Consulting Careers

Part of the Every Month Series for career exploration

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 organisations to help develop their services and, where necessary, reduce costs and make savings." Read more here.  If you like working on a project, you may like being a consultant.

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: Entry Points to Consulting Careers in March of 2020


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