Kearney Strategy Challenge
The Kearney Strategy Challenge is our number one recruitment event and your chance to experience life as a strategy consultant at Kearney.
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The next Strategy Challenge will take place from Wednesday November 11th till Friday November 13th, 2020. During this three-day business course, you and 23 other selected top students will dive into a challenging real life case supported by Kearney consultants.

The event

During Kearney’s Strategy Challenge everything is arranged to ensure a fully catered experience. You will get to know Kearney’s people, our vision and the day-to-day work of a strategy consultant. Together with the other participant you will be immersed in the company atmosphere through lunches, dinners and fantastic evening programs. We look forward to meeting you!

The case

As a strategy consultant you help businesses, organizations and governments to make essential strategic decisions: decisions with impact! You will experience the work of a strategy consultant by solving a challenging case for our new partner African Parks. During the three-day challenge you and your team will aim to investigate ‘the question behind the question’, you will define the problem and develop a direction to solve the case. To solve the case, you will be coached by experienced Kearney consultants. The highlight will be the presentation of your team’s solution to our consultants and the COO of African Parks.

Who is eligible for this event?

Are you an excellent academic student with unlimited ambition and good sense for human interaction? Additionally, are you a team player with a creative mind set who can develop tailored solutions to complex problems? Regardless of your academic profile, we challenge you to apply!

*Please note that having a profound level of the Dutch language skills, both verbal and written, is a requisite for participating in our events.

The application process

Only a limited number of students can participate in the Strategy Challenge. Because the number of applications often exceeds our maximum, we select students through the following steps:

  1. You apply through the application form on the website
  2. To complete your application we need your CV, high school transcript, University transcript(s) and profile picture
  3. Application deadline: Monday September 21st, 2020.
  4. For this event we require you to come to our Amsterdam office for interviews. We will inform you by the 28th of September if you are invited for the interview round