Industry Insights

Strategy versus Technology Consulting: Apples & Oranges

Consulting candidates face a seemingly endless variety of alternatives when it comes to career path options in today’s market: different industries, services, locations, working styles, and so on. Two of the most popular alternatives are strategy versus technology consulting. In the tech-oriented business world of today, it has become more and more difficult to distinguish [...]

Strategy versus Technology Consulting: Apples & Oranges

Best Practices for Requesting an Office Transfer

  Let’s say you’re recruited by the Dallas or Chicago office of a management consulting firm, but you picture a career in LA or NYC. How can you go about transferring offices in consulting? Should you give your preferences before you receive an offer, or should you make a request once the offer is in [...]

Best Practices for Requesting an Office Transfer

Consulting vs. Banking: A Tale of Two Industries

There’s a high degree of overlap between the students interested in consulting and those interested in investment banking. During my time as a consulting recruiter, the question of consulting vs. banking is one I heard constantly, and for good reason. Both careers demand brilliance and grit, both pay well compared to other industries, and both [...]

Consulting vs. Banking: A Tale of Two Industries

The Top Consulting Firms, A Consultant’s Take

"Prestige" is often quoted as the most important quality recruits consider when ranking the top consulting firms. Unfortunately for students, perception on campus can differ substantially from reality in the marketplace. Moreover, prestige alone is a poor metric to judge your likelihood for success at the firm, development opportunities available, type of work to be performed, and [...]

The Top Consulting Firms, A Consultant’s Take