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Consulting Club [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 04:26
If we have to career shift to management consulting, is there guidelines of what to achieve during your mBA and before the intervioew so that you are able to showcase some valueable contributions i.e. sell yourself @ consuilting interviews????
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 11:14
If you're transitioning into consulting you should at least do the following while in school:

1. Read the Wall Street Journal every day. You should be able to have a casual conversation about any major industry. So if you don't know what's going on in Pharma, or what the latest story on auto unions is all about you're not going to sound very in-the-know.

2. Spend a ton of time practicing case interviewing.

3. Participate in case competitions

4. Don't just focus on strategy and management classes, take plenty of accounting and finance classes too.

5. Take any opportunity to practice speaking in public and giving presentations. Get feedback, and continuously improve your presentation skills.

There are a lot of ex-consultants at school and they don't necessarily have great presentation skills. If you can really develop in this area you can really help your chances of landing that job.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 18:21
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5. Take any opportunity to practice speaking in public and giving presentations. Get feedback, and continuously improve your presentation skills.

There are a lot of ex-consultants at school and they don't necessarily have great presentation skills. If you can really develop in this area you can really help your chances of landing that job.


Johnny, nice inputs!

In my opinion, Toastmasters is a great place to develop these skills.
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Re: Consulting Club [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 19:00
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If we have to career shift to management consulting, is there guidelines of what to achieve during your mBA and before the intervioew so that you are able to showcase some valueable contributions i.e. sell yourself @ consuilting interviews????


A few more options to leverage your way into the industry.

1. Join the BCN club at your school, provided it exists, and actively engage in local client projects, regardless of the remuneration.

2. Take on larger projects in your second year and apply for academic credit at the same time.

3. Attend BizComm meetings to refine presentation skills.

4. Read several articles from David Maister, the consulting guru.

http://davidmaister.com/blog/241/What-D ... tants-Know

Also, don't be discouraged if you don't land a MC summer internship, they're very difficult.
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Re: Consulting Club [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 22:35
Thanks to all

By BCN clubs you mean the consulting clubs @ college


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venky1979 wrote:
If we have to career shift to management consulting, is there guidelines of what to achieve during your mBA and before the intervioew so that you are able to showcase some valueable contributions i.e. sell yourself @ consuilting interviews????


A few more options to leverage your way into the industry.

1. Join the BCN club at your school, provided it exists, and actively engage in local client projects, regardless of the remuneration.

2. Take on larger projects in your second year and apply for academic credit at the same time.

3. Attend BizComm meetings to refine presentation skills.

4. Read several articles from David Maister, the consulting guru.

http://davidmaister.com/blog/241/What-D ... tants-Know

Also, don't be discouraged if you don't land a MC summer internship, they're very difficult.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 19:43
The Business Consulting Network/Society. Virtually all schools have one, so ask around. Here at UW we engage on projects with local businesses, some for even a marginal fee. More on this in the winter quarter when teams get assigned.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2007, 14:56
Hey guys,

You know how we all traded books on what was good/bad for GMAT prep. Any thoughts on case prep for the top consulting companies? I was told about 'The McKinsey Mind' but don't know too much about the rest. From Amazon, it looks like 'Case In Point' is good.

Please reply guys, I need your help!!

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