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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:

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.

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.

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.

How to Get a Consulting Job; Tips & Advice from L.E.K.’s Chief Talent Officer

eFinancial Careers provides great information for professionals who are deciding how to put their analytical skills to work. To better understand the career opportunities in management consulting, eFinancial Careers Writer Myra Thomas recently held a Q&A session with Kristine Hyde, chief talent officer for L.E.K. Consulting‘s North America region.

New Tips and Insights for Landing Management Consulting Jobs

Now that you’re back on campus, we are officially kicking-off our fall recruiting activities. And I’m thrilled to be back for a second season to provide you with tips on landing a management consulting job, an inside look at L.E.K. and more. We’re highlighting the recruiting process at all levels – undergrad, MBA, advanced degree (PhD) and experienced hire.

L.E.K. Summer Associate Application FAQ for Australia

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer Associate Program in Australia. Below, I’ve addressed common questions from undergrads about applying for L.E.K.’s Associate program in Australia.

L.E.K.’s Top 10 Articles for Q1-Q2 2012

Our reports so far this year have covered everything from strategy management to strengthening your corporate position in China. I’ve gone through the nearly 30 reports published globally and selected my 10 favorites. Read on and share your feedback!

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