Are you interested in a consulting career?

by Daniel Elkin, Graduate Career Peer
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:20 PM


We are seeing more and more graduate students interested in consulting positions. We aren’t surprised. Consulting positions are a great fit for graduate students who want to use their strong data analysis skills (both quantitative and qualitative), domain expertise, and have an interest in helping solve large, complex problems.

We have compiled a list of consulting firms and positions posted on Handshake that may be of interest to you. Check them out below and reach out to Graduate Career Counselor Lana Smith-Hale if you have any questions or need help making your job application materials fit the positions below.


Bain: Bain & Company is a management consulting firm. They describe themselves as being “where the world's business leaders come to when they want enduring results. Together, we find value across boundaries, develop insights to act on, and energize teams to sustain success. We're passionate about always doing the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities, even if it isn't easy.”

Information Session (virtual) - Thursday, April 25, 4 - 5pm
Position: Knowledge Management Specialist (Energy & Natural Resources Div--BA + 3 - 5 yrs exp.) - Application deadline 5/2/19



McKinsey: McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. They describe themselves as “help(ing) our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.”

Position: Research Intern, Advanced Electronics - Application deadline 4/30/19


Mercer: Mercer is a global consulting leader in health, wealth, and career. They describe themselves as “help(ing) clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the opportunities at Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary peopleThink. Think. Consult. Change Lives.”

Position: Health & Benefits Consultant - Application deadline 5/1/19


Navigant: Navigant is a global management firm. They describe themselves as a firm who “delivers full life cycle solutions to transform energy systems, markets, and operations for a more sustainable, resilient, and secure energy future. We rely on a proven business strategy, as well as decades of functional and technical expertise, to guide clients from the design phase of projects to implementation. Our team understands the importance of advanced integrated planning and modeling for distribution asset investment and prioritization. Clients trust us to provide the insights they need for regulatory support, business plan documentation, and auditing.”

Position: Consultant, Process Excellence - Application deadline 5/3/19
Position: Consultant, Energy Systems Transformation - Application deadline 5/3/19
Position:  Managing Consultant--Customer Experience & Digital Strategy - Application deadline 5/3/19


Semler Brossy: Semler Brossy is a small, established, and prominent consulting firm exclusively focused on executive and strategic pay. They describe themselves as “serv(ing) clients of all sizes and across all sectors, from household‐name market leaders in the Fortune 500 to emerging companies in financial services, tech, consumer goods, manufacturing, retail, health care, and more. We pride ourselves on meaningful and thoughtfully tailored compensation programs specific to the unique business, organizational and talent needs of each of our clients, which brings great variety and nuance to our everyday work. We are particularly adept at helping companies through significant change, including acquisitions, spin‐offs, IPOs, turnarounds, and leadership transitions.”

Position: Associate Consultant - Application deadline 5/17/19


Robert D. Niehaus: Robert D. Niehaus is a professional economic consulting firm located in Santa Barbara, California. They describe themselves as “a specialization in regional and resource economic analysis for public/private agencies and utilities. We are a small business with a staff of 24 economists and market analysts with training and expertise in economics, quantitative analysis, applied research, and public policy. Our multilingual, interdisciplinary staff members have Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in economics, applied social research, and related fields.”

Position: Housing Market Analyst - Application deadline: 5/1/19


L.E.K.: L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. They describe themselves as “uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance, and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public-sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses.”

Position: US Associate - Application deadline: 5/7/19
Position: Media, Entertainment and Technical Sector Specialist - Application deadline: 5/31/19


Charles River Associates: Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments. They describe themselves as “offer[ing] rewarding opportunities to corporate and administrative professionals in the areas of finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and more. CRA’s team shares a common aim—to deliver high quality results to our clients while collaborating and learning from each other. We are a company that values initiative, integrity, and open, inquisitive minds, and that offers an environment where the challenges are interesting and the opportunities diverse.”

Position: Consulting Associate (summer 2019) - Application deadline: 4/30/19
Position: Associate (mid-2019 start) - Application deadline: 5/30/19
Position: Analyst—Life Sciences - Application deadline: 6/6/19