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Consulting is the practice of helping companies increase their efficiency and profits by addressing the major operational or strategic challenges they’re facing. There are four main types of consulting: management strategy consulting, financial consulting, information technology consulting, and human resources staffing/consulting.

Intellectual Competence

Consulting and advising (in your defined areas of expertise)

Analytical Processing

Action Research

Problem Solving and Process Improvement

Communication Competence

Communication (writing, speaking and listening)

Conflict Management

Presentation Skills

Leadership Competence

Judgement and Decision Making

Emotional Intelligence

Client Engagements and Relationships

Managing Ambiguity

Technical Competence

Analytics and Data Interpretation

Statistical Thinking

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Project Management

Business Systems

Marketing and Sales

Contracting, Budgeting and Financial Management (for senior-level consultants, partners and principals)

Career Options

    • Management Strategy Consulting
    • Financial Consulting
    • Information Technology Consulting
    • Human Resources Staffing/Consulting: Human Resources Specialists, Training and Development Managers, and Training and Development Specialists

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A professional organization/association is a group that seeks to further the interests of professionals within a particular field. Professional organizations typically provide professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities for their members. Getting involved can often be great for career growth and advancement. The professional organizations listed below are most appropriate for students interested in occupations related to Consulting Services.

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