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.

2023 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program of CAPAL (Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership)

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. This paid program includes weekly leadership seminars, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship

CAPAL’s Public Service …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Road Trips to the Real World!

This EACE Signature Program gives students the opportunity to visit top employers during Winter Break to learn first-hand about a career field, network, and explore internship and entry-level opportunities. Virtual and in-person site visits are being offered for the 2023 …

By Elizabeth Keane
Elizabeth Keane
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Charnice’s Corner: Summer Research Guide

Packed with useful information for every class year.
A must read for students seeking summer research!

All content of the guide has been collected and shared courtesy of Charnice Hoegnifioh

By Lisa Blees
Lisa Blees Assistant Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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Future Leaders in Public Service Information Session

Learn how you can explore a rewarding career in the federal government from the program staff and alumni about the Partnership for Public Service Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program.

Monday, November …

By Stephanie Glover
Stephanie Glover Senior Administrative Assistant
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Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program

The Government of Canada’s annual flagship Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program is seeking accomplished persons from diverse backgrounds with the potential to lead positive change and develop creative solutions to Canada’s most challenging policy issues, such as the fight …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Public Affairs/ Public Service. This is not intended to be …

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