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Consulting Careers Panel: From Boutique to Big 3 for Graduate Students & Postdocs

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Careers Beyond Academia

The skills you develop in a graduate program are highly desirable to consulting firms. In addition to data gathering, breaking down problems into manageable pieces, and articulating possible solutions clearly, recruiters are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills. While you may have heard of the big-name firms, the consulting industry stretches far beyond a few organizations in large metropolitan areas. Companies vary in terms of organizational culture, levels of client interaction, travel expectations and the ability to work internationally. To learn more about the field, a panel of consulting professionals from 4 organizations, ranging from 8 to 28,000 employees, will speak about their career path and the pros and cons of working at a firm of their size.

-Andrew George, PhD (Duke '18 Biology), Senior Consultant at Thrivner, Inc.
-Jennifer Decoste, PhD (Penn State '11 Curriculum & Instruction and Women's Studies), Vice President for Leadership Strategies at Credo Higher Ed
-Krish Ray, MS (Duke '13 Computational Economics), Analytical Consultant at SAS
-Bomy Lee Chung, PhD (MIT '16 Chemical Engineering), McKinsey & Company

*Graduate students register by clicking More Event Information below. Postdocs register at

Contact: Career Center