The Advisor Blog

Considering a career in consulting? Learn more about what makes L.E.K. exceptional, from first-year associates’ perspectives to office swaps to social events and networking opportunities.

Edge Strategy: Tapping Potential at the Edge of your Core Business

 L.E.K. Managing Directors Dan McKone and Alan Lewis encourage executives to look for the enormous, untapped source of profit that exists on the...

"Most of What You Will Learn Will Be Learned On the Job"

In the short time that I’ve been here I have worked on two different case teams, experienced my first Chick Fil-A -inspired team breakfast,...

What Skills are Needed to Become a Successful Management Consultant

 From being a team player to having intellectual curiosity, you need to be client-focused and always trying to find better results with each case....

Do More With L.E.K.

One of the best parts about L.E.K., in my opinion, is the vast array of experiences you get in a short period of time. I’ve been with L.E.K. for...

You Have the Job. Now What?

As you drop your signed offer letter into the mail box (or, more likely, click “Submit” on the digital form), it occurs to you that it’s finally...

Why L.E.K.?

 From industry to consulting, or college to consulting, L.E.K. offers a diverse professional environment for individuals from many backgrounds....

L.E.K. Boston Makes an Impact at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Twice a year, the Community Impact Committee in the L.E.K. Boston office gathers L.E.K.-ers to volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Just...

A Day in the Life of a First Year Associate

No two days as an associate at L.E.K. are ever truly the same. Coming up on the end of my first year, I just wrapped up my 14th case, and all of...

Beyond Academia--Putting my Ph.D. to Real, Practical Use at L.E.K.

I’ve just finished my first two weeks here at L.E.K. and I can say with full confidence that I am where I am supposed to be.

Life as a Life Sciences Specialist: An Insider Look

So, you’re doing great science, with all the ups and downs that come with great science.  You could keep on as a researcher or a practicing...

An Inside Look at L.E.K.'s Five U.S. Offices

One of the many things that makes L.E.K. unique is the relative ease with which you can transfer between offices. I just transferred to the San...

Added Value Through L.E.K.'s Women's Network

During my two years in the L.E.K. Boston office, I have attended numerous events and discussions hosted by the Women's Network, which is led by a...

L.E.K Boston and the Pan-Mass Challenge – Part 2

Over the first weekend in August, 38 L.E.K. employees, alumni, and family completed the Pan-Mass Challenge, a 163 mile bike ride from Wellesley to...

L.E.K. Training and Development

 L.E.K.'s fall recruitment cycle has started, and we are visiting universities and talking to many incredible potential candidates. Ahead of being...

I Was More Than an Intern During My Summer Consulting Internship at L.E.K.

I had a fantastic internship experience as a summer consultant with L.E.K. Consulting. The internship program at L.E.K. sets the bar high – for...

L.E.K. Boston Steps Out for Corporate Volunteer Day

L.E.K. encourages community involvement. Every office has a community service committee to plan events in the local area that get L.E.K.ers out...

What is it like to work at L.E.K. Australia? Apply by August 9th!

 L.E.K. Australia has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We are now accepting applications for the summer associate internship for 2015-2016. If...

How to Prepare for Applying to Consulting Firms

Many potential candidates ask about how they would fit into consulting if they do not have business major; so the inevitable question arises: “How...

A Summer of Strategy in Melbourne - Applications Accepted in Australia until August 9

In the summer of 2013/14 I had the privilege of being a Summer Associate in L.E.K.’s Melbourne office, and after a great experience at the firm I...

L.E.K. Boston and the Pan-Mass Challenge - Part 1

L.E.K. is actively involved in the community in many ways, but one of the Boston office’s biggest commitments is with the Pan-Mass Challenge. The...

L.E.K. Australia Recruiting for Summer Associate 2015-2016 Class

 

Australia is now recruiting for its summer associate class for 2015-2016. If you are considering an internship that will give you an in depth...

L.E.K.'s NYC Consultants take on Young Women in Bio Panel Event

On May 6th, women from L.E.K. Consulting’s New York City office participated in a panel discussion for Young Women in Bio (YWIB), “Consulting...

New Hire Orientation--What's It Like?

Congratulations!  You’ve accepted your offer at L.E.K. Consulting, have received information about your start date and are getting ready to begin...

East to West

After my third year at L.E.K. in the Boston office, I knew it was time for a change of scenery. I toyed with the idea of NYC or Chicago -- but...

100 Reasons Why I Returned to L.E.K.

If you asked me during October 2006, when I first interviewed with L.E.K. as a senior in college, if I would still be with the L.E.K. nearly nine...

Six months and a Fortune 500 Medical Device Company

During my second year as an associate, I had the opportunity to go on L.E.K.’s SWAP program in London. As you may have learned from reading...

Part Two: Associate to Executive Director to Consultant in 3 Years

Leaving L.E.K. was a difficult decision for me. I truly enjoyed the work and my colleagues, but I felt like joining Main Street Partners (MSP) was...

Part One: Big Strategy for Small Businesses

When I started my senior year at Boston College, I was hit with the difficult task of answering “what do I want to do when I grow up?” I knew I...

Across the Pond for Six Months

Over the past three years, I have been fortunate to be a part of many great programs offered by L.E.K. My favorite experience has been the SWAP...

Manual Labor with Impact: L.E.K. at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Twice a year, L.E.K. Boston teams up with the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to assist in preparing meals for those in need around Eastern...

Highlights From My First Year at L.E.K. Australia

I am an associate in L.E.K.'s Sydney office. Given that many people are making career decisions and plans for their futures, the management...

A Typical Day as an Associate in L.E.K. Australia

 

One thing most new associates learn quickly at L.E.K. is that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day. With the diversity of work we undertake...

Reflecting Upon My First Year as an Associate at L.E.K.

Fun. Challenging. Stimulating. Exciting. Amazing. These are just a few of the words that spring to mind when reflecting upon my first year at...

Take a Look Inside our Australia Offices - What It's Like to Work at L.E.K.

 It can be difficult to understand exactly what management consulting firms do and how a firm operates. In this video you can learn more about the...

An Impactful Life Sciences Case

I recently worked on a case within our Life Sciences practice for a pharmaceuticals client that was in the late stages of launching a new drug...

Why Should You Choose L.E.K. over other Management Consulting Firms in Australia?

 Australian penultimate graduates have begun to sift through the myriad of management consulting companies in the market. It can be hard to...

Applying to L.E.K. Australia - Applications Accepted Until March 8

 L.E.K. Australia offices are now holding recruitment for associates. In this video, you can learn how to "bring yourself to life" on paper and in...

Australia Recruiting Season Ramps Up - Answers to your FAQs

As Associate recruiting in Australia begins in 2015 for positions commencing in 2016, L.E.K. Australia Recruitment Manager Janine Clifford offers...

L.E.K.'s Andrew Wheeler Awarded the Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for 2015

L.E.K. is proud to congratulate L.E.K. Melbourne, Australia 2nd year Associate Andrew Wheeler, who was recently awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for...

My SWAP from Boston to London

“Would you like some tea?” said a flight attendant with a British accent. “Sure.” I was on board a British Airways flight to London. I fell...

Meet the L.E.K. Boston Office

 The L.E.K. Boston office is the largest U.S. office, which comes with a lot of variety. According to those in the Boston office, potential...

Transitioning from Internship to Full Time at L.E.K.

I first joined L.E.K. as a summer intern between my first and second years of business school. The internship flew by as I worked on varied and...

My Experience Across the Global L.E.K. Network

I first joined L.E.K. as an associate in the Chicago office. After three years, L.E.K. sponsored me to attend Harvard Business School, and I then...

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