Manager and Mentor
Every team requires a leader, regardless of how competent its members are. At the Beacon Fellowship, we ensure that that leader has been there and done that.
Every Project Manager at the Beacon Fellowship is an experienced Consultant, who has worked professionally for years. What's more, he or she is a personable, engaging teacher, who is eager to work with and share his or her knowledge with motivated students.
Project Manager Engagement
The Project Manager works with the Fellows throughout the students' entire time with the Fellowship:
Project Manager and the Fellows connect twice prior to the Launch Date:
30-minute one-on-one conversation as an introduction, and to solidify the Project Manager's understanding of the Fellow's interests, abilities, questions, and goals.
- 2-hour team meeting to meet the other Fellows and receive robust Consulting 101 training around the client, their industry, the project, how Consultants think and operate, how to interact with the client, and how the team will be framing and approaching the client's problem.
The Project Manager is with the Fellows in-person throughout the entire project, and he or she:
- Ensures that the individual Fellows, as well as the team as a whole, are progressing at the pace necessary to achieve the various set goals
- Allows each Fellow to have substantial autonomy and responsibility for their work, serving more to advise and guide than to manage details
- Provides real-time training, insights, and tips and tricks, based on his or her years of professional experience
- Speaks individually with the Fellows to understand their career aspirations and questions, and provides insight and perspective around questions of career discernment
Following the project, many of the Fellows maintain professional relationships with their Project Manager, many of whom have written letters of recommendation, served as references, or else kept in touch.