Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PhD Consultant Blog

As some of you may have seen in the comments from my last post, one of my readers is a PhD who is in the process of making the transition into consulting (sounds familiar). As far as I can tell, she has just accepted a position with one of the "Big 4" firms, but won't start work until September. She will be blogging about the transition from science to consulting and will be sharing some insight about what it is like to start out at her new job. She has also added a little perspective about her experience with applying to firms, which may be of interest to those of us still in the process.

While the blog is new and not fully developed yet, it looks like it could be a promising resource in the future and I would recommend checking in on it every now and then to see what kind of firsthand knowledge you might be able to pick up! Shee already has comments from Steve Shu, which is a pretty good seal of approval!

Here is the link:


  1. Thank you so much for this post!

    I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I found your blog extremely useful while I was going through the application process. It was great to read in so much detail what the interviews would be like and also the before/after.

    Just one more thing: I'm a "she" not a "he". I guess that's the thing with English: you can't express the difference when you write in the first person :).

    Thanks again!

  2. The post has been amended to reflect your actual gender. So sorry about the mistake!

  3. I have been a consultant for over a decade now and let me tell you, it is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I've worked with some of the coolest people and doing incredibly interesting things. Consulting is the way to go.

  4. I think consultancy is something you accidentally get into be just loving to help people and convey information.. Going to check your site out Robert (above comment). great comment.. totally agree. cheers great blog, Dave Young

  5. Hi, Here is a reverse scenario. I am a MD and a consultant at a top 5 consulting firm. I am very keen on PhD as I want to be in academia. My GMAT is 760 and I dont have much research experience. How do I break in??

  6. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor.Consultoria RH

  7. hi i am looking phd collage for addmition with teaching work