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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.

Five mistakes students make during consulting season and how to avoid them

Hopefully we have convinced you by now that consulting is the place to be after B-school.  Great.  Now, we need to talk about the hard part – getting the job.

Before we discuss strategy and pitfalls, let’s drive home one important …

By Matt Thurman (MBA ’15) and Ryan Heider (PMBA ’15)
Matt Thurman (MBA ’15) and Ryan Heider (PMBA ’15)
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OWL Careers Tip – Get your resume in front of the right employers!

Our employer partners want to connect with you! Here are two things you can do in OWL Careers to help get your resume in front of companies in a more targeted way:

Upload your Resume to Industry-Specific Resume Books – New …

By Jessica Campbell
Jessica Campbell Director, Corporate and Employer Relations Jessica Campbell
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6 Things To Do for Information Sessions On Campus

Recruiting is hybrid this year, and while many employers are opting for virtual sessions, we are also excited to welcome employers back on campus who are hosting information sessions in person. It’s been awhile, so we wanted to share some …

By Jessica Campbell
Jessica Campbell Director, Corporate and Employer Relations Jessica Campbell
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Considering Earning An MBA? 5 Tips to Help You Prepare

Michele ReynoldsStaff
CORe Earning Your MBA

If you’re considering earning your MBA, you may be furiously researching and visiting schools, studying for the GMAT, or starting your applications. What you might not have considered is how to get ready once …

By Philip Heavilin II
Philip Heavilin II Executive Director Philip Heavilin II
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Virtual Case Interview

Doing a virtual case interview has become likely in the post Covid-19 world. They actually weren’t uncommon before, for remote candidates, but now a lot of firms are doing case interviews virtually. There are marked differences to doing a case …

By Management Consulted
Management Consulted
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