Consultants are master problem-solvers whose toolkit of skills is as wide and varied as the fields they work in. As economic and political events change the operating environment for both companies and governments, consultants are increasingly asked to offer solutions to wide ranging and complex problems. A career in consulting offers the opportunity not only to see the world but also to address important strategic, operational, and organizational issues confronting businesses and governments. As companies continue to look beyond the U.S. for market opportunity, there should be greater opportunity for consultants skilled in global strategy, marketing, sales, operations, finance, and services.
If you’re considering a career in consulting, build your portfolio by obtaining a relevant college degree. Look for an internship or summer associate positions to gain experience and expand your network.