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  |  AT Kearney  |  Boston Consulting Group  |  Deloitte Consulting  |  Ernst & Young  |  Exponent  |  EY-Parthenon  |  FTI Consulting  |  Gartner  |  GEP Consulting  |  Infosys Consulting  |  Kalypso  |  KPMG  |  L.E.K. Consulting  |  McKinsey & Company  |  North Highland Consulting  |  Opportune  |  PwC  |  Rand Group  |  Roland Berger  |  Strategy&  |  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.

2022 Alumni Career Panel Series: Consulting

This is a great resource for those who want to gain insight from Rice Business alumni who work in the Consulting industry. This workshop took place on July 1, 2022 featuring:

  • Teddy Bucher – Engagement Manager at McKinsey – Class of 2019
  • Kelly DeMoya – Senior Strategy Consultant at Accenture – Class of 2021
  • Matthew Thurman – Former Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company & Co-Founder of WayFinder Consulting Prep – Class of 2015




The Career Development Office is happy to sponsor access to RocketBlocks for Rice Business students interested in consulting and technology. RocketBlocks offers comprehensive, skills-driven case interview and product management interview prep and was built by experts from McKinsey, BCG, Google and Amazon.

Please view this resource to learn more and register your account.

What is WayFinder?

Consulting Prep Series sponsored by the CDO.

Curious to learn more about WayFinder and what it means to work in consulting? Check out this series of videos to understand more!

Click here to watch!

Crafting Cases

Why do 97% of candidates get rejected from McKinsey, BCG and Bain?

(Hint: they haven’t learned how to think and speak like real MBB consultants)

Memorizing frameworks and lists of questions may help you get started on your case interviews, but they eventually drive your offers away. Join our free 7-day course to go beyond the basics and learn how to answer ANY case interview question (even of case types and industries you haven’t seen before).

2021 Career Edge Industry Series: Consulting

This is a great resource for those who want to learn more about consulting and gain insight from Rice alumni who work in the consulting industry. To view the consulting career edge panel, please click here.

Q&A with L.E.K. Consultants Gerome Cabrera & Trisha Bartlett

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L.E.K. Consulting has an extensive healthcare practice that works with a diverse range of companies to address the many complex issues facing leaders in the healthcare sector. New York Senior Consultant Gerome Cabrera and San Francisco Manager Trisha Bartlett both …

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How to Highlight Transferable Skills on Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile When Changing Industries

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According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, around four percent of workers, on average, changed industries every month from 2019 to 2021. What’s more, in 2021, around five percent of employees found new occupations. Though these percentages …

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10 Ways to Use ChatGPT to Land a Great Job

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Do you hate writing cover letters?

Or coming up with the perfect resume bullet?

Or just figuring out what to do with your life???

Good news: ChatGPT is here to help!

And while it can’t find you a job completely …

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How to Crack Today’s Hidden Job Market for High-Paying Executive Jobs

If you’re frustrated with your job search, or feel that positions at your level are few and far between, there’s likely a good reason: at least 70 percent of jobs are never posted on hiring boards.

According to Business Insider, …

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Career Treks

The Career Development Office is proud to offer Career Treks as one of our ongoing offerings for Rice MBAs. Career Treks allow students to visit cities across the country and explore business areas where they may want to pursue internships …

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Sallyportal Alumni Mentors

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  • Associate Ralph S. O'Connor & Associates
  • Houston, Texas
  • Strategy Associate KPMG
  • Houston, Texas
  • Manager Deloitte
  • Yoakum, Texas
  • Chief Operating Officer Pm-ProLearn
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Strategy Consultant Annuitas
  • Enterprise, Alabama
  • Owner Savvy Resources LLC
  • Houston, Texas
  • Tax Partner
  • Houston, Texas
  • Associate McKinsey & Co
  • Texas
  • Director, Office of Faculty Development Rice University
  • Houston, Texas
  • Founder Abunden
  • Houston, Texas
  • Director Gasochem International
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Manager Opportune LLP

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