We are the Rambler Consulting Group (RCG), Loyola University Chicago's student-run managerial consulting group. Our primary objective is to offer an educational experience to Loyola students who are considering a career in consulting. We are eager to take advantage of any opportunity thrown in our direction but are currently best prepared to help small to mid-sized companies in the Chicago area with projects including, but not limited to, growth and operations.
RCG's 3 Pillars
Anyone can join! RCG case preparation includes a weekly case preparation class that will help members dip their toes into consulting culture. The case preparation side will help you learn what consulting is all about and guide you through the application process for internships and full-time positions. RCG's case preparation activities will include weekly instruction by partners/associates, weekly cases, professional panels, and a final live interview!
To join the consulting side of RCG you must apply and go through an interview process. You will get the opportunity to help the Rogers Park Edgewater community and corporations of Chicago by stepping in where large and boutique firms cannot deliver in terms of pricing and student/faculty collaboration. Associates and partners will be given paid work as we receive it. This is not a steady income stream.
RCG strives to stay up-to-date with industry standards and news. This includes conducting research either on behalf of the client or based on Associate interest. All research can be found at under our Insights tab.
LOYOLA BUSINESS LEADERSHIP HUB
Interviewed positions include Associates and Partners. Associates are those who work with clients and/or write insight articles. On a case-by-case basis, Associates will be selected for the role of Project Manager. Because the quality of RCG's projects rely heavily on expertise developed in the classroom, Associate roles will primarily be determined by experience level. Promotions are based on merit and academic progression. Those not actively working on a case are expected to conduct industry research on a topic of their choice to be published on our insights page.
Partner responsibilities are focused on the management of the club. This includes (but is not limited to) forming the curriculum, managing casework, managing insight articles, creating marketing content, coordinating clients, and structuring finances.
The Rambler Consulting Group has two advising authorities. One consists of Loyola faculty from departments across multiple schools, while the other is the Loyola Business Leadership Hub. Both serve to advise associates on projects, attract clientele, and offer constructive criticism at quarterly meetings. Each advisory board member makes a one-year commitment but can continue their affiliation each year.
The Rambler Consulting Group operates completely under the Loyola Business Leadership Hub and all finances and contracts are managed through them. The Hub also actively oversees each project.