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.
|Market Research Analyst
|Diversity Recruitment Consultant
|Environmental Compliance Consultant
|Risk Management Consultant
|Global Affairs Consultant
|Strategic Development Consultant
|Human Resources Consultant
Some positions may require additional experience or licensing.
|Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
|Cambridge Associates, LLC
|McKinsey & Company
|Eze Software Group
|Human Resources/Employee Training and Development
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
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NEUniv; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
Career Conversation: Consulting and Project Management
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations and Activities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- Direct Marketing Association
- International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
- Institute of Management Consultants USA
- Professional and Technical Consultants Association
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities.