Students: Get Involved

Students: Get InvolvedThe Business Clinic is part of the new initiative ‘USW Exchange’ aiming to develop the relationship between academia and industry. It enables USW students to have the personal skills, awareness and discipline essential in the workplace.

The USW Business Clinic is an education scheme whereby a group of students participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our clients. The service is offered for all types of companies from SME’s, multi-national and through to not for profit organisations. Students get to the root of the problem, which results in a detailed report and presentation of their recommendations.

The Business Clinic is able to provide support in the following areas:

  •          Logistical review and recommendations
  •          Human resources audit and recommendations
  •          Feasibility studies and on strategic decisions or expansion
  •          Digital marketing and social media audits
  •          Strategic marketing reviews

The Business Clinic is looking for potential students to express an interest in working with the Clinic. If you are considering your career path, and whether your knowledge and skills are applicable to today’s job market, the following opportunity with USW Business Clinic could be for you.

Benefits of working with the Clinic:

  •          Opportunity to gain industrial experience
  •          Applying theoretical knowledge to practice
  •          Developing effective communication skills
  •          Enhancing your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

About the role of Trainee Consultant:

Through conducting and analysing research, Trainee Consultants make recommendations to organisations to help them improve their business performance for example in terms of operations, profitability, management, structure or strategy.

General responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research, surveys and interviews to gain understanding of the business
  • Analysing statistics
  • Detecting issues and investigating ways to resolve them
  • Assessing the pros and cons of possible strategies
  • Compiling and presenting information orally, visually and in writing
  • Making recommendations for improvement and presenting findings to client

Key skills required by Trainee Consultants:

Trainee Consultants are expected to demonstrate the following core values:

Motivated:  Seek opportunities to gain experience and offer our clients a professional service.

Friendliness:  Approachable and keen to learn from others.

Accountability: Take account for our activities, accept responsibility and disclose results in a transparent manner.

  • A commercial awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team working skills
  • IT skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivation

To submit an expression of interest please email USWExchange with the following information:


Student Number

Course of Study

Particular area(s) of interest within business 

We look forward to hearing from you.