Consulting Challenge

Each year, first year students are joined by students from other universities to complete the Consulting Challenge. Students from different schools work together on teams and are given a consulting project from a large Minnesota company (past companies include Medtronic, Ameriprise, 3M, and United Health Group, just to name a few). Students arrive at the sponsoring organization and are handed a packet that outlines a real organizational problem and are told to come up with a solution in just over a day. Solutions are presented to an executive panel from the host company, and a panel of I-O psychologists, who judge the proposals and declare a winner.

Winning Teams

2019 - Hosted by MDA Leadership Consulting

The 2019 consulting challenge team winners, Emily Raulston from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Colton Pogalz from St. Cloud State University, Michelle Mouton from University of Houston - Clear Lake, posing for a photo holding their awards

Pictured: Emily Raulston (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Colton Pogalz (St. Cloud State University), Michelle Mouton (University of Houston - Clear Lake)