CState Consulting

Creating Symbiotic Relationships

CState is a program within CSU’s College of Business that allows students to learn the fundamentals of Consulting while serving real-life clients. This program allows for value added on both ends: students leave with a valuable experience, while clients have received world-class business advice for virtually no cost at all. In addition, the students and clients have just added each other to their professional network, which opens the door for further employment or mentorship.

Students: Jumpstart your college career

“The Consulting Practicum has provided me with an experience that no other undergraduate course has afforded me. The opportunity to complete real work for a real client has given me incredible insight into the consulting world.”

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Clients: Gain perspective while giving back

“Its an amazing program because I am gaining immediate value from the students, but I can also see them learning throughout the process.”

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Consulting Practicum

Do you find yourself daydreaming about creative solutions, or do you get excited to solve difficult problems? Are you a self-starter that is ready to jump into the consulting industry? Most importantly, are you ready to get more out of your college education? If this sounds like you, the Consulting Practicum would be an excellent fit. The Consulting Practicum breaks students up into consulting teams and allows them to consult for a real business throughout the course of a semester. Students have a preference on which business they would like to consult for, allowing students to explore their interests and utilize their unique skillset.  While this is a student-led course, student teams will still have the support of their course advisor, Bill Shuster, and several experienced consultants who can provide insight to best practices and industry trends.

Consulting Club

The Consulting Club is an excellent fit for any student looking to learn more about consulting without the semester-long commitment. Club members get the chance to hear from experienced consultants from top firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, and Accenture. In addition, students will get the opportunity to complete workshops and case studies to enhance their understanding of consulting, such as unpacking a case study, communicating with clients, and much more. Students will make valuable connections with experienced consultants, faculty in the College of Business, and other students with similar interests. To get involved with the Consulting Club, send an email to cstateconsulting@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list.

Point of Contact

Bill Shuster

Bill Shuster

CState Program Advisor

Bill Shuster teaches the course associated with CState Consulting. His years of consulting experience allows him to effectively teach students how to manage their projects and build a relationship with their client. 

Alumni Spotlight: Kylie Walsh

Kylie was Secretary of the Consulting Club, and has now continued on to work for Blue Horseshoe as a Management Consulting Analyst. Kylie got her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Supply Chain and Finance. She was extremely involved in the College of Business throughout her undergraduate career, and looks forward to helping current students accelerate in their career. 

Kyle Walsh


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