Hi, I am Biochemistry PhD student soon to be graduating. I am intersted in consulting jobs and want to prepare myself for the interviews. How do I start?
Science PhD candidate for consulting jobs
Congratulations on your graduation! I have close friends who recently got their biochem PhDs, and I know it's a tough program, so you should be very proud!
Your first step should be to reach out to recruiting at your local office for the firms you are interested in. (For example, if you live in Boston, reach out to BCG Boston, McK Boston, etc.). It's ok if you are not actually interested in working in Boston (for example)--you just need to find someone in the recruiting structure, and your local office is a good place to start. You can find their contact information online. Ask what the process is like, and they will walk you through what you need to do to get in the system (e.g.online application) and what typical timing is.
After you've figured out logistics, it will be time to prep for case interviews! Check back here once you figure out what recruiting needs you to do and we can all help you prep!