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:   

There are more projects in Handshake and it’s really easy to search for them.  …

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 third annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 11th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, and employers to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.   

Visit the events page on …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Schedule a Coffee-Chat, Connect Informally with an Employer

Representatives from the following organizations and industries are eager to connect with you prior to the fall career fair through a coffee-chat conversation. Schedule your coffee-chats by applying on Handshake. The time slots available are limited, so apply today. Instructions …

By Mitchell Moise
Mitchell Moise Employer Relations Coordinator
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Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

By Tara
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BCG recruiting opportunities for MIT PhD’s & Postdocs

BCG has announced their spring recruiting events which are intended for any PhDs, Postdocs, MDs or JDs interested in consulting with BCG, specifically those interested in applying for our Bridge to BCG Consulting program. Below is a list of recruiting …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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Featured Resources


Case interviews are a common part of the process when interviewing for consulting positions. Check out BCG’s tips on how …

Top 25 consulting firms of 2022 by Management Consulted

There are hundreds of consulting firms – big and small, niche and broad.

From the prestigious MBB to the Big …

Consulting “Bridge” Programs for PhD candidates & Postdocs

Bridge Programs are 1-5 day programs where advanced degree candidates can get an inside look at consulting companies – the work, …

Learning more about industries and careers options can help you narrow your focus on those that might be a good …