2020 was a year like we have never experienced as students. After Covid-19 caused a lockdown in Europe and in the Netherlands in spring 2020, a change in student life followed. The university was closed, all study matters were moved to the digital environment and students left Maastricht to go home. For MSC, the way of working changed to the same extent. All projects were handled online. Communication with the client as well as between individual team members took place via Zoom, as did the final project presentations.
Yet, although 2020 brought some challenges for our consultancy, we are more than proud of our successful actions in these difficult times. In 2020 alone, we successfully completed 9 external projects, 7 internal projects, and even released our first publications. Furthermore, we were able to realize a physical workshop as well as 4 online workshops with our partner consultancies. We also reached a major milestone by establishing an internal marketing team. In the end, despite major changes, we succeeded in receiving more applications than ever before and further expanded the MSC spirit among all active consultants.
We would therefore like to thank our clients who placed their trust in us during these times, our partners who provided us with expertise despite the digital environment, our alumni network who once again gave us indispensable support, and of course our own student consultants who year after year strive to improve our organization further.