Consulting, Business Strategy

Consulting firms are hired by organizations of all kinds – for-profit, nonprofit, and government agencies – to help them solve a problem or facilitate an organizational change. The more commonly known “general strategy” firms cover a broad portfolio of industries across sectors. There are also firms that specialize in specific industries such as healthcare, government, and financial services, while others specialize in functional areas that span industries, such as human resources, technology, and communications. Rather than hire an outside firm, some organizations have internal consultants, also referred to as business or corporate strategy departments, to address and resolve similar business and operational issues from within the organization.

Rebecca Xi, Applied Math & Economics

Where are you located now?
New York, NY

What are you doing?
Traveling and writing for a year before working as an associate consultant for Bain & Company.

What advice do you have for Harvard undergraduates, now that you’ve graduated?

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How to Identify the Great-Fit Management Consulting Firm for You

The first job after you graduate can set the course for your future, so how do you make sure it’s the right one? Typical groupthink says to look for things like cultural fit, compensation, or brand. While these factors are undoubtedly pertinent to …

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Pavida Charoen-Rajapark, Engineering Sciences

What are your post-graduation plans?
LEK Consulting

What is your anticipated job title or function?
PhD Analyst

What advice do you have for Harvard GSAS students, now that you are graduating?
Have fun in the process!

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