I am a 2nd year Medical Student at UCL looking to undertake an internship this summer. I have been focusing on writing a strong consulting CV from someone with a science based background and was looking for some advice.
Should I include my percentages at A-Level? I achieved 3 A*s but 92% in maths which may stand out to them on a quant side but may seem pushy. Similarly with the UCAT stating 95th percentile in QR section and 92nd overall are these things you HAVE to do and does it not come across the wrong way?
My only consulting related work experience was running my own business which has done well over 2 years - does it look bad if I have only one role with lots of the problem solving, leadership etc? My only other work is housekeeping and working in retail which is totally not relevant or is it OK as it is expected at age 19 to not have a lot of experience?
I led some research that was presented at an international conference but it was only an abstract should I title this section Research and Presentations rather than Publications and Research?
I play 1st XI Hockey at university and national finalists at school - include this in my education section as part of Uni/school or under extra-curricular. Currently have extra-curricular renamed as volunteering as I organised some MissingMaps sessions and mentored med students - keeping at volunteering helpful? Do they care much for extracurricular?
Main one is if there is any difference in applying now (early) or closer to January before deadline and trying to get some pro-bono consulting experience at uni. Would this delay and added experience help? Does when you submit matter? Should I already be doing case interview prep before I submit just incase and similarly for PSG?
Is Tableau/Alteryx worth doing a basic course just to add in skills section of CV?
Also planning to reach out via LinkedIn to other ex-doctors who have made the switch is a referral from partner most important or would a base level consultant be OK?