Projects with impact

Most universities have courses and student organizations focused on consulting projects for local companies. As excellent as these experiences are, the main downside is that they're theoretical. Students are not on-site interacting with the client every day, and their work never actually gets implemented.

That's why our projects focus on finding solutions to real business problems. Simply put, Fellows’ work is never theoretical. The work our Fellows produce actually gets implemented — the work matters.

Summer 2019 Beacon Fellows at the Vendi client site in London.

Summer 2019 Beacon Fellows at the Vendi client site in London.

Project Parameters

We apply five primary parameters when defining the project with our partner firms (clients):

The project must be real, and have significant impact on the client. In other words, the project will not be a collection of menial tasks. 

1. Real


Consultants are successful only insofar as they have measurable positive impact. Therefore, the projects we work on all translate into tangible results.

2. Measurable


The work must push the Fellows; the solutions must not be obvious and must require significant mental effort and creativity to find.

3. Challenging


Projects are multi-dimensional, forcing the Fellows to use the whole of their business acumen, knowledge, and skills.

4. Multi-Faceted


The project must be robust enough to provide a constant challenge across the time of the Fellowship.

5. Substantial