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Consulting

Welcome to the Consulting Community

We are here to keep you connected to what’s happening in the consulting industry. You will find information about career opportunities, CDO events, relevant news, resources and student associations. Welcome to the CDO!

  • Overview
  • Sample Companies
  • Sample Functional Roles
  • Consulting is a competitive industry with a highly structured timeline. Partner with the Career Development Office to understand the process. Consultants provide management advice within a strategic, organizational, or operational context to help organizations improve their performance. This industry appeals to many because it is open to diverse backgrounds and work experiences. However, you must demonstrate and articulate concrete examples of analytical and critical thinking skills. Understanding what consultants do and the transferable skills you have is key.Typical Student Profile 670+ GMAT and 3.5+ GPA are highly desirable. Some firms may have higher requirements. GMAT preferred over GRE.For more information, view the CDO’s Consulting Roadmap.
  • Accenture  |  AlixPartners  |  Alvarez & Marsal  |  Arthur D. Little  |  Boston Consulting Group  |  Deloitte Consulting  |  Ernst & Young  |  Exponent  |  EY-Parthenon  |  FTI Consulting  |  Gartner  |  Infosys Consulting  |  Kalypso  |  KPMG  |  McKinsey & Company  |  North Highland Consulting  |  Opportune  |  PwC  |  Rand Group  |  Roland Berger  |  West Monroe Partners  |  Wood Mackenzie*Employment with a specific company is not guaranteed.
  • Associate  |  Consultant  |  Consultant, M&A Strategy & Operations  |  Deal Strategy Senior Associate  |  Manager  |  Senior Associate  |  Senior Business Consultant  |  Senior Consultant  |  Senior Consultant, Financial Advisory  |  Senior Consultant, Restructuring – Corporate Finance*Employment within a specific job function or title is not guaranteed.

4 Key Types of Consulting Fit Interview Questions You Must Prepare For

During an interview, it is common to be asked “Tell me about yourself.” Even though you’re mentally prepared for the question to be asked, suddenly your heart starts racing, your mind goes blank, and you just plain forget how to …

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3 Essential Tips for Navigating a Career Change

The idea of a lifelong career has changed a lot in recent years. In the past, the majority of people focused on getting in on the ground level and working their way up a company until they retired. But today’s …

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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The Difference between Strategy, Implementation, and Tech Consulting

There are many different types of management consulting, and with this come a myriad of misconceptions. Three of the most common types of consulting are strategy, implementation, and tech consulting. Do you know the differences between them?

We’ve heard of …

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11 McKinsey PEI Questions You Need to Be Able to Answer [2021]

Are you planning to interview with McKinsey? If so, you need to prepare for the PEI or McKinsey personal experience interview.

Though the top management consulting firms have more similarities than differences, each has a unique corporate culture and their …

By Rebecca Smith-Allen Former McKinsey Engagement Manager
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Case Interview: Complete Prep Guide

Simple cursory research about the management consulting industry and how to become a consultant will quickly reveal that something called a “case interview” is an important part of the process. It is not hard to find reasonable – but basic – advice …

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