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Consulting, Business Strategy

Industry-Specific Insights

  • Check out our Consulting Prep Guide. Here is an Accessible PDF: Consulting Prep Guide.
  • Traditionally, top consulting firms hired more full-time employees than summer interns. Over the past couple of years, many firms have begun to emphasize the intern hiring process.
  • Take full advantage of the on-campus recruiting process, but do not limit your search to just on-campus recruiting. You may find tremendous opportunities at firms that do not travel to campus.
  • Landing a consulting job or internship is an intense process requiring a significant amount of research, networking, and preparation.
  • Do not get discouraged if you are not successful in securing a consulting specific summer internship. Seek a business-oriented opportunity in areas such as business development or finance in order to develop the business skills and savvy that are valuable to consulting firms.
  • Consulting firms look for smart people with a strong academic record and a history of achievement. Concentration or area of study is usually less important because firms want to build teams of individuals with diverse perspectives and schools of thought.
  • Quantitative skills are valued, and firms will even look at SAT/ACT or GRE/GMAT scores for evidence of quantitative aptitude. Furthermore, demonstrated the ability to work in a team is extremely important since that is how consulting firms organize their work.
  • Consulting is a client-facing industry. It is important to use face-to-face opportunities to demonstrate “soft skills,” like communication skills, poise under pressure, and confidence.
  • View our Career Planning Guide & Internship Orientation Guide. Here is an accessible PDF: Internship Orientation Guide.

Job Boards

Industry-Specific Job Boards

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

Company & Industry Research

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