FAQ In Consulting

These are the three most common questions I get about consulting! The difficult part about consulting is that your experience really differs by location, firm, area and specialty. Ask anyone and they will say “it depends!“ These are generalized answers and I always recommend you to network to get a holistic view for your targeted area!

It is also excellent for people who are still trying to figure out what they want to do! I actually did consulting to figure out what I wanted to do with tech while having exposure to many different companies, industries and people!

Make sure to check out my video on YouTube if you want to learn everything about my experience at Accenture! I’m just one datapoint so make sure to network around and do your research!
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Sidharth Chopra: Becoming a US Consultant as an International Student | TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

I met Sid back in college at Boston University when recruiting for the Personal Finance Club, and we both were on our journeys towards consulting! He is now a consultant at Deloitte based in New York City, and it wasn’t without hardship as he did it as an international student when many companies and firms have been restricting recruitment of international students due to the risk of the sponsorship lottery! We talk about his experience as an international student, going through the recruitment process at Deloitte, and his current consulting experience now as well as a big tip he shared to us for international students bypassing the H1B lottery!

YouTube Live! Ask me anything!

I posted this on my Instagram stories and YouTube Community tab, but I’m doing a YouTube Live on Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM EDT!

Ask me any questions here in the comments for me to answer live or tune in and ask me live!

You can ask me anything about tech, careers, consulting, technology consulting, Accenture, Google or myself!

If technology consulting or consulting in general speaks to you, make sure to follow me and also check out my YouTube channel that focuses on technology consulting, consulting, careers, professional & personal development, and money for the young working professional!

Sidharth Chopra: Becoming a US Consultant as an International Student | TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

I met Sid back in college at Boston University when recruiting for the Personal Finance Club, and we both were on our journeys towards consulting! He is now a consultant at Deloitte based in New York City, and it wasn’t without hardship as he did it as an international student when many companies and firms have been restricting recruitment of international students due to the risk of the sponsorship lottery! We talk about his experience as an international student, going through the recruitment process at Deloitte, and his current consulting experience now as well as a big tip he shared to us for international students bypassing the H1B lottery!

Listen to the full episode: https://linktr.ee/christinepodcast

Everything About My Accenture Experience as a Technology Consultant

I always get asked if I liked Accenture, what did I do, how was my experience, all those questions, but I never really answered it in a video because it’s always an evolving answer, but now that I left, I give a very detailed and thorough answer! Many people ask me for a coffee chat to talk about my experience at Accenture, so here it is all in one video! Please note that this is just my experience, and I highly recommend you that network around with people at Accenture for the particular office, business unit and even role to really learn how your experience could be like or learn from many different people if you want to get a sense of Accenture as a whole!

My Biggest Issue with Technology Consulting: A Big Reason Why I Left Accenture

The nature of project-based work is unpredictable and sometimes out of your control based off of the many factors that put you in a powerless position. This video will go over my biggest issue with technology consulting and something you should be aware of as well as this can happen to anyone in any consulting firm or field.

I waited for a few months to film this video because I was angry, frustrated, and upset. You may even still hear some anger and frustration in this video because sometimes you’re put in a powerless position, but sometimes you need to take your career in your own hands.

Have you experienced this? What would you do in this situation if this were you?

Testimonial

OMG when I got this particular message, I was so proud at how far Technology Consulting Community has gone. Connecting 4700+ like-minded yet diverse people from around the world (70+ countries!) in the field of technology consulting and growing at this rate! We have huge plans for summer and fall of 2022, so definitely check out to learn more about Technology Consulting Community or join the Facebook group!

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WORK WEEK IN MY LIFE VLOG: My Last Week at Accenture | Rolling Off, Transitioning, Going to Office

I landed a technology consulting job at Accenture when I graduated back in 2018, and I’ve been at Accenture for 3 years, so I’m bittersweet for closing this chapter with this last week vlog! It has been an amazing experience whether it be meeting people (Accenture and clients), amazing experiences and memories, and all of the wealth of knowledge I learned about navigating the workplace, client engagements, and Accenture in general! Here’s a last tribute to my time at Accenture with this vlog from rolling off my last client project, transitioning off with knowledge transfer sessions for the multiple hats I wear, and going to the office and saying goodbye! It’s not a goodbye, but rather a see you later!

Testimonial

Even though I’m no longer in a consulting firm, there will still be tech consulting content (and I can be a little more candid now with no conflict of interest) as well and this time more content about my experience and time in a FAANG (or is it MANGA now?) company!

I’m all about transparency to allow others to make informed decisions about their careers and for people who didn’t know such careers and paths are available to them to start their journey!

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How Covid affected consulting

The pandemic has changed the landscape of how we see work of the world. Consulting is no different! A lot of what consulting was known for was traveling to the client and sometimes spending more time sleeping in a hotel than in your own home. Pandemic has shifted firms and clients to realize you can do a lot virtually or at least reduce the travel. It also shifted priorities around from clients to prioritize moving to the cloud!

Some have even reevaluated their priorities and can’t handle the grind and travel anymore and left! Or even their firm or client travel has changed to reduce travel and that becomes a reason to stay! It’s different for everyone.

Thoughts? How has Covid affect you in consulting or do you have any hesitations entering into consulting because of these changes? Let me know!

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