Business

JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Brown Job and Internship Board (JIB)

BROWN RECRUITING PROGRAM

Many employers participate in the Recruiting Program during fall and spring semesters and some conduct interviews in the CareerLAB.  All positions in the recruiting program are posted on the Brown Job & Internship Board (JIB).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association for Finance Professionals

Investment Management Consultants Association

American Finance Association

Financial Women’s Association

CAMPUS RESOURCES

CareerLAB Advising - General and specialized advising during appointments and walk-ins is available to all students

Department of Economics

The Division of Applied Mathematics

The C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations


Brown Investment Group

Brown Socially Responsible Investment Fund (BSRI)

Smart Women Securities, Brown

Intercollegiate Finance Journal

Brown University Women In Business

Pride In Business

Undergraduate Finance Board

BUSINESS SCHOOL

http://brown.edu/academics/college/advising/business-school/

SOCIAL MEDIA

Brown Business Related LinkedIn Groups

Consulting Resources

Vault – Guide to Consulting, employer listings, case interview prep

Consulting Magazine

Careers in Consulting

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Management Consulting Firms

Institute of Management Consultants USA

Association of Internal Management Consultants

Overview of the Interview Process

The consulting interview process consists of two parts: the personal experience interview and the business case portion. The personal experience interview consists of a “get to know” conversation including questions about your resume, motivations to become a consultant, strengths, experiences working in teams, and many other possible scenarios. The case portion of the interview consists of the interviewer presenting a business problem, often one the consultant has actually faced, to consider. During the case portion (often 75% of a 30 minute to 1 hour interview) interviewees are expected to logically, creatively, and in a structured manner describe how theywould approach the problem. While problem solving skills and the ability to present logical arguments and hypotheses are skills that Ph.D., masters, law degree, and medical degree students have in spades, the ability to think on the spot and coherently address issues relevant to businesses takes practice. 
 
There are a few general suggestions from alumni to consider when preparing for the interview. First, do not neglect preparing for the personal interview section of the interview. While performing well on the case is a necessary component of getting a job, it is not a sufficient criteria. Interviewees should come prepared to answer the commonly asked interview questions with stories that demonstrate the interviewee’s key abilities and achievements. Secondly, when interviews come, there are often up to five in one day so be prepared to spend many hours each week for the months preceding interviews practicing and building stamina. A benchmark is to practice cases with a partner (NEVER ALONE) 3-5 times per week for two months before interviews. Finally, when applying for firms, remember that consulting jobs are very difficult to land. However, with enough determination, enough preparation, enough networking with companies, and by spreading your job search net wide you will be able to enter this exciting industry!

Interview guides:

Marc Cosentino's Website
Bain
Deloitte
McKinsey
Oliver Wyman
Management Consulted

Recommended Books/Resources:
Case in Point
Management Consulted
CaseInterview.com

Sign up to find a case interview practice group or partner here

Major Consulting Firms
Accenture 
AT Kearney 
Bain & Company 
The Boston Consulting Group 
Booz & Company 
Cambridge Associates
Capgemini
Deloitte
Ernst & Young 
IBM Global Business Services
Gartner Inc.
Hewitt Associates
Katzenbach Partners LLC 
KPMG LLP
L.E.K. Consulting
McKinsey & Company
Mercer LLC 
Monitor Group
NERA Economic Consulting
OC&C Strategy Consultants
Oliver Wyman
The Parthenon Group
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants 
Towers Perrin
ZS Associates

Follow these firms on Twitter:

The Boston Consulting Group BostonConsultingGrp ‏ @BCG
Find new research on @BCGPerspectives

Adrian J Slywotzky: Partner at Oliver Wyman and author of such books as The Profit Zone, The Art of Profitability, The Upside, and most recently, Demand. @ASlywotzky

Research, publications, webcasts & information on the financial, accounting & consulting services of EY member firms. @EYnews

Bain & Company serves global clients on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organization and mergers and acquisitions. @BainAlerts

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses industry expertise & analytical rigor to help solve clients’ most critical business problems. @LEK_Consulting

Latest news from and about firms in the PwC worldwide network. @pwc_press

McKinsey & Company ‏ @McKinsey
Since 1926, the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments & institutions | 100+ offices in 50+ countries Knowledge @McKQuarterly

ZS Associates ‏ @ZSAssociates  A global leader in sales and marketing consulting, outsourcing, technology and software. Follow us for the latest company news and updates.

Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. @OliverWyman

The business journal of @McKinsey & Company. Our goal is to offer new ways of thinking about management in the private, public, & nonprofit sector. @McKQuarterly

Accenture Follow us for updates on Accenture research, blogs, podcasts and more. Tweets by the Accenture Twitter Team. @Accenture

Deloitte Sharing the latest news, research, events and more from Deloitte Touche @Deloitte

Investment Banking Resources

Vault – Finance guides, employer listings, finance interview prep
Financial Times
Wall Street Journal
Economist
Careers in Finance
Investopedia
Mergers & Inquisitions – Guide to breaking into investment banking, includes info on financial modeling
Investment Banking Resumes Blog - A blog for undergraduates and young bankers – cover letters, resume writing and interviewing skills, just for investment banks.
Fins – Career information on sectors within finance
One Wire – Career information and job listings

Major Banks