The term “consultant” alone, may refer to a variety of potential vocational paths in multiple industries. Consultants are hired to help companies and organizations pinpoint business problems and trouble spots; help plot an organization’s next move; or generally transform the organization’s work practices to make them more efficient, productive, and less wasteful. Consultants provide an outside, objective, in depth point of view to help organizations spot problems or better their performance in ways that the organization might not be able to see.

Consulting opportunities are available in every industry but are most commonly found in the following: accounting, finance, human resources and employee training/development, technology, branding and marketing, management, and project management.

Job Titles

Accounting ConsultantIT Consultant
AnalystMarketing/Advertising Consultant
Business ConsultantMarket Research Analyst
Compensation ConsultantNon-Profit Consultant
Diversity Recruitment ConsultantProject Manager
Environmental Compliance ConsultantResearch Analyst
Financial ConsultantRisk Management Consultant
Global Affairs ConsultantTax Analyst
Healthcare ConsultantStrategic Development Consultant
Human Resources Consultant

Some positions may require additional experience or licensing.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)Maximus
Cambridge Associates, LLCMcKinsey & Company
Eze Software GroupWalkwater Technologies

Industries

Consulting opportunities are available in every industry, but are most commonly found in the following industries:
AccountingHuman Resources/Employee Training and Development
Branding/MarketingManagement
EnvironmentalProject Management
FinanceTechnology

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Business Analyst Intern

  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Market Analyst Intern
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Project Management Intern
  • Social Media Intern

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

For more information, please make an appointment with your co-op advisor.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Career Conversation: Consulting and Project Management

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities o

For additional student organizations click here.

For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups