Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in consulting can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors. Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

Learn & Apply

Browse the industry guides to learn more about types of roles, organizations and skills valued by employers. Look for internships and jobs on Handshake, where you can also browse employers and industry-specific events. Understand the Consulting College Prep Timeline and ACCELERATED RECRUITING for applications.

Casual Fridays with Putnam

Featuring Swarthmore Alumni, Sam Winickoff (’23)

This week we are happy to bring you an interview with Swat Alum, Sam Winickoff (‘23), who currently is working at Putnam Inizio Advisory. 

Putnam – a trusted industry partner for life science consulting …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Casual Fridays with JM Search

This week’s Casual Fridays features JM Search – the leading retained executive search firm for private equity and other growth oriented private and public organizations. With over 40 years experience, JM Search partners are immersed in their clients’ search every …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Casual Friday’s with L.E.K. Consulting

Featuring Swarthmore Alumni, Kyle Lee (’22)

This week on Casual Fridays we are lucky to have a fellow Swattie with us! Swarthmore Alum, Kyle Lee (‘22), joins us to talk about his role and the opportunities available at L.E.K. Consulting. 

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Casual Fridays with AlphaSights

Welcome back, Swarthmore, to a brand new year and a brand new semester! We hope that your winter break was fulfilling and that you had some time to rest, relax, and recharge. Over here at Career Services, planning has been …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Takeaways from the McKinsey Philadelphia Site Visit

By Amy Cho ’24, Technology Associate Intern at Career Services

Last Friday, a group of Swarthmore students visited the McKinsey Philadelphia office to get a first-hand look at the firm. It was an enriching and helpful session to hear from …

By Amy Cho
Amy Cho Technology Associate Intern
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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2021 Edition

The 2021 Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms is the definitive guide to the best consulting firms to …

Vault Guide to Case Interviews, Ninth Edition

Case interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process in the consulting industry. Designed to test an applicant’s knowledge …

Vault Career Guide to Consulting, Third Edition

Consulting is a massive, international industry with global revenues of around $506 billion. It spans human resources, business advisory services, …

Branding, Image and Marketing Consulting Jobs

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Healthcare and Pharamceuticals Consulting Jobs

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Vault Guide to Information Technology Consulting Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Build Skills

Mergers & Acquisitions

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
View Mike’s LinkedIn Newsletter Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can spark rapid growth and help businesses add promising new capabilities. But…

Customer Insights and Consumer Analytics for Organizations: Tools and Analysis

Taught by Chris DallaVilla
To build products that resonate with customers, companies must first understand where their audience is coming from. What do their…

Driving Measurable, Sustainable Change

Taught by Richard Chua
In any industry, successfully driving measurable, sustainable change is a challenge. In this course, Dr. Richard Chua shows managers how…

Using Power BI with Excel

Taught by Madecraft
Are you ready to take your skills as a data analyst to the next level? Power BI is an easy-to-use…

Lessons from the World of Sports Analytics

Taught by Ben Sullins
If you’re a sports fan and a data geek at heart, you may have thought about your dream career. You…

Introduction to Career Skills in Data Analytics

Taught by Robin Hunt
Are you ready to take the first step on your journey as a data analyst? Whatever your goals, you don’t…

How Smart Founders Prototype Solutions

Taught by Knowable
When you apply your personal knowledge and skills to business problems, you offer a unique set of insights that can…

Meta-analysis for Data Science and Business Analytics

Taught by Conrad Carlberg
In a world where nearly everyone uses data to inform their business methodologies, an emerging consensus is that more emphasis…

Data Science Foundations: Data Assessment for Predictive Modeling

Taught by Keith McCormick
CRISP-DM, the cross-industry standard process for data mining, is composed of six phases. Most new data scientists rush to modeling…

Consulting Foundations: The Concept of Value

Taught by Robbie Kellman Baxter
Value is the new buzzword in consulting—and for good reason. People buy value, not just products and services. Consultants who…

Consulting Foundations: Client Management and Relationships

Taught by Elizabeth (McLeod) Lotardo
Client relationships are the foundation of your consulting business. Whether you work for a big firm or are going solo…

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Consulting & Case Interviews Explained

Like most employment opportunities, consulting positions will require an interview as part of their hiring process. The interview process for …

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Phone
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Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.