Consulting

Consultants provide expert advice to other professionals. Think of them as skilled problem solvers who can provide an objective perspective or specialized knowledge that is lacking inside a company. Organizations across all industries and sectors rely on consultants to provide expertise to help them maximize their profitability or effectiveness and keep them running smoothly.

Large management consulting firms such as McKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group help organizations improve their structure, management, profitability, and assist in the development of strategies for short- and long-term growth. Immediately after graduation, undergraduate students that start with a large management consulting firm most often begin as a generalist and gain exposure to many fields. Graduate students with prior work experience or specific expertise may be able to specialize earlier at these firms. Undergraduate students interested in specializing earlier in their careers, should consider boutique consulting firms, which offer more specialized guidance for their clients in areas such as nonprofit, economic development, health care, government, environment, or engineering.

Consulting firms seek talent from diverse backgrounds including social sciences, humanities, and STEM fields. Read on to learn more about the various types of consulting firms, the breadth of roles that are available, and how to assess whether a consulting career is right for you.

Common Consulting Specialties

Among the popular consulting specialties are management/strategy, financial, information technology, human resources/staffing, public sector & non-profit, and healthcare. Large, one-stop firms offer advisory services in these and other specialties. Boutique consulting firms support their clients with highly specialized expertise and focus on a smaller number of industries (government, non-profit, energy, life sciences, technology), functions (mergers and acquisitions, economics, litigation), or methodologies. For more information about government and nonprofit consulting, visit the Public Sector & Non-Profit Consulting Community.

Attend this Friday’s Virtual Government Networking Event!

This Friday, OCS will hos a Virtual Government Networking Event where you will have the opportunity to meet with government employers in virtual chats. All details can be found by going here.

Participating employers include the FBI, U.S. State Department …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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CGCC – Second Nonprofit Consulting Talk happening this week – Redstone Strategy Group

On Wednesday, September 15th at 5:30 pm EST Matt Sant-Miller YC ’17 will talk to students virtually about his work at the Redstone Strategy Group. Matt will talk about his path to getting to Redstone, what he does as a …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Marketing & Social Media Internship with SafeRock – deadline October 1, 2021

Social Media internship This is ideal for current undergrad or grad student including gap year and recent graduates.

SafeRock serves global and regional companies in North America and Europe, and we have deep experience serving the consumer, industrial, food, retail, …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations David Halek
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Data Science and Consulting Internship with SafeRock – deadline October 1, 2021

Data Science Internships (reference – “SafeRock 30.01 – Data Science Intern”)

SafeRock serves global and regional companies in North America and Europe, and we have deep experience serving the consumer, industrial, food, retail, education, and energy sectors. We are a strategy and …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations David Halek
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Case Preparation Tools From RocketBlocks

NOTE: Students have free access to RocketBlocks Free through the Office of Career Strategy Subscription.  

On RB YouTube: Behavioral interview tips (Part I): selecting the right stories. RocketBlocks founder and ex-Googler, Kenton Kivestu, kicks off a 3-part behavioral interview series …

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