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Are there PhDs here who transitioned to consulting at MBB, EY-P, Altman Solon etc. I am a PhD candidate ( Earth Sciences) at UIUC and have begun seriously considering a career in consulting. I am looking for advice and/or mentorship on: 1. Crafting a consulting resume and cover letter 2. Networking as an advanced degree, how important it is? While I am in touch with some consultants from my academic background, I haven’t looked at the relationship as a potential referral as of yet.

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As an Illinois grad, I recommend looking into the various student consulting organizations on campus. There are a few, all worth looking at. Illinois Business Consulting (IBC), OTCR, SCNO...there’s another that focuses on startups but I forget it’s name.

Join your schools consulting club

Make sure you have a story or pitch on how earth science is relevant for consulting.

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