3 Takeaways from the Internships in Consulting Panel

By Erica Stutz ’24, Career Peer Advisor

Miss the Consulting internship search panel we offered on March 20th? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are key pieces of advice shared at the event:

  1. Anyone can do it! Consulting is all about problem-solving and analytical thinking skills. As Swatties, you have it! Whether you are an Education, Art History, Political Science, Computer Science, etc. major, there is always a relevant role in the consulting field. If working on new business problems is intriguing to you, make sure to look into management, strategy, healthcare, technology, econ, education, etc. consulting. There is something for everyone!
  2. Network! Recruiting in consulting is challenging. Luckily, you are not alone and those at consulting firms have felt the same stress as you. Utilize LinkedIn and the reliable Swarthmore alumni network to learn more about each consulting role and build connections for when you need practice case interviews!
  3. Case Case Case! If you plan on pursuing a job/internship in consulting, casing is a large part of the interview process. Luckily, there are plenty of practice materials available including Swarthmore’s connection with ManagementConsulted, Vault guides, and several free case books that can be found on the Internet. Find a casing partner or two and get started! The earlier you begin casing, the more prepared you will be to ace those interviews.
By Erica Stutz
Erica Stutz Career Fellow