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Bay-area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network (BEACN) . INFORMATIONAL SESSION Wednesday, January 30 8 :00-9:00 PM | 210 Wheeler URL: Email: Agenda. BEACN overview Spring Projects Alumni perspectives Available positions

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bay area environmentally aware consulting network beacn

Bay-area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network(BEACN)


Wednesday, January 30

8:00-9:00 PM | 210 Wheeler



  • BEACN overview
  • Spring Projects
  • Alumni perspectives
  • Available positions
  • Application process
  • Questions
our mission
Our Mission
  • Educate students and businesses on environmental and economic benefits of sustainable business practices
  • Provide students with the opportunity to develop innovative strategies that address sustainability goals of businesses in a real-world environment
  • Offer companies and organizations quality consulting to increase efficiency and success of the Bay Area green business sector
  • Promote and distinguish businesses who value sustainability at their core
member responsibilities
Member Responsibilities
  • Mandatory member retreat (February 23-24)
  • Attend weekly team meetings and meet weekly deadlines
  • Attend 4 out of 5 generalmeetings, attend socials, fundraising events, community service events and end-of-semester banquet
  • Complete and submit midterm and end-year evaluations
  • Present midterm and end-of-semester deliverables
executive board
Executive Board
  • Direct overall direction of organization
  • Shape long-term structure of BEACN
  • BEACN’s internal consultants
  • Project Description

Researching and developing a strategy for a local food and produce storefront looking to market their location and increase their presence in Berkeley. (Berkeley)


  • Develop holistic branding image to be used in all marketing materials
  • Create marketing handbook including social media strategies
  • Contribute to an increase in storefront foot traffic

How you can benefit:

Gain knowledge and experience in….

  • Marketanalysis
  • Developing company image
  • Growing a business
  • Learn to effectively leverage social media

What We Need:

  • Social-Media savvy
  • Creative thinking
  • Marketing campaign experience
  • Interest in Sustainable Food Movement
  • Project Description:

Work with wine kegging company to calculate metrics for quantifying the benefits of wine on tap. (Berkeley, CA)


      • Research lifecycles of keg repurposing.
      • Calculate the carbon footprint of keg manufacturing.
      • Develop creative statistics to show the benefits of wine in kegs.

How you can benefit:

  • Learn about the wine industry
  • Gain experience in quantitative problem solving
  • Measure the footprint of manufacturing industries

What We Need

  • Quantitative thinkers
  • Great research skills
  • Creative with numbers
  • Interest in the wine industry
business planning
Business Planning
  • Project Description

Assist a San Francisco non-profit in developing cost structures and a steady revenue stream for the next 2-3 years. (San Francisco, CA)

  • Tasks
  • Create a timeline for business growth
  • Evaluate revenue and cost sources
  • Develop plan for profitability
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Business Planning

How you can benefit

  • Learn strategic finance planning
  • Create projections of costs and revenue
  • What We Need
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Finance experience
  • Organization skills
  • Business majors
  • Sustainability enthusiasts
consumer marketing
Consumer Marketing
  • Project Description

Create a calendared marketing plan for a 3-6 month period for a green product design and manufacturing company’s signature sustainable product. (Oakland, CA)

This includes:

  • Competitive analysis of rival products
  • Social media strategy
  • Gaining knowledge of target customer
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Consumer Marketing

How you can benefit:

  • Learn how to use demographics in marketing a product to a group of consumers
  • Learn about consumer products industry
  • Learn how to market sustainable products to consumers

What We Need

  • Creative thinkers
  • Interested in Retail and Consumer Products
  • People who think outside the product
  • Interest in Sustainable Design
program development
Program Development
  • Project Description:

Develop a recycling program that helps local shoe company achieve cradle-to-cradle design.

(San Francisco, CA)


    • Understand recycling process
    • Analyze potential partnerships for recycling centers
    • Conduct cost analysis of program feasibility
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Program Development

How you can benefit:

  • Conduct industry analysis
  • Gain knowledge in shoe and apparel industry
  • Understand the concept of repurposing
  • Learn innovative strategies for creative marketing

What We Need

  • Creative thinking
  • Recycling enthusiasts
  • Organized individuals
  • Big picture and detail-oriented thinkers
project team requirements
Project Team Requirements
  • Project Manager
    • Lead, motivate and guide team members
    • Facilitate communication with the client
    • Organize project goals, timeline, and completion of deadlines
    • Consolidate and prepare deliverables
    • Attend and actively contribute to Executive Board meetings every other Wednesday night

Expected Hours Per Week

    • 4 on a very quiet week
    • 15 on the busiest week of the semester
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Project Team Requirements
  • Members
    • Complete weekly tasks and assignments
    • Collaborate with teammates on project objectives
    • Update project team on task progress.
    • Actively engage in weekly team meetings and BEACN events

Expected Hours Per Week

    • 3on a very quiet week
    • 12 on the busiest week of the semester
general meetings
General Meetings
  • BEACN meets every other Wednesday night from 7-8:30 pm; Room TBA
    • Case interview skills
    • Case study practice
    • Consulting skills workshops
    • Professional development training
    • Guest speakers from consulting industry and

sustainability fields

application process
Application Process
  • Rolling applications - final deadline Thursday, 2/7 at 11:59pm
    • Applications posted at
    • Submit to
    • Interview invites for new applicants to be received by Friday 5pm- check your emails!
    • Sign up for an interview slot by Friday, 2/8 at 9 pm.
first round interviewing process
First Round Interviewing Process

Friday February 8

  • Returning member interviews from noon to 5pm on campus

Saturday February 9

  • New applicant/returning interviews from 8am to 5pm on campus

Sunday February 10

  • New applicants will be informed of whether they move on to a final round interview by 5pm.
final round interviewing process
Final Round Interviewing Process

Friday February 15 12pm-5pm on campus

  • Conducting final round interviews for new applicants

Saturday February 16 8am-5pm on campus

  • Conducting final round interviews for new applicants


Interviews will be 30-45 minutes long.

  • Returning members must sign up for an interview timescheduled for Friday February 8.
  • If you want to obtain a leadership position, be sure to also fill out Section 3 of the application
  • For Project Manager applicants: Practice Case Interview Questions and communicating your ideas/vision for the projects
project manager training
Project Manager Training

Project Managers will spend their President’s Day in training.

  • Individual training with Presidents to discuss the project individually for 1 hour.
  • Group training to discuss the role of project manager for one hour.

Individual Project Manager Training

  • Monday Feb 18th, 1 hour slot between 10am-3pm @TBA

Mandatory Project Manager Training:

  • Monday Feb 18th, 5:00pm @ TBA
switch i t up
Switch It Up!
  • We advise you to switch up positions/roles in BEACN
  • Returning members apply for leadership roles!
  • Position selection based on application, interviews, and last semester’s president’s meeting (f0r returning members)
  • Be open minded!
contact information
Contact Information

NityaBhaskar| Co-President

Garrett Shepherd| Co-President

Joyce Salaver| Vice President

Applications will be posted on our website:

Thank you!