providing structure, and keeping an overview of the project. Click here to read more about being a Team Lead for the Bachelor Consultancy Project.
More about Eurékon
Consultants from Eurékon will guide you during the process. Eurékon is a strategic consultancy firm based in Rotterdam. Solving complex issues is their passion. In doing so they go beyond the brilliant analysis. They trigger large organizations to start moving by devoting their hearts and minds to the organization's needs. Together with their clients, they develop solutions that are both recognizable to them yet fundamentally different. And that contributes to sustainably better results – both for Eurékon's clients and for society at large.The result of their work is a concrete strategy that clearly shows what to do differently tomorrow in order to achieve sustainably better results – at all layers of the organization.
The selection of participants will be made based on your CV, motivation, and an interview. More information can be found in the student brochure!
For questions, don’t hesitate to send an email to Michael van Klompenburg at email@example.com.
BCP participants of 2022