The second year of the Graduate Consulting Club’s (GCC) existence has passed. The General Assembly held on the 21st of July at ETH Zürich was an excellent time to self-reflect, analyze the past and a set of a bold vision for the future of the club in its two cities – Basel and Zürich. After greeting the attendants, the outgoing President Matija gave the activity report of the last year when he had led the association.

The last year of the GCC was marked by one word – growth. After establishing itself in its first year, the club has set its course on growth in all aspects: from the number of members and companies that we work with to the activities that we offer to our members. We have more than doubled the number of members and companies we held events with and we have opened the pro-bono consulting practice which offers consulting experience to our members. Our pilot project with an ETH PhD-student organization was a tremendous success. Three projects are currently underway and three more are planned until the end of the year.

After the activity report, the club’s Treasurer Kathrin presented the financial statement. With generous support from our partners, we are firmly in the green. We have sufficient resources to provide our members with everything they need in the first steps of their careers. We thank our partners for this support.

The great success that the club enjoyed last year was the direct result of dedicated work by its Executive Committee. Matija thanked them profusely for their commitment before passing the mantle of leadership to the new generation. The Executive Committee for the next period was elected as follows:

·        President: Jue Theresa Wang

·        Treasurer: Kathrin Chojnowska

·        Secretary: Olga Matveeva

·        Pro-bono Practice Coordination: Patrick Nicklas Stipp

·        Marketing and Public Outreach: Aleksandar Totev

·        Events Organization: Chelsea Chen

We wish them a lot of success!

Their bold vision for the future of the club centers around the consolidation of current operations and the expansion into new markets. Current operations will be consolidated by establishing  protocols for their execution and streamlining the procedures. The two most promising new markets to expand into are the University of Zürich and the humanities faculties of the University of Basel. By firmly establishing our presence there, GCC will become the go-to organization for consulting preparation in both cities. It is an exciting time for the club. We hope that you will follow us on our journey to create an exceptional environment for consulting preparation in German-speaking Switzerland.