What better way to learn teamwork, leadership, and the art of communication than to immerse yourself in a consulting project whose outcome will have a profound impact on lives and businesses?
All students in the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) Program enroll in The Practice of Consulting, a course during intersession of the first year. In the fall of your first year, you will choose an immersion project – some are abroad, others near JHU – and then over intersession, in a team of 3 – 4 people, you will work intensively with your clients, listening to their problems and researching potential solutions.
In January 2016, 8 Hopkins graduate students toured Portuguese startups, testing their consulting skills, during the Study Portugal Network’s Faculty Led Programs.
See the video from the 2019 Portugal Immersion Program:
This December & January, MSEM students will be touring Portugal, Israel, Denmark, or Baltimore for the Practice of Consulting.
Here’s a video from the 2019 Israel Immersion trip:
The 2015 Immersion class went to Israel and Panama as well as Baltimore. See below for journals from these locations.
A student with international experience will be better prepared to work in teams with people from different backgrounds and with different views. They are also more likely to be more open-minded, flexible and able to adapt to any situation. International exposure opens the mind to different ways of thinking and challenges students to consider innovative approaches and solutions.”Kerrie-Ann Stein-Goujon, Head of Employment and Recruitment, Airbus Group qtd. in “What are employers really looking for when hiring graduates?” (European Association for International Education, 2012, p.25)
Pearson Efficacy & Research, Employability in Higher Education: A review of practice and strategies around the world
University of Exeter, March 2016, page 29