March 24th, 2009, 01:37 PM
A College Student's Answer to the Economy
College sophomore, Bennett Resnik, answers back to the current state of the economy by building a comprehensive platform for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in consulting.
SYOSSET, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Inter-Collegiate Consulting Network (ICCN) is the only global consulting site available to students in undergraduate and M.B.A. programs. The ICCN allows students worldwide to easily communicate with each other.
"I want to see the ICCN become one of the largest global networks and resources for business students," Bennett Resnik, founder and CEO, said. "I think that networking and building social capital is not only a perpetual process, but in any economic climate, are essential elements of a successful career."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nearly 1.9 million college graduates are unemployed. Students interested in the consulting industry are able to advance their career opportunities through networking and collaboration. Members have the benefits of uploading resumes and case studies, creating a blog, reading articles and e-books, and collaborating on projects with other students. Students will also soon be able to read about established professionals in the consulting industry.
"[The ICCN] is a networking site created from my own network," Resnik said. ICCN was built upon Resnik's personal network. He developed connections with the current ICCN staff through networking sites such as LinkedIn. Online networking allowed him to develop ICCN without meeting his advisors in person.
Initially the ICCN was created for Resnik's own peers at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The ICCN increased its network range and was developed into a more extensive platform. The consulting site allows students seeking careers in consulting to collaborate and network on a global level.
The ICCN has received recognition from different publications such as Consulting Magazine and KillerStartups.com. KillerStartups.com informs entrepreneurs about up-and-coming sites through blogging.
Resnik followed the teachings of three books before establishing the ICCN: "The Big Idea" by Donny Deutsch, "The McKinsey Mind" by Ethan Rasiel and Paul Friga and "You Call the Shots" by Cameron Johnson. These readings include interviews with the most powerful people in the business world, providing problem-solving tools and management techniques in entrepreneurship. Students seeking careers in the consulting industry can visit www.theiccn.com to register an account for free.
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