Consultancy may sound like an environment that is exclusively for cum laude graduates: large-scale projects for multinationals, questioning how the world will look in ten years’ time. To a certain degree this is true when working within the consulting branch. You are the one giving advice about situations within an ever-changing world. However, this does not make consulting one-sided. Just think about all the different perspectives within all the different industries possible and then realise that there are a great variety of forms of consultancy within all of these branches.
For students with a quantitative mindset, some disciplines within consulting are more relevant than others. The consultancy branch can be described as a ship: the strategy consultant determines the broader course the ship should sail, while the tactical consultant pinpoints the exact amount of degrees north or south, the operational consultant then makes sure that the ship stays afloat during its trip.
Behind every aspect, there are complex models where quantitative students make the difference. The differences between the working environments in all these disciplines are vast, though, and differ in every expertise. Consulting can be done in every sector and every expertise. From strategy consulting, management consulting, financial advisory, operational excellence or IT consulting. Every discipline has its own specific set of problems.
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