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PhD in Law Graduate considering Management Consulting

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Hi all,

I'm a law PhD grad from the University of Warwick (UK) with specialization in international trade law and intellectual property (pharmaceutical patents). Being disillusioned with academia made me consider management consulting. However, most of the PhDs that go into management consulting are from the STEM fields so I'm worried my legal/social sciences background puts me at a disadvantage. My question is this: do I have any chance of getting in the big firms? If so, how do I position myself to get into this intensively competitive sector.

Thank you.

Nuno replied on 05/04/2017

Hi there,

I have a long time friend, Ph.D. in Law as yourself, who got an offer very recently from McKinsey, so it's absolutely possible!

Get everything ready (how to right cv & cover letter from consulting), start practicing and start networking. You wouldn't believe on far networking alone will take you.

Cheers!

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