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Joining ECON as a physicist (PhD) without consulting experience

New answer on Aug 02, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 01, 2021

Dear ECON team,

is it possible to join ECON with a PhD in physics, but without relevant experience in consulting? At what level would the entrance be and are there special trainings during the onboarding to learn the economic background?

Thanks a lot for your answer.

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Anna-Lena replied on Aug 02, 2021
E.ON Inhouse Consulting

Hi there,

fair question and I am happy to say "yes", it is absolutely possible!

We do promote diversity of backgrounds and offer special entry level as well as training for PhD's. You would be starting as a Senior Consultant with little lower tenure, which gives you enough time to develop relevant skills and get familiar with the new ways of working. You have a "basic consulting readiness" training as fixed part of your onboarding journey and a personal mentor to support your development. 

If you are interested to get a glimpse into consulting, keep an eye on our jobs page: We will be promoting our next career event for STEM students very soon, so save the date for September 30 - October 1! ;-)

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