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About Us
Explore our history, culture, and efforts to improve DE&I within our organization
Today, we are the college's largest and most active consulting organization.

Prism Consulting Group — Our History

Prism started out as a training program in 2009, with a mission to provide a comprehensive experience for anyone interested in learning the type of problem solving and critical thinking skills required for consulting case interviews.​ We began collaborating with management consulting firms to arrange case interview competitions and provide learning opportunities for students.

In 2012, we established our Pro Bono Division. Over the years, we have helped over 75 small businesses/start-ups, nonprofits, and corporate clients achieve operational efficiency, alleviate critical pain points, and accelerate growth. ​Today, we are the college's largest and most active consulting RSO. Every quarter, we reaffirm our commitment to providing a platform for University of Chicago students to learn about and practice management consulting through our comprehensive training program, pro bono engagements, and case competitions; ultimately, our work has enabled us to position ourselves as one of the premier undergraduate consulting organizations on campus.

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Last year, Prism joined UChicago's Consulting and Finance Consortium, a group of business-oriented, pre-professional RSOs on campus committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts across all represented clubs follow university standards.​

In May 2021, all member RSOs (Delta Sigma Pi, Eckhart Consulting, Pareto Solutions, Prism Consulting, and The Blue Chips) released a survey aimed at understanding their current DE&I standing and flagging areas for improvement. Each question was asked on a scale of "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree" and all answers were quantified as a score out of 5. Prism's results are summarized below:

How would you rate your experiences within the organization?

4.88

Score

#1

Rank

I feel as though I have a community in the organization.

4.47

Score

#1

Rank

I feel heard when I share my point of view at sector/project meetings.

4.59

Score

#2

Rank

I feel comfortable sharing my opinions with the club as a whole.

4.59

Score

#1

Rank

The people in my organization treat each other with respect.

4.67

Score

#1

Rank

I feel I have enough knowledge to work on the projects given to me.

4.35

Score

#2

Rank

I would feel comfortable reaching out to senior members in the club.

4.71

Score

#1

Rank

I feel comfortable sharing opinions with my sector/project group.

4.65

Score

#2

Rank

In the event I don't know something, I'm comfortable reaching out for help. 

4.71

Score

#1

Rank

Prism's DE&I performance is a testament to the inclusive, collaborative culture of our project teams.

Prism Consulting Group — Our Culture

We are defined by a culture of friendliness, excellence, and openness and are guided by the following principles:

  • Friendliness First. Our culture is defined by friendliness; we embrace openness and loathe elitism. This means more to us than just being friends. This is about openness towards the entire College community as we strive to make consulting inclusive of as many people as possible.

  • For Everyone. Prism offers programming for every level of curiosity and dedication to consulting. Our goal is to be able to engage every student across campus who has expressed an interest in consulting.

  • Excellence Always. Every member of Prism is here for the experience, not just to fill space on a resume. We take great pride in our work and serve first and foremost our clients and the broader UChicago community.

Prism Consulting Group — DE&I Efforts
Our people are our greatest asset; we strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone through our DE&I efforts.