Business School and University presentations, webinars and 1:1 coaching sessions.
Drawing on my 30 years experience of recruiting strategy and management consultants with BLT, the leading management consultancy recruitment business, I act as an independent adviser to business schools and universities, MBAs and others, on careers in consultancy.
I deliver presentations about the consultancy sector on campus and by webinar, and offer one-to-one advice sessions to prospective consultants.
Campus presentations: typically 90 minutes to two hours with Q&A ,covering:
Overview of the consultancy industry; actors, service lines and clients; what’s hot in consulting; skills for consulting; strategy or management consulting; big firm or small firm; entry points and progression; salaries and work/life balance; country information; researching firms; getting interviews; and finally, do you really want to become a consultant?
Each presentation is tailored to the needs of the audience – MBAs, EMBAs, pre- and post-experience Masters, PhDs, undergraduates and alumni; their nationalities and country interests, eg UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, China. SE Asia, USA, Latin America; working for a firm or setting up as an independent, or joining an internal consultancy.
Webinars: typically 45 minutes to an hour with Q&A, covering the above, but looking at these issues from the point of view of distance learning students.
1:1 sessions: usually 30 minutes each with students who want support in areas such as
- Market sizing: target firms, types of consultancies most suited according to experience, lifestyle issues, location etc
- Research: identifying contacts to approach, method of approach, script
- CVs and cover letters: review, rewrite for clarity, brevity, relevance.
- Interview preparation: story, competencies, assessment centres, group exercises, case study preparation
These sessions are often arranged as a return to campus, days or weeks after a presentation. Up to 15 sessions can be scheduled for a day’s visit. Or conversations can be held over skype and telephone.