Guide to a future in consulting

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Babson College

Consulting Career Guide

Your guide to a future in consulting

The Consulting Job Search

  • The hiring process for the consulting industry is highly competitive. Consulting firms, especially firms with an “up-or-out” policy, can have a 20% turnover each year, and are looking for the best candidates to replace outgoing consultants. Unfortunately, you will be competing with thousands of applicants from the best business schools in the world. Luckily, there are ways to prepare for the consulting hiring process.

  • With the help of this guide, you will learn what types of questions you will be asked, what criteria will be used to judge you, and how you should prepare.

How to use this guide

  • Use our worksheets to prepare for the most common interview questions and situations

  • Familiarize yourself with the format of the case interview

  • Build your own case “toolkit” to help you solve case problems

  • Plan your personal timeline to keep you on track

  • Practice cases from real interviews at McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte, Simon-Kucher, and PA Consulting

Babson Consulting Club (BCC)
Babson MBA Center for Career Development (CCD) 781-239-4210

Created by

Colin Fox MBA ’08; BCC Vice President (Outreach) 2007-08

Edited by

Susan J Lemke Senior Associate Director, CCD; Mentor, BCC

Brandon Reisen MBA ’10; BCC Project Leader 2008-09

Jacob Xavier MBA ’09; BCC President 2008-09

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