Students

Learn with us in PSCO

Join the Penn State Consulting Organization and gain insights from consulting professionals, practice valuable skills, work with other students and more.

The Penn State Consulting Organization (PSCO) is a student organization run by members of the Nittany Lion Consulting Group (NLCG). Members of PSCO can attend weekly lessons, develop a network with fellow PSCO members, engage with NLCG members through a mentoring program, and more.

Sign up above to express interest in PSCO's Fall 2021 training program. Information sessions will begin in August.

Community of motivated students

Members of PSCO can meet students with backgrounds from Engineering to Accounting which helps them to develop their professional network and expand their social circle. Through several methods, PSCO students can interact with NLCG members and learn what it is like to be an NLCG consultant.

Career-applicable curriculum

The mission of the Penn State Consulting Organization is to educate students in the fundamentals of consulting through weekly class sessions. Taught by tenured faculty, peers, alumni and others in the industry, PSCO is a relaxed setting where students can receive vital lessons relating to consulting.

David Lenze

Faculty Advisor

"Regardless of which College someone is in at Penn State, PSCO helps them develop skills and knowledge for the real world. In addition to exploring consulting as an industry and career path, members learn tools and techniques for creative, collaborative, data-driven problem-solving that are at the core of consulting and incredibly useful in most other career paths."

The NLCG Pathway

PSCO serves to expose interested students into what it is like to be a part of Nittany Lion Consulting Group and helps them develop the skills they will need to receive acceptance into the organization. Active participation in PSCO is highly recommended as students will be able to experience whether joining the organization is a good fit for them and will develop the prerequisite knowledge required from all candidates.

Learn more & join

Information sessions for interested students will be held sometime this summer.  Sign up here and we will send you an meeting invitation when these sessions are scheduled.

FAQs

Is it too late to join PSCO for the Spring 2021 semester?
Yes, unfortunately enrollment for PSCO for the Spring 2021 semester has closed. However, PSCO will be accepting new members for the Fall 2021 semester. Sign-ups and information about the fall PSCO class will be posted on the website before the start of the fall semester. In the meantime, you can sign up for our Consulting Listserv to learn about different consulting opportunities in industry and at Penn State. We will also have information on the fall PSCO class sent out through this Listserv.
How do I join PSCO?

There will be a link on our website’s students page that will allow you to sign up for the PSCO information sessions and the PSCO Canvas page in the fall semester. Details about the information sessions will also be sent out in the Consulting Listserv.

What is PSCO?
Run by members of the Nittany Lion Consulting Group, the Penn State Consulting Organization (PSCO) seeks to create a consulting community at Penn State by teaching students the fundamentals of consulting and making students aware of related career opportunities. Participation in PSCO’s semester-long training program gives students the opportunity to interview for the Nittany Lion Consulting Group (NLCG). The PSCO class consists of weekly lessons taught by NLCG members and alumni, interactive sessions with group work, individual and team-based case preparation, mentorship with NLCG members, and preparation for NLCG membership.
How do I interview for NLCG?
In order to interview for NLCG, you must complete the PSCO semester-long class, complete the individual and team cases in the PSCO class, and practice at least 4 mock interviews with current NLCG members. After this process, students will have one behavioral interview and one case interview.
What is NLCG?
The Nittany Lion Consulting Group (NLCG) is a student-managed, faculty-supported experiential learning program offered by Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. NLCG’s members engage with real clients to solve real-world business problems, all while earning academic credit. NLCG also focuses on preparing students for consulting related careers through a mentorship program, networking events, and case competitions.

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