Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
How does a typical session of the case.study.course look like?
In a regular session, you will meet consultants from our corporate partners and you will be challenged by them with a case. Depending on the firm, you will solve the case either individually or in small groups, present the results in front of the consultants and then get feedback from the consultants and/or the case.study.course board. Sometimes, our corporate partners like to focus on certain aspects of case studies, interview skills or presentation techniques, and therefore might alter the sessions to a topic-specific workshop. Besides that, our kick-off session will provide all participants with the theoretical background you will need for the upcoming sessions and is therefore held by the case.study.course team.
After every session there will be a dinner, during which you can socialize with the consultants and ask them questions about working at their firm. The dinners, which are free of charge for the participants, are integral part of the case.study.course.
What can I learn from the course?
The focus of the case.study.course is on solving cases. Therefore, you will acquire diverse skills that are related to team-based case solving and presentation of results. This includes problem-solving techniques and concepts, team working under pressure, interview procedures and several more. Former participants reported that they greatly improved their abilities relevant in consulting interviews.
How many students can participate?
Usually, we admit 16 students to our session series.
Are there any costs?
No, the case.study.course is completely free of charge. The dinners after the sessions are covered either by the CSC board or our corporate partners.
How many sessions can I miss?
We require presence and commitment at all six sessions to guarantee a smooth session to our partners and the remaining participants. Please only apply if you are able to meet this requirement. Health-related matters are of course excluded from this policy.
Is a good level of German required?
No, the sessions will be held in English. However, it might be that one of the participating firms require German if you want to apply and work there! So check the respective company website out, if interested.
Who can apply?
We accept applications from enrolled bachelor, master and doctoral students. There are no restrictions regarding study subject or university.
Can I earn ECTS?
No, there are no ECTS points awarded for the case.study.course.
Is there a dress code?
Yes, we would like to support a pleasant and professional atmosphere. Therefore, we kindly ask you to wear a “business/smart casual” outfit like, for instance, a shirt or a blouse, but NO ties or suits. During our welcome session, you will get an impression of the established dress code.
Do I need to prepare for the course?
No, a specific preparation is not necessary. In the kick-off session we will introduce you to the most important concepts; the rest is just learning by doing.
Is it possible to join the board?
Yes! Just talk to one of the board members present at the sessions. We are always looking for highly motivated people!
Do I get a proof of participation?
Yes. Upon request a formal certificate will be handed out to you if you do not miss more than one session. The document will be signed by the organization board, as well as by Prof. Dr. Thonemann.
Further questions? Don't hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org!