College of Business

Professional Consulting Program

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Skip the entry-level. Get certified to get ahead.

  • The Professional Consulting Program can help you jump-start your career! We offer a hands-on learning environment for students who want a dynamic, engaging career with real decision-making power and the opportunity to create real change in organizations.

  • Did you know? Consulting is a $71 billion dollar industry with a projected 14 percent growth rate. That's 81,000 new jobs in the next ten years! 


Join our work-hard play-hard culture for highly engaged students. We prepare you for a dynamic consulting lifestyle by helping you build a professional network, giving you practical skills to build your resume, and teaching you how to take the quality of your work to the next level. In the classroom we value deep learning over memorization and growing your professional identity. 


Make life-long friends and build your professional network by getting involved outside the classroom! Come with us to our high ropes course! Join our student-run Chico Consulting Club! Be a program leader in our Street Crew! Attend professional events, come with us on field trips, and be inspired by our guest speakers.


Do work that matters! Help real organizations solve current problems with support from personalized faculty mentoring while earning your consulting certificate.

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Professional Consulting Certificate

Students seeking an exciting career in professional consulting will gain invaluable support in attaining their career goals by complementing their major with a 21-unit Professional Consulting Certificate. The certificate program is open to all students from any discipline seeking knowledge and practical experience in professional consulting.

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Clubs & Organizations

Get involved with one or more student organizations offered under the College of Business. It's the perfect way to make friends who share your interests, develop professionaly through contact with executive guest speakers, and grow your leadership skills. 

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Corporate Partners

Our corporate partners enjoy the inside track to sourcing our best students and supporting the highest quality programming for the Professional Consulting Program. Opportunities for participation include programmatic grants, class projects, Advisory Board involvement, and mentorships, among others.

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Organizational Clients

Organizations seeking innovative solutions may benefit from hiring our student consultant groups. Our faculty will work with you to clearly define your project and advertise it to our student teams. The team you select will work around the clock under the supervision of our faculty to meet your needs and offer you creative, cutting edge solutions at a reasonable cost. Please contact Jeff Trailer at or 530-898-4302 for more information. 


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