Consulting is a dynamic, fast-paced profession that needs you to be quick on your feet and innovative in your style of thinking. The first step in considering a career in the consulting is to develop an understanding of the industry and what it is consultants actually do. What better place to start than here. In this section, we'll explore the fundamentals of the profession, the types of consulting out there, and how you pick firms to apply to.
You might only now be considering a career in consulting, but it's safe to say that at some point you've already acted like a consultant. Management consultants develop recommendations that help clients make more money, run a business more efficiently or plan for the future, among other things. This isn't for the faint hearted. You'll be churning out ideas and looking for ways to improve what's already in place. Read more
Broadly speaking, the consulting industry is broken down along some major segments, with many small and a handful of larger companies in each. The beauty of consulting is that there is always another segment; there is always an area of expertise that you can hone in on, leverage and carve out as a niche that only you can fill. The entrepreneurial spirit is fundamental to the industry. Read more
Boutique Consulting - it's a term that's been bandied around for years now, but what makes a firm 'boutique' and do these kinds of companies offer better opportunities to new grads than industry giants? Ask anyone in the industry and it's unlikely you'll get the same answer twice, so we've poked around and gathered some of the opinions out there. Read more