Consultancy

Blog posts about careers in consulting. For more information please visit the consulting section of our website.

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    First year spring weeks, insight programmes, and alternatives 2017/18

First year spring weeks, insight programmes, and alternatives 2017/18

With Michaelmas Term now well underway many LSE students are already focusing on the holidays, exams and beyond! LSE Careers is open to all students of any year group and at any stage in your career. We’re always very happy to speak with first year students and have been seeing some of you over the past few weeks. Question […]

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    Life in strategy consulting – the insider view from an LSE alumnus

Life in strategy consulting – the insider view from an LSE alumnus

Guest blog by LSE alumnus Sanjay who studied Economics (2014) and now works at Roland Berger:
Video games, microcars, automotive testing, energy from waste generation, aftermarket road tyres, medical implants and advanced ceramics. The reason why you can’t spot the trend is because there isn’t one – which nicely summarises my time in consulting thusfar.

The choice wasn’t clear at first. […]

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Insider tips – working in Brussels

Guest blog by Freddie van Mierlo who has worked as a Consultant at Harwood Levitt Consulting, a boutique Public Affairs strategy consultancy based in Brussels, since 2015:
The Brussels labour market is famed for its competitive, multilingual, hyper-educated work force. Today, most people aspiring to work in Brussels start at the bottom, as opposed to parachuting in as a seconded […]

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Insider tips – working in economic consultancy

Guest blog by LSE alum Michele Granastein, now working at Oxera:
When I started my MPA in Public and Economic Policy at the LSE in 2008, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I graduated. I knew I wanted to use the economic concepts and skills I acquired during my undergraduate and master’s degrees and work in […]

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Is Management Consultancy right for you?

LSE Careers recently held a panel to provide students with an Introduction to Management Consultancy. The panel covered various topics of interest to those considering a career in Management Consulting.

Christian Atherton from Simon Kucher & Partners provided an overview of the management consulting sector as it currently stands. A breakdown of the different type of consultancies, including Tier 1, […]

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Alternatives to careers in consultancy – some ideas

‘Internal’ consultancy
There are a great many companies outside the consultancy sector, whether in consumer products (known as FMCG), banking, oil and gas, retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and so on that offer roles requiring similar skillsets which are challenging, have career progression opportunities and the chance to gain a professional qualification. Sometimes referred to as ‘internal consultancy’ roles, almost every large […]

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Consultancy careers – options and alternatives

Many LSE students are interested in consultancy as a career and indeed some do go on to work for consultancy firms. But when it comes to consultancy careers it’s not all about the big firms on campus. Of course there are the names every student knows like McKinsey, Bain and BCG but in reality these firms don’t have huge […]

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PhD careers in management consultancy

Careers in consultancy are sometimes of interest to our PhD students and graduates. Some firms particularly target applications from PhD students. McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Charles River Associates; Compass Lexecon; Cornerstone Research and others have specific interest in PhD qualified applicants. Some firms offer insight days and special events for PhD students. BCG Dubai office is planning on hosting recruiting information session […]

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Insider tips blog series from alumni and employers

Throughout Lent Term (and Michaelmas Term) we posted blogs from employers and LSE alumni about what it’s like to work in certain sectors, including their advice for current students.
In this blog you can find a recap of what they said – make sure to look out for insider tips on this blog in the summer too!

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By Seonaid Macleod who […]

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    A new era for Corporate Social Responsibility as we know it?

A new era for Corporate Social Responsibility as we know it?

In Lent Term we welcomed a range of Corporate Responsibility (CR) and sustainability specialists (including LSE alumni) onto campus to talk about their career paths, what their day-to-day jobs involve, and what the future holds for people interested in CR as a career.

Thanks to Isabella from Sancroft, Yogesh from TCS, Lisa from AIM, Stephanie from the JP Morgan Foundation, […]

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Working in consultancy – insider tips from an LSE alum

Guest blog by LSE alumna Maria on what it’s like to work as a consultant:
In the last five years I’ve changed jobs within the consultancy sector twice: first to move to another country and secondly to move to another city. I have spent hours in preparations, have seen many meeting rooms and have had quite a few telephone calls. […]

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