Consulting Exit Opportunities

Just as there are many reasons people want to break into consulting, there are just as many on breaking out of consulting or moving around in the consulting industry!

Here are some exit opportunities I’ve seen colleagues and peers head towards. Each have their own reasons and challenges, but all have utilized their consulting experience to really launch the next step of their career!

Anything surprise you? What are your goals after entering into consulting?

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Do you need to code?

I did an Instagram reel before on 8 tech jobs without coding, and unfortunately the caption (that had a lot of tons of caveats and notes) dropped due to a glitch on Instagram, but many thought the roles I mentioned did require coding so I made this instead.

I still think coding is a very important skill to have regardless if it requires coding or not because it can help you with understanding the role and work or to actually do the work itself.

As someone who didn’t study computer science, there are many ways you can use your resources in school, out of school, on the job or internship, or around you. Free or not! This is how I got my experience and how you can as well! Even if my current job does not require coding, the logical thinking of understanding how code performs helps a lot in structuring your thinking interacting with a system.

Did I miss out on anything? Comment down below!

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Essential Skills for Consulting

You probably expected PowerPoint and Excel, right? Here are the skills I found the most important and also one of the hardest to learn because it requires experience and practice. That’s the beauty of consulting is that you’ll always be learning and adapting!

Don’t be overwhelmed if you’re trying to get into consulting and realize you don’t have any of this or even exposure to sharpen these skills! You most likely have already worked on this, you just need to transfer those experiences over.

You can learn situational awareness by sometimes literally observing in internships or the dynamic and reading the room at your jobs and internships or simply asking your manager or mentor what would you do in that situation. It’s something that comes with time and there is no one right answer for everything, but you’ll get it!

For storytelling, think about how you tell stories to your friends about what happened last week or convincing your parents to let you get a dog. 😂

Thinking on your feet is something easily found everywhere! If someone asked you for directions or if you worked at a restaurant or in retail, how would you respond or if a teacher cold called you, what would you do?

These are all essential skills, but it’s important to know that as we evolve, so do the skills! Just keep sharpening them and don’t stop learning!

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Back to the Office! A new one!

This is my first day in the office, and boy was I impressed! We drag our feet to the office after a comfy work from home experience, but Accenture’s new New York office just opened up at 1 Manhattan West, so I was actually really excited to see the views! We’re on the 66th floor here!

We had to jump through a lot of loops to come in. Filling out a Return to Office request which is to choose days you want to come in and get approved, a negative COVID test result every 7 calendar days within the time you come in (onsite rapid testing, at home covid kit, or rapid testing elsewhere), and then you have to reserve a space.

You can work without a mask in an enclosed office, collaborate in reserved closed collab spaces or in reserved open workspaces with a mask on, and then check in! It was all worth it in the end!

Are you heading back to the office? I did a poll on my Instagram story before and looks like majority would want to come in only a few times a week or month, so if you’re in the Accenture NY Metro office, definitely check it out!

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Ikigai

If you know me, I’m OBSESSED with ikigai! I even have a YouTube video on it! I think it’s so important for people to pursue a life purpose or a career they find fulfilling and don’t have to “settle” for less on something that doesn’t make them happy, they don’t do well in, or just pays the bills or doesn’t even.

Ikigai was actually how I found out about technology consulting. I wanted to be a photographer, director, producer, CPA, entrepreneur, teacher, psychologist, psychiatrist, designer, software engineer, etc. The list goes on. I basically swapped so many times more than I can count, but what really helped me focus on a tangible career that I actually like was Ikigai.

If you’re still trying to figure out your calling or to even see what’s the next step, try this out. The point is to be as broad and open-minded as possible and you’ll discover careers you never would have considered.

One big important point to consider is ikigai does evolve so as you learn more about what you like and don’t like, hone in your skills and knowledge, and more careers and opportunities pop up, it may change! It’s always an evolving process and that’s the beauty of life.

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Testimonials

Yet another success story! I wanted to share to you all of the success stories of landing a job or internship in technology consulting as a result of my content and community!

If you are interested in a career in technology consulting, make sure to join Technology Consulting Community’s Facebook group, Clubhouse, and Discord server to join the discussions on how to launch and grow your career in technology consulting! We also have free events, programs, activities, and workshops.

Check out my YouTube channel for video content focusing on technology consulting, consulting, careers, professional & personal development, and money for the young working professional!
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Best Internships for Consulting

One common question I get is what internships should you get if you want to pursue consulting, and it’s a trick question because most people instantly think of Big 4, MBB, or Accenture (gotta add it to the list), but they think if they don’t get a consulting internship it’s game over.

Find roles and programs where you can grow and cultivate these skills. The title may not seem entirely related but the nature of the work is. It’s all about the story and the transferable skills. Some internships that could translate well would be data analytics, market research, supply chain management, operations management, IT project management, product management, financial analysis, and so much more. And even on top of the “role,” actually working on these skills are not guaranteed so you may want to go out of your way to put them to practice either by talking to your supervisor or doing it outside of your internship.

Technology Consulting Community’s pro Bono consulting program is a GREAT example of getting real experience with clients and working on all these skills! It’s free, global, and very fulfilling, so comment down below if you’re interested in learning more as we do rolling applications and send out an interest form to our email list and Facebook group for our next round of clients!

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What is the Kanban Method?

Do you know what the kanban method is? I think everyone has seen some form of kanban (even the assembly line in fast food chains), but didn’t know there was an actual name for it or that the tech industry uses it too!

If you’re interested in tech, you must know what it is and how it is applied. Sometimes this can be used as a project management tool in consulting, features to develop in software engineering teams, and user stories on product teams. This honestly can be applied to many other aspects of life as well like pipelines!

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Testimonials

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If you are interested in a career in technology consulting, make sure to join Tech Consulting Community’s Facebook group, Clubhouse, and Discord server to join the discussions on how to launch and grow your career in technology consulting! We also have free events, programs, activities, and workshops.

Check out my YouTube channel for video content focusing on technology consulting, consulting, careers, professional & personal development, and money for the young working professional!

I also do a free career coaching program on my YouTube channel and paid 1-on-1 private coaching sessions. Just DM me!