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Undergraduate International Consulting Residencies

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 380, 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 Consulting Residencies

Lilongwe, Malawi – Summer 2019

Interested in learning about social impact consulting and improving the quality of life for people around the world? Next summer, students have the opportunity to help World Vision International assess health and sanitation products, develop a strategic plan for product standards and implementation, identify commercialization opportunities, and develop a comprehensive marketing strategy. Students will travel to Malawi in September 2019 to present final deliverables.

Lausanne, Switzerland and Rome, Italy – Fall 2018

In the fall term, students will consult for AEG Worldwide, a sporting and music entertainment organization then travel to Switzerland and Italy to present their final deliverables.


Previous International Consulting Residencies

London, United Kingdom/Geneva, Switzerland – Summer 2018

Students consulted for SEP Jordan, a social-impact luxury fashion and home accessories brand, to:

  • Develop a digital marketing strategy
  • Research and write a social impact report
  • Analyze website engagement and SEO performance
  • Recommend a brand ambassador program and processes

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Amsterdam, Netherlands/Brussels, Belgium – Fall 2017

Students consulted 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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Read more about the consulting project in France | View photo gallery