Become A Consultant

We appreciate your interest in being a part of our organization.


Please refer to the FAQ’s below for any questions you may have. Email us at for anything we didn’t cover or any suggestions/concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next application period?

Our applications for Fall 2021 are already open, and the application link is attached here. Within the application, you can apply to be a consultant, project manager or consulting director. To apply for consulting director, you need to have at least ONE SEMESTER of project manager experience within EmpowerED. Similarly, to apply for project manager, you need to have at least ONE SEMESTER of consultant experience. To stay up to date on our timeline, please follow us on social media and/or fill out this form so we can add you to our mailing list!

What is it like to work on a project?

Every project starts with a perceived problem or opportunity. As consultants, it is our job to recognize the potential for an organization to be different. Over the course of a semester, the team’s role is to see where an opportunity may exist and subsequently build a strategy to capture it. Teams brainstorm, research, and test potential solutions that they recommend or create for the partnering nonprofit. Consulting isn't for everyone, but if you're a problem solver or creative thinker, working on consulting projects can be incredibly rewarding!

Can I apply if I am a graduate student?

Yes! We will reach out to you after you apply to discuss the specifics regarding your potential role within EmpowerED.

What does the application process consist of?

For new members, there will be an online application with a few short answer questions and one essay question. After completing this, applicants may be invited to an interview so we can further understand their interest in educational equity and our organization. Note that there will not be a “case interview” for consultants, only for project managers. For returning consultants and project managers, there will be an online application consisting of a few short answer questions. Decisions will be based on the application and previous evaluations.

How can I make my application stand out?

EmpowerED is looking for students who enjoy working in teams and are passionate about making a difference in the field of education. Don’t be afraid to make your application a personal statement. Show us what motivates you and why you believe your unique perspective can contribute to a challenging team project. Also, make sure to use the resources provided to you within the online application!

Can I apply to be a project manager?

Yes! The main qualities we look for in project managers are excellent communication, strong leadership abilities, time management skills, and accountability. Project managers are the bridge between the non-profit client and the team members - it is your job to maintain the morale and spirits of the team while delivering a successful project. It is an extremely important and rewarding responsibility, and should only be considered if you can dedicate at least 8 hours a week. Please note that you need at least ONE SEMESTER of consultant experience at EmpowerED to apply for this role, so if you are new to EmpowerED, we recommend that you apply to be a consultant.

Can I apply to join the Executive Board?

Absolutely! The Executive Board is what allows EmpowerED Consulting to function as a whole. Please let us know about your interest in joining E-Board in your application and we can further discuss it during the interview.

Can I apply if I do not have consulting experience?

Yes! The short answer is that your major, year and experience will not limit you during the application process. The longer answer is that we strive for diversity of majors and backgrounds. At EmpowerED, we treat consulting as a creative process as well as a strategic process. We recognize that everyone has something to offer, so if we can successfully bring together a range of perspectives, we can create better and more innovative solutions for our partners.

Can I still be a consultant if I’m not returning to campus in Fall 2021?

Yes, you can! All EmpowerED meetings and projects will be conducted virtually for the Fall 2021 semester. However, our clients operate in Eastern Standard Time (EST) so we ask that you commit to attending any EmpowerED meetings in EST and be flexible.



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