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Career Resources — Consulting

Industry Overview

At its core, the consulting industry is about solving problems. Businesses hire consulting firms to help them manage internal controls, solve branding issues, and improve financial performance. 

Vault

 

Provide in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself for success. What you can find:

  • What is consulting? How did it start? What do consultants do?
  • he structure of the consulting industry
  • The outlook
  • Professional associations
  • Top 50 consulting firms 

Key Skills to the Industry

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Analytical mindset
  • Presentation
  • Teamwork
   

Further Education

Many employees of consulting firms do seek their MBA degrees after 3-5 years in the industry. However, experience, diverse project placings, and expression of career trajectory to senior management are more critical to success.