So I’m an undergrad starting as an associate in consulting at PwC without a business background, I have really strong clinical knowledge and have been hired for healthcare consulting but I honestly don’t know the basics of accounting/finance/data analytics. I feel way over my head, any tips on how to give myself working knowledge or books I could read would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Large portions of consulting have nothing to do with those finance topics. It’s about learning the client and their business, systems, operations, people, and also relationships. Little of which you learn anywhere but on the job.

Data analytics will be useful in any context, so if you plan to brush up skills anywhere I’d do it there and learn some tools like Alteryx and tableau or power BI. Move on to R or python if you find you’re more technically inclined. That kind of knowledge/skills you can get without being on the job.

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You’ll do great. Just take notes, listen and ask a lot of questions. You’ll learn!

Learn as you go! Ask a lot of questions. No one knows anything when they come out of undergrad.

You could do a free month of Linkedin learning, they have a lot of content!

Am reading ‘The Finance Book’ rn, and it’s a great start to get the basics of accounting! 😊

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