Author Archives: Timothy Mosehauer

Consulting Prep for the Fall

September is right around the corner and before you know it you’ll be back to school. Here are some ideas for you as you prepare for your job and internship search:

Network

This should not be a surprise to you, relationships matter.  So either start or continue to reach out to alumni or other contacts.  Not sure what to ask or how to reach out?  Read this guide.  Think about who you know, and consider asking for a referral to other people.  Consider your affinity groups like maybe sports teams, music groups, clubs or other activities you are involved with.  Midd2Midd is a good start (over 250 alums when you go to ‘industry’ of strategy/management consulting).  And this LinkedIn alumni tool is very powerful with over 32,000 alumni in all industries.

Research and Target firms

Despite how great Middlebury is, we are not a target school where all firms recruit.  This means you have to go to them directly and identify the career sites or Human Resource pages at firms that interest you.  Some firms will post a job or internship on Handshake, but only a select few will actually come to campus to interview you. (or do so virtually this year).  I just want your expectations to be clear.

Part of researching the consulting field is knowing the players beyond the big names like McKinsey, Deloitte, BCG and Bain.  A huge resource to explore more and widen your perspective is the VAULT GuidesClick here to access in Handshake.

With all that said, here are 20+ firms that I suggest you keep on your radar now who have recruited at Midd in the past.  Here at CCI we are working to get them to post a job or internship in Handshake or host a virtual event if possible:

  • Oliver Wyman
  • Kaiser Associates
  • Analysis Group
  • Cadent
  • Kantar
  • BroadBranch
  • Compass Lexicon
  • Charles River Associates
  • Beacon Group
  • Brattle Group
  • Avascent
  • Treacy & Company
  • Clearview Healthcare Partners
  • Clarion Healthcare
  • Trinity
  • Putnam
  • Kearney
  • Accenture and Accenture Federal
  • Cornerstone Research
  • Edgeworth Economics
  • BTS
  • Seurat Group
  • Advisory Board
  • GLG
  • AlphaSights
  • Third Bridge
  • Bridgespan Group
  • CG42

Practice case interviews

These are a large part of the recruiting process for jobs, and internships too.  Two resources to use to become more familiar with this style are ManagementConsulted and PrepLounge.  Also those VAULT guides have case interview prep help as well.  The consulting field is competitive, so making it to the first round past the resume review is a challenge, but where it really can make a difference is how you perform on these case interviews.  Practice as much as possible.  Click here to browse the resources.

Enjoy the rest of summer and I look forward to supporting your success in finding opportunities in consulting.  I am out of the office, returning on the 16th, so book an appointment in Handshake with me if you want to talk more.  I have many openings.

-Tim

Technology Policy Fellow with Open Philanthropy

“The fellowship aims to help grow the community of people working at the intersection of US policy and Open Philanthropy’s longtermism-motivated work, especially in AI and biosecurity.

It provides selected applicants with policy-focused training and mentorship, and supports them in matching with a host organization for a full-time, fully-funded fellowship based in the Washington, DC area. Potential host organizations include executive branch offices, Congressional offices, and think tank programs.

Fellowship placements are expected to begin in early or mid-2022 and to last 6 or 12 months (depending on the fellowship category), with potential renewal for a second term (for a maximum duration of 12 or 24 months).

All the details HERE. Deadline is Sept 15.

Are you curious about fellowships?

ProFellow.com is the world’s leading online resource for information on professional and academic fellowships. We offer our readers a free fellowships database where you can search and bookmark more than 1,300 fellowships and funding awards for individuals. We also publish articles with application tips written by fellows, features and interviews with current and former fellows, and fellowship calls for applications.

For example, here is an article about 32 Public Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

Road to Kearney newsletter and webinar series

“As you begin to think about the upcoming recruiting season, we hope you will consider a career at Kearney. We are a global management consulting firm committed to helping CEOs and CXOs across a broad range of fortune 500 organizations exceed their business goals.  

To help you get to know Kearney this fall, we introduce the Road to Kearney newsletter and webinar series designed to address the following questions:   Are you interested in a career where you will be surrounded by other intelligent and driven individuals? Have you heard about consulting but want to learn more? Are you convinced consulting is right for you but want to make sure you pick the right company? Have you heard of a “case interview” and want to make sure you are prepared?  

Sign up here to subscribe to receive our newsletters and learn more about our firm, what it would be like to work with us, and upcoming opportunities to get to know us. We think you’ll find that we are a different kind of management consulting firm.”

Accenture Federal Analyst –Emerging Leaders Conference 2021

Join us for the 5th Annual Accenture Federal Emerging Leaders Conference on September 2nd and 3rd for an exclusive opportunity to explore a dynamic career where you can Be Yourself, Make a Difference.

This exciting two-day event is filled with professional development workshops, networking activities, and the opportunity to interview for an Accenture Federal Analyst position. Applying does not guarantee a spot at the conference.  

Date and Time: Thursday, September 2nd, 9:00am to Friday, September 3rd, 5:00pm           

Location: Virtual  

Are you eager for challenges that explore your full potential? At Accenture, you can launch yourself into your next journey – a dynamic career with a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.  

Accenture Federal Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP and a leading services provider to US Federal organizations. You will explore your professional passions and develop market leading skills that will enable you to thrive no matter what your future career path holds. It’s a very exciting place to be! 

Apply to attend HERE in Handshake. Deadline is Aug 20.

Listen to Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam and Kristi

Tune in to Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam and Kristi, a podcast featuring Admissions Dean Miriam Ingber with Harvard Law School Admissions Dean Kristi Jobson.

The podcast will provide applicants candid, accurate, and straightforward advice about law school admissions —direct from the source. Episodes of Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam & Kristi will be released beginning in mid-August and every two weeks through November.

Check out the trailer and subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Legal Education Data Deck

“AccessLex prepares the Legal Education Data Deck for the use of the legal education community, policymakers, and others interested in viewing a snapshot of certain data and trends organized around our three driving principles: access, affordability and value. The Data Deck is a living document that is updated periodically, and we are happy to announce the most recent version is now available. The updated data deck trends the latest admission, enrollment, degrees awarded, tuition, and grants awarded data from the most recent ABA Standard 509, LSAC, and National Center for Education Statistics reports. Notable updates include:

  • Law school admission is becoming more competitive. After increasing in 2019, the number of admitted applicants fell slightly in 2020. The count of admitted applicants has remained stable since 2013, despite a continued increase in law school applications.
  • The number of J.D. degrees awarded to historically underrepresented students slightly increased last year, marking the first increase since 2012-2013. The share of J.D.s awarded nationally to historically underrepresented students continues to rise.
  • Students of color tend to be overrepresented among those who withdraw from law school for non-transfer reasons before their second year.
  • Average tuition at private and public resident law schools increased again in 2020. The median grant amount awarded to full time students also increased, though the increase was slightly less than the increase in average tuition. The percentage of students receiving significant institutional grant aid (at least half of tuition costs) increased slightly.
  • The percentage of schools offering conditional scholarships declined again, continuing a steady decrease since 2012. The share of the first-year class receiving these scholarships fell, continuing a trend that has been declining since 2014.”

Check out the full 44 page PDF full of data here if you are interested more: https://www.accesslex.org/research-and-data-tools-and-resources/legal-education-data-deck