IIM students launch portal to help new consultants

October 23rd, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) Interested in a career in business consultancy, but don’t know where to begin? Well, for starters, you could log on to www.learn2consult.com, a portal launched by three students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).”The portal has been designed in such a way that it acts as a one-stop shop for all those who want to know about consulting or want to start their career in the field,” said IIM Lucknow (IIML) student and co-founder of the portal Karan Ahuja.

The portal’s other founders are Alok Rustagi, a student of IIM Kozhikode, and Rajat Kashyap of IIML.

“As there was no comprehensive portal dedicated to graduate students, management students or beginners who want to make a career in consulting, we thought of designing such a website,” added Ahuja.

The portal has also been linked to industry experts in order to provide expert guidance.

The other highlight of the portal is its ‘Ask the expert’ section where beginners can find answers to their queries and questions.

According to the IIM students, there are still lots of speculations and myths about consulting as a profession.

Most of the students don’t have a clear focus towards consulting. This is primarily due to traditional preference for finance oriented jobs and lack of dedicated courses designed to train people in consulting skills, they said.

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