What You Need to Know: Consulting Careers

Consulting roles are available across a wide variety of industries and functions. At its core, consulting is about leveraging data and insights to transform and innovate within organizations. Some key facts for consideration: 

  • Common College Majors: Consultants can have a variety of majors. They often possess strong quantitative skills as the work is often analytically rigorous
  • Types of Consulting: management consulting, industry-based consulting, human capital consulting, financial advisory services, internal consulting 
  • Key Industry Skills: Problem-solving, data analysis, presentation delivery, creative thinking, ability to think conceptually and practically

How MLT Can Launch Your Career29701A1059-1

Within Career Prep, MLT provides dedicated programming for Fellows interested in consulting, including:

  • Training for case studies, which are often used in consulting interviews
  • Access to recruiters at top consulting firms
  • Career clarity exercises to determine which firms and functions within consulting are a good fit for your career path


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" MLT was perfect for filling the gaps in knowledge about consulting leftover from school. There's no major for being a consultant, but MLT provided me the chance to build a network and learn the communication skills and problem-solving techniques necessary to have a successful interview.  In the end, I was hired by one of the firms who partnered with Career Prep! To this day, the network I found in MLT challenges me to become a better consultant and I couldn't be happier. "

Malachia Foard Management Consultant, Accenture

" I had always heard with an engineering background, you can do anything, but sometimes in a sea of engineers, that idea seemed to fade. MLT was a great program to make that statement a reality. MLT was able to show me more of what I could do with my degree. The assignments, sessions, and activities did a great job of giving me knowledge about how to do more with my degree. The skills I've picked up are so tangible and I foresee them being applied to any position I work in, whether it be technical or not! "

Austin McNair MBA Candidate, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Former Consultant, EY-Parthenon