The Consulting Industry Hiring Practice – Behind the Scenes
Topic: The Consulting Industry Hiring Practice – Behind the Scenes
Date: Mar 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
Seminar 2: 16:00-17:30
Note: It is Live Webcast Series seminar. First come, first served. Please send an email to Careersme@cuhk.edu.cn to register. You will receive a confirmation email if successfully registered.
Venue: LT 104, Cheng Dao Building
Speaker: Mr. Jonathan Kwan
Ø Entry Points
o Internship vs. Full-time Recruiting
Ø What Recruiters are Looking for in Resumes
o Top Tier Education
o Leadership & Initiative
Ø Improving Your Profile
o Going Beyond the Classroom
Ø The Interview Process
o Behaviorial / Competency-based Interviews
o Case Interviews (written vs. 1-on-1 vs. market sizing/guestimations)
o The Airplane Test
Ø Final Tips to Get In
About the Speaker:
Jon has over 15 years of experience as a career coach, management consultant, and currently as an external career advisor for the world’s top universities, including Cambridge, INSEAD, HKUST & NUS. In addition, Jon is an Affiliated Faculty member at SMU teaching Career Skills to undergraduates, and a Guest Lecturer at the NUS Business School teaching Management Communications to MBAs. Jon has also taught at the prestigious Shad Valley Program, Canada's top program for leadership and entrepreneurship.
Originally from Toronto, Jon spent 7 years with one of the top consulting practices in the world, advising clients in the financial services industry, retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, hi-tech and the public sector, especially in the areas of Business & IT Strategy. In addition, Jon was a member of the Campus Recruiting Team for 6 years, which he led for 3. In this capacity, he reviewed resumes, conducted interviews and defined the recruiting strategy that has led to over 100 interns, undergraduates and MBAs joining the company during his tenure.
Having had the fortune to live and work on 3 separate continents, Jon now calls Singapore home. Outside of work, he is the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the CUTC Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on technology education and awareness. In Asia, he recently founded Audacity, a movement that provides role models and encourages youth to not be afraid of following the road less traveled during their careers.
Jon holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours – Co-op) in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, you can find him playing Ultimate Frisbee in and around the island.