Consulting

Interested in pursuing a future in Consulting? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Companies and organizations hire consultants to strategize solutions to business, organizational, or industry-specific problems by offering a fresh perspective, objectivity, and/or a specific knowledge base or expertise. While the industry offers the opportunity for travel, work variety, high salaries, and bonuses, it can be greatly affected by the economy and consultants may experience highs and lows in their workload. You might be interested in one of two types of consulting, management consulting, which is focused on helping organizations improve and achieve their goals, and strategy consulting, which happens at higher levels of management and is often focused on helping organizations expand or identify new goals.

Generally, the consulting industry looks for applicants with strong academic credentials, quantitative ability, problem-solving ability, an understanding of business, and leadership/teamwork experience. Interpersonal and communication skills are also important. The interview process often includes a case interview that is used to assess a candidate’s thought process and analytical skills. Recruiting for entry-level consultant positions typically begins in the fall.

IAP Micro-internships are in Handshake – Apply now!

Looking for a short-term project or internship over IAP? Consider a micro-internship! Build skills, connect with employers and explore a career path. Check out these micro-internships:   

Program Manager with Intune @ Microsoft 
Climate Engineering and Sustainability @ Transsolar Inc. 
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By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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Exploring careers? Start with the Career Exploration Series!

CAPD is coordinating the second annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 12th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.   

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By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Upcoming BCG Events with MIT – September

Interested in a career in consulting and looking for opportunities to connect with BCG? We are thrilled to share our upcoming event with you! We encourage you to register for and attend the event below that you find the most …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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Kearney Virtual Summer Office Visit – August 5th

Rising Juniors or Seniors interested in a career in consulting are invited to join the Kearney recruiting team virtually to learn more about our North American offices, our consultants and culture. Please register above.

Virtual Summer Office Visits | Road to …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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McKinsey & Company — MIT Recruiting Key Dates

The McKinsey-MIT Recruiting team is excited to invite you to upcoming events! Please see below for a summary of events this season. Information about events as well as links to register for a program and to apply for opportunities can …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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