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.

New Job Board Alert! PoliCorner (government/nonprofit)

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is excited to partner with Policorner.

Policorner.org is a free political internship and jobs platform connecting Yale University students with 2,000+ legal, political and public service internships and career opportunities.  Policorner.org allows Yale University students …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers
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Recent Grads Interested in Nonprofit Consulting – Position Alert!

The Support Center – Accelerating Positive Social Change – has posted a Program Associate Position for their NYC Office. Here is the full posting.

The Support Center seeks to advance our mission for social change by empowering nonprofits and social …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers
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Additional Application Deadlines for Consulting

 

Application deadlines for Bain, BCG, and McKinsey begin as early as July 7th. Refer to each firms’ website for the most current details on their application process, including deadlines, and to register for any upcoming events, and to apply.

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RocketBlocks Interview Prep

Yale OCS is pleased to offer students RocketBlocks an interactive web application that helps students prepare for case interviews in consulting, product management, product marketing and strategy + biz ops. Their approach is simple: decompose interviews into atomic skills and give …

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Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates. This tool allows users to search outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for detailed reports.

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86.8% of those graduating between July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 96.9% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $76,359 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Technology, Consulting, and Healthcare

 

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First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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