Blog posts about careers in consulting. For more information please visit the consulting section of our website.
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 […]
Anoucheh Bellefleur completed the MSc Political Economy of Europe at LSE in 2013. She now works as an Energy Consultant at Capgemini Consulting.
” LSE has offered you a fantastic opportunity to higher this potential, so be proud and ambitious”
Find out more about Anoucheh Bellefleur and her experiences on her graduate profile page.
Rhoads Reynolds Cannon completed the MSc Theory and History of International Relations at LSE in 2013. He now works as the Business Founder at TBT Consultants.
” I can directly thank the LSE for providing me with the confidence to pursue my dreams”
Find out more about Rhoads Reynolds Cannon and his experiences on his graduate profile page.
Silvio Erkens completed the MSc International Relations at LSE in 2013. He now works as Consultant at Boston Consulting Group.
“LSE was all that I expected beforehand and more.”
Find out more about Silvio Erkens and his experiences on his graduate profile page.
Patrick Girasole completed the MSc Political Economy of Europe at LSE in 2013. He now works as an Analyst at Sendero Consulting.
“LSE instilled a work ethic in my character that continues to pay dividends today”
Find out more about Patrick Girasole and his experiences on his graduate profile page.
Benjamin Green completed the MSc Politics and Goverment of the European Union at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Senior Associate in strategy at PwC.
“it’s unlikely that I would have picked up this career path were it not for my time at the LSE”
Find out more about Benjamin Green and his experiences on his graduate profile page.
Sharon Chen completed the MSc Organisational Behaviour at LSE in 2013. She now works as a FinTech Strategist at the EY.
“Try to take up something new every year – you’ll be surprised what talents you have!”
Find out more about Sharon Chen and her experiences on her graduate profile page.
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. […]
Nurit Nobel completed the MSc Organisational Psychology at LSE in 2013. She now works as a Brand Consultant and Client Director at LynxEye brand consultants.
” I immensely enjoyed the overall LSE experience – in particular the lecture series.”
Find out more about Nurit Nobel and her experiences on her graduate profile page.
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 […]
Nick Cherrier studied a masters degree in European political economy in 2011 and is now Senior Consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners.
“If you are interested in management consulting, you should expect a lot of travel and a lot of responsibilities from day one. What you will need to succeed is the ability to perform under pressure (the deadlines are tight), analytical skills to find […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bach Nguyen completed the BSc in Mathematics and Economics at LSE in 2009. He now works as a Management Consultant for McKinsey & Company
“I enjoy working with extremely (sometimes scarily) smart and talented people from diverse backgrounds. I find that I am constantly learning; doing new projects every few months, getting exposure to new industries and functions.”
Find out more about Bach […]
Nicasio Pimentel completed the MSc in Management and Human Resources at LSE in 2012. He now works as a Management Consulting Analyst for Accenture
“For this role, being a book-smart is not enough: it is mandatory to have the 21st century soft skills in management consulting- communication, critical thinking, collaboration with team members and creativity because one will be exposed to various clients […]
Piotr Gawryluk completed the BSc in Management Sciences at LSE in 2009. He now works as a Consultant for the Office of Electronic Communications in Poland
“When I started my career in consulting, I thought that I would follow that career path for a long time… Specialising in a narrower field has provided more stability and better work-life balance.”
Find out more […]
Rahul Prakash Pandey completed the MSc in Environment and Development at LSE in 2011. He now works as a Partner for Ace GMAT
“Joining environmental consulting was my priority at LSE, and I was able to achieve that. However goals and aspirations evolve, hence the new venture; something that was not on my radar while at LSE.”
Find out more about Rahul and his experiences on the graduate […]