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How can I break my brother into Healthcare Consulting? He is a Senior @ Notre Dame, studied Biology, and has no formal business studies. Any tips? Boutiques maybe?

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Take a hammer. Hit his head and read abracadabra healthcare wadiabra. Boom. You'll break him into a million health care consulting pieces! 😂

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I went to ND and my first recommendation for your brother is to leverage the alumni network. Have him pick companies he’s interested in and find people on LinkedIn that went to ND that work for those companies and have him connect with them and message them. I have worked for 3 major companies, including EY now without any financial experience and was hired because of who I knew. Feel free to DM if you want me to chat him through this.

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Will DM. Thanks

Does he have any internship experience he can tweak to sound consulting-y?

Maybe he can apply to research arms of consulting firms and go from there?

Get a Salesforce admin cert. It takes 6 weeks of part time studying and $200. Salesforce partners will fall over themselves trying to hire a ND grad with a cert at entry level

get him to do an analytics certification. Companies hire the analytics folks like crazy

Huron is a consulting company focused in Healthcare and Higher ed, and their HQ is in Chicago. I went through interviews with them recently and found it to be a good group. Also they are hiring like crazy.

Pretty sure they have arms for cloud epr counsulting(Oracle, SAP, workday) and programs like salesforce as well as healthcare strategy.

There’s no reason why a bio major can’t do strategy/management consulting, life sciences/healthcare or not; there’s plenty of engineers, biologists, chemists, etc. across all levels (A-SM+) who work at Deloitte - don’t know why people are suggesting additional certs, gaining different experiences, etc. In terms of tips: - if your brother really only wants to do LSHC work, target firms like ZS, IQVIA, Huron, Mercer, and boutiques like Putnam, Triage, Clearlake, etc. There’s a list out there of boutique LSHC firms. - Networking is the name of the game. After you network and get a referral, you’re likely to get an interview if you meet base requirements (GPA and the like), major won’t matter. In order to effectively network, find alumni from Notre Dame and since most everyone lists their major on LinkedIn, connect with relevant folks — but at the same time cast your net wide too! - Frame experiences on your brothers resume to highlight core analyst consulting skills (project management, data analysis, (market) research, all the stuff you do/have done) and the soft skills firms are looking for (leadership, impact, etc.) - my two cents: apply broadly to Big 4 and T2 as well (I found that some firms like LEK were really snooty about my bio background and seemed to want formal business experience but other firms like EY and Deloitte S&O (outdated name I know, but that’s what it was called at the time) did not care at all.

My firm does a lot of healthcare work and are hiring. Feel free to DM!

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