The Business Operations Consulting Workshop (BOC) is a uniquely dual-focused experiential workshop designed to familiarize students with the supply chain/operations and consulting fields to prepare them for a career in the fast-growing field of operations consulting. While many workshop graduates accept positions in either consulting or manufacturing firms, the skills and friendships that students make are immensely valuable to any career aspirations that a member may have.
The workshop is focused around two courses.
- BOC 1- Business Operations Consulting (BUS-P 255)
Lead by Prof. Katie Votolato, BOC 1 is an intensive seminar-based course that focuses on the basic building blocks of supply chain, operations, and consulting: supply chain basics, analysis, presentation, and teamwork. Students take this course in the fall of their sophomore or junior years. Speakers vary, representing a wide variety of manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, and consulting firms.
- BOC 2- Business Operations Consulting: Essentials (BUS-P 355)
BOC 2 builds upon the supply chain frameworks from the previous year and focuses on operations practices in the frame of the consulting industry. Taught by Prof. Carl Briggs, the course will be built around various speakers from a variety of consulting backgrounds, ranging from large firms to specialized consultancies. Principles such as design thinking, lean methods, and process design will also be covered. Students take this course in the fall of their junior or senior years.
The BOC Experience
From the recruiting process to the bi-weekly meetings held outside of class time in the late fall and spring semesters, the BOC prides itself on being driven by the students. Once accepted into the workshop, students will learn from older members the fundamentals of the consulting industry and receive professional development in the semester leading up to the BOC 1 course. Throughout the year, various professional and social networking events are held.