Agenda Brief Overview Management Consulting –What is available on-campus –Developing a strategy –Resources Niche Consulting –Identifying and searching for organizations –What is available on-campus –Developing a strategy –Resources
Brief Overview Management Consulting – Implementation Consulting – Niche Consulting Typical positions and career movement Lifestyle –For a full overview of the industry, please visit the Ed.M. Online Career Resource Center Career Decision Making Sectors Consulting Primer
Management Consulting What is available on - campus Consulting firms will hold on-campus information for all advanced degree students. HKS Consulting Fair FAS Career Forum You need to be dressed in business formal for all events and be prepared with a one page resume. You need to be prepared to answer “Why did you choose the School of Education?” Their on-campus interview schedule may not be available to you. Make arrangement with them directly. All dates and times are in Hired.
Management Consulting Building a Strategy Visibility is key –Attend every information session and networking session they have available. –Use information interviewing to your advantage and be ready to sell yourself. Case interviewing practice is a must! –Case Interviewing Workshop –Consulting firm recruiting sites –Vault.com or Wetfeet.com –Job Juice App. Have a good answer for “Why did you choose the education school if you are interested in consulting?”
Management Consulting Resources Consulting Primer on the Ed.M. Career Online Career Resource Center Hired for the schedule of information sessions, career fairs, and workshops related to consulting (access through the Ed.M. Career Online Career Resource Center Consulting Firm Websites Wetfeet.com, Vault.com, JobJuice.com Consulting Central: http://www.consultingcentral.com/http://www.consultingcentral.com/ Institute of Management Consultants: http://www.imcusa.org/ http://www.imcusa.org/ Ed.M Career Online Resource Center (resume, cover letter, general interviewing advice)
Niche Consulting Identifying Organizations Hired employer search by type of organization = Consulting. There are over 150 organizations that have identified themselves as consulting and posted jobs with us. Guidestar will allow you to identify management and technical organizations within targeted fields. –Premium access is available through Harvard Library E- resources (highly recommended) –Advanced Search Examples by NTEE code A02 = Arts Management and Technical Assistance B02 = Education Management and Technical Assistance O02 = Youth Development Management and Technical Assistance Q02 = International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security Management and Technical Assistance
Niche Consulting What is available on-campus Niche consulting recruiting is based on just-in-time hiring methods. Job postings through Hired Career Days for New York and Washington D.C. Social Impact Expo in April
Niche Consulting Developing a Strategy Niche consulting firms do not practice on-campus hiring in a strategic way. It is important to target the organizations of interest and to determine their recruiting strategy. Networking is very important for niche firms as most will only advertise on their web site. Depending on the firm, you may have to practice case interviews. Keep you resume to one page unless it is a research focused organization like EDC or Abt Associates.
Niche Consulting Resources Hired Guidestar If they will be using case interviews in their recruiting process: –Wetfeet.com, –Vault.com, –JobJuice.com LinkedIn for networking Crimson Compass for networking Ed.M Career Online Resource Center
For a full overview of the industry, please visit the Ed.M. Online Career Resource Center Career Decision Making Sectors Consulting Primer