Consulting Careers


What do consultants do?

If you like working on projects, you may like being a consultant!

Propose solutions to problems: "Management consulting is a career in which generalist problem solvers help companies solve their business problems," according to this article from Science Careers.

Design and complete projects: "Management consultants help businesses improve their performance and grow by solving problems and finding new and better ways of doing things. It's not just in the private sector either – many firms work with public sector organizations to help develop their services and, where necessary, reduce costs and make savings." For more detail, we recommend this article about what it is like to be a management consultant.  If you like working on a project, you may like being a consultant.

Consulting - The Fundamentals
Get a quick overview of consulting careers from UCSF alums working in the field

Introduction to Consulting for Science PhDs:

A primer for those who wonder, "What is consulting?"
by Matthew Cook, PhD

Recorded as part of the Every Month Series in March 2020.

Consulting Alumni Career Paths Panel featuring UCSF alums Aaron Dolor, PhD, JD Mclaurin, PhD, and Deb Dauber, PhD, as well as Etosha McGee, CPC.

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