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5 Tips for Transitioning from College to a Consulting Job

Sharon K., L.E.K. Consulting

One of the most frequent questions I have received from friends and family since joining L.E.K. Consulting is, “How’s the real world?” Looking back, I’d say that the transition has mostly been smooth, but here are a few tips that I’ve picked up during the past year that may be helpful as you get ready for your career after college:

Consulting Interview Questions: L.E.K. Employees Tell All (Video)

Don’t miss this rare chance to learn about the types of consulting interview questions that you may be asked. L.E.K. employees reveal questions that they like to ask during a consulting interview and the types of answers that they're looking for.

Inside the Two-Week Orientation Program in London

L.E.K. New Hire Orientation

The first couple of weeks at L.E.K. Consulting in London are undoubtedly an exciting time for new Associates. There is lots to familiarise yourself with, plenty to learn and lots of new colleagues to get to know. For me, and for many other new associates, this is combined with the excitement and change of moving to London.

L.E.K.’s Top-5 Articles for Q3 2012

During the past quarter our reports have covered strategy management topics across a number of dynamic industries – including aerospace, consumer products, healthcare, media & entertainment and retail.

What are We Looking for in a Consulting Colleague? (Video)

I’m fortunate to have an intelligent group of colleagues that I truly enjoy working with every day. Some of them -- from our global chairman to consultants -- sat down to share the skills and traits that L.E.K. is looking for in team members. Some keys that they highlight are leadership ability, an innate interest in problem solving, collaboration and more. Watch this video to hear it straight from them.

Why Consulting, and Why Apply to L.E.K.? (Video)

I’m excited to introduce a new YouTube playlist for recruiting and careers information that will feature a number of videos with L.E.K.ers talking about a range of topics – from skills required for success in management consulting to interview tips. And we’ve got perspectives from all levels covered – from the global chairman who co-founded the company (Iain Evans) to more junior consulting colleagues.

The Importance of Work-Life Balance at L.E.K. (Video)

Work-life balance is an important part of our culture here. In this video, my L.E.K. colleagues weigh in on a number of work-life balance issues, including how they juggle their careers and personal life, work-life balance initiatives at L.E.K. and more.

Question of the Week: What Does L.E.K. Stand For?

I get great questions from around the world on topics such as life in management consulting, the dreaded interview process and sometimes anything in between. Because some of you may also find this information helpful, I’ll begin including one Q&A right here each week. 

My first question comes from Annie. Question: What do the initials L.E.K. stand for?

The Role of a Post-MBA Consultant in a Due Diligence Case

A Consultant’s role on an L.E.K. due diligence case

I have just finished a case in the shipping industry and wanted to share some of the highlights of what a post-MBA consultant does at L.E.K.

The L.E.K. Mission: Culture of Excellence, Collaboration & Growth (Video)

L.E.K. President of North America Stuart Jackson talks about the company’s unwavering commitment to “move the needle” for clients. And he also shares how he helps to maintain a culture that provides a fun and rewarding experience for all employees.

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