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  • Student Consulting - Washington and Lee Student Consulting (WLSC) is a student organization created to provide pro bono consulting services to businesses and not-for-profit community organizations. Student consultants will focus on financial consulting, management consulting, human resource consulting, public relations consulting or any number of other sub-specialties.

Alumni To Know

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Ben Ersing '12

As an undergrad at W&L, Ben created his own major in "International Political Economy," minored in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and was part of the wrestling team and General's Development Initiative (GenDev). Ben first became curious about Social Entrepreneurship when he received a grant to do research with an NGO on the US/Mexico border- "Over the course of the summer, I spent a significant amount of time in Mexico speaking with migrants about their reasons for undertaking such a treacherous journey, and came to realize that the only sustainable solution was to provide them with an alternative means to support their families. I became intrigued by the concept of private sector development and the role of business in providing social returns." Ben went on to help found General's Development Initiative, a microfinance organization that has provided loans to Casa Victoria and Fundacion Amor y Esperanza in Ecuador. Ben is currently a management consultant for an impact investment firm in New York City. He also writes a blog on the issues facing social ventures.

Spencer Karney '05

Spencer received an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.S. in Business Administration with special attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University. He is currently Director of Customer Experience for Asurion in Nashville, TN. He worked as a Manager with Deloitte Consulting's Monitor Deloitte Strategy practice and has managed strategy and implementation projects for health care, consumer products, and telecommunications clients. Spencer joined Deloitte upon graduation from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Van Nguyen '11

Van previously worked in management consultant for McKinsey & Company, Vietnam Office, for 4 years. Since joining McKinsey in the summer of 2011, Van has advised Fortunes 500's companies in several industries, including financial services, oil & gas, consumer goods, and public policy, ranging across multiple functions. Her clients were primarily from Southeast Asia aspiring to capitalize on the region's growth potential. The most exotic client location was definitely Papua New Guinea, where Van is pretty sure that she is still among the first 50 Vietnamese nationals who ever set foot in the country!

Kelly Stewart Nichols '00

Kelly is a principal with Woollard Nichols & Associates (WNA), an Austin-based consulting firm committed to nurturing social impact through strategy, development & support for coalitions, associations, organizations and initiatives, an organization she co-founded in 2013. WNA works with non-profit executive directors, government administrators, and other social sector leaders to support collaborative initiatives, coalitions and boards to articulate their vision and take concrete action steps to achieve their goals.