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.
Consulting and advising (in your defined areas of expertise)
Problem Solving and Process Improvement
Communication (writing, speaking and listening)
Judgement and Decision Making
Client Engagements and Relationships
Analytics and Data Interpretation
Critical Thinking and Analysis
Marketing and Sales
Contracting, Budgeting and Financial Management (for senior-level consultants, partners and principals)
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.