Undergraduate International Consulting Residencies
Housed in the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning, international consulting residency courses at Drexel LeBow offer students a unique combination of real-world consulting and international travel. These opportunities allow students to act as consultants to a real international company while experiencing and learning about business practices and cultural norms abroad.
Throughout the course, MGMT 370, students work in teams to tackle challenges and deliver strategies for issues significant to the company. Ten weeks of the course take place on campus, with student-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the final week of the course, students travel abroad on an international residency to present their final recommendations to the client in person. During the one-week residency, students also participate in company visits and cultural experiences.
Upcoming International Residencies
London, United Kingdom and Geneva, Switzerland – Summer 2018
This summer, travel to London and Geneva and cast as a consultant for SEP Jordan, a social-impact design company. SEP Jordan’s products are hand-crafted by women refugees in Jordan. All undergraduate students welcome to apply. Apply now! Applications open Feb. 1st – May 1st.
Previous International Residencies
Amsterdam, Netherlands/Brussels, Belgium – Fall 2017
Students consulting for a multinational software company that provides data management support for a variety of industries to:
- Develop a pricing strategy for a new product based on competitive and market analysis.
- Enhance internal communications and employee engagement for offices around the globe.
- Recommend a marketing strategy based on current customer usage analytics.
- Research values of young professionals and recommend methods for attracting and retaining young talent.
Lusaka, Zambia – Summer 2017
Students consulted for World Vision’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects to:
- Complete a cost analysis of borehole drilling operations and supply chain management
- Create a maintenance schedule for drilling rigs
- Develop sustainable business model strategies
- Recommend commercialization opportunities
Vienna, Austria/Prague, Czech Republic – Fall 2016
Students consulted for the creator of an app used to track bills and expenses to:
- Introduce tactics for expanding the company’s U.S. presence
- Provide recommendations for developing monetization strategies
- Identify opportunities for creating strategic partnerships
Saluzzo, Italy – Fall 2015
Students consulted for an olive oil producer to:
- Identify the U.S. geographic market and distribution strategies (type of stores, supply chain and importing research)
- Develop marketing and digital solutions, including a new website and presence on social media platforms
- Introduce neck tags and a new label for the product
- Develop short-term and long-term suggestions for a media campaign
Tours, France – Fall 2014
Students consulted for a winery to:
- Assist in introducing product distribution strategies
- Develop marketing and digital solutions, including a new website, product label, and print collateral
- Recommend methods for increasing tourism to the vintner’s chateau
- Present future projections for the company (5-10 years)