First things first …
Welcome to the Consulting Community!
The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIn groups, and browse additional job board postings. Remember to also search LinkedIn and MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!
We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by major.
Consulting is a big umbrella term, and there are a lot of things that can fall into it. Are you interested in management consulting at a big firm that might require travel? Or are you looking for a boutique firm that does healthcare consulting specifically? What about internal consulting where you may work for one company? These are all great questions to ask yourself when exploring the industry. Check out Vault Guides to learn more about the industry and differences between these options.
Apply for internships and jobs
Many consulting firms will post their internships and jobs on Handshake. You can see which firms are conducing interviews on campus, application deadlines and upcoming events. It’s smart to attend information sessions, Career fairs and other related events to learn more about the company and show your interest in person.
Prepare for Case Interviews
Consulting is unique in how they do interviews. Case interviews are a big part of the process – this is a way for the employer to present you with a business problem you may encounter on the job, and learn more about how you would solve the problem. On the Career Resources section of this page, we have a bunch of resources to get you started in your case prep. Once you’ve read through some materials, it’s time to get some practice with friends. Practice is the most important part of the process, and you can also sign up to do a mock case with your advisor.