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What are consulting firms that are especially interested in PhDs, especially in the humanities/social sciences?

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JD for strategy consulting? I have JD, and I am currently doing risk consulting (regulatory/compliance/legal oriented engagements). Considering applying for a few strategy consulting roles. Any ski… more

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So resentful of this cohort right now. Got baited’n switched so hardcore by shameless PhD consulting biomedical engineers. Legit snakes in human clothing. 🤬🤬

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what should I get a grad degree in

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Hey there - Off the cuff - My kidlet is a frosh in HS - she has wanted to be a surgeon since she was 3 - the last year or so, she's started specifying trauma surgery. So... what's a good m… more

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Hello All, I am looking to transition into consulting. I see chatter on other bowla that MBB hiring is on 🔥. I have a PhD in mechanical engineering plsu 7yoe in sales and project management. Woul… more

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Has McK join the hiring spree yet? Any chances for APD to lateral?

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How to respond to stakeholders and team mates when they say, "your approach is to academic". For context, conducted stakeholder interviews to theme data, and used initial codes, axial, emer… more

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Asking for a friend: Is it possible to refer candidate for MBB's summer programs (insights, bridge, advantage)?

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Hi! Everyone, I am a PhD turned consultant with 2 years at big 4. I was wondering if there are openings at MBB that I can apply to? I am a molecular biologist by training and do life sciences consulti… more

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Interested in pursuing a PhD in Econ (don’t have research experience or the math classes yet) what can I do to strengthen my app? Should I apply for a masters before phd? Graduated from a T20 undergra… more

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Thoughts on masters from oxbridge? I'm interested in a PhD after but also want some flexibility to work for a bit after back in consulting. Thinking of either mba+social science focused masters, … more

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Any reputable universities in US that offers part time PhD - in management, business or public policy?

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Any advice on applying for PhD out of consulting? I'm 8 years out of undergrad. Scored well on GRE but unsure how best to proceed given I've been out of school for so long.

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How are you feeling now that you’re in consulting coming from a PhD, JD, or MD?

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Hi! Sitting on offers from Harvard and Cambridge for PhD. I was hired out of undergrad into Strategy, worked two years. Trying to decide if I want to 100% pivot to academia...any advice/suggestions?

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Hi everyone - MD Consultant here. Would love to network with other consultants in this group and learn why you decided to come into Consulting. Thank you.

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Any advice on how to push through the last step of the dissertation? I work full time and only have that left for my PHD, but it has been very challenging to make real progress.

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I’m starting as a Manager at one of the big 4 in 3 weeks. I left my tenure track job 4 yrs ago so I’m accustomed to non-academic work but still intimidated. Advice? Will I succeed this first year?

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has anyone created a research plan? applying for faculty roles at a university and a recent PhD, with only a published dissertation to my name

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anyone here an entrepreneur? I have a PhD in org psych and 20+ years in Big 4 human cap... starting up my own firm and wondering about billing rates. what hourly rate do you charge for your services?

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Currently an MBA student at M7, and already have a PhD in ChemEng. No prior consulting background. What would be good firms to target and any preferred ones for good work life balance?

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Currently a M7 PhD student. Former Big 4 consultant and veteran. Want to go back into consulting (preferably strategy). I have an Ivy Master’s. Would a MBA be silly if this is my goal?

Any other MDs here? Are you preparing for industry exits or the long haul in consulting? I genuinely love this industry so far an am curious how much of my background will actually be useful after SA.

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What does the recruitment process look like for PhD candidates for the Big 4 and tier 2 firms? I know MBB recruits PhDs, but am unclear about the rest.

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Looking to make a change and I have a PhD in Org Psychology. Any suggestions?

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I’m working on my PhD while working full time ... any tips?

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Have a friend who is at an engineering PhD program. I'm trying to help shape her resume, but would love a second look from those that understand the differences in grad school recruiting.

I have a PhD, but damn does an MBA not seem fun and useful for networking. Has anyone gone after PhD and a few years of consulting?

So who is thinking about leaving/going back to (academia/medicine/law) after 2 years are up? Not sure I want the PL job even though I think I could make a great manager (elsewhere)

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What type of exit opportunities have you seen come across? Any issues exiting without an MBA?

Any MDs willing to talk to a MD with significant clinical experience who is interested in consulting?

How many fishes in this thread at BEP??

Just to kick off, feel free share your degree/expertise. Always interesting to learn others’ backgrounds

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