Consulting Focus brings together guest speakers, panels, workshops, and information sessions from across the consulting industry. Consulting Focus increases exposure of students to a range of careers and considerations, while providing Employer Partners with the opportunity to connect with Barnard's exceptional student body.
The series aims to share practical information with students about the ins and outs of pursuing work in consulting, while also engaging in conversations about important issues facing (and faced by individuals in) the field. Students benefit from direct contact with practitioners and talent professionals, while also connecting with each other and building a sense of cohort.
Questions about Consulting Focus can be directed to BeyondBarnard@wapxvideo.com.
Consulting Focus Programming
Spring 2024 Consulting FOCUS Series Kick Off | Friday, January 26, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
From management consulting to specialized consulting firms, we explore it all. We discuss typical consulting internships and entry level roles, recruitment processes and timetables, and the rewards and challenges of working in consulting.
This event is the kick-off session for Consulting FOCUS, a series of events this semester with companies from across the consulting sector. Each event in the series will give attendees a chance to connect and hear from company representatives sharing information on hiring trends, how to create a strong application, and how to thrive in the industry, as well as answering questions.
Consulting Focus: McKinsey - How to Leverage Your Liberal Arts Background at MCK | Thursday, April 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hear from McKinsey consultants and Barnard alums, on how they leveraged their liberal arts background at McKinsey. You’ll learn about the 2025 recruiting process and be able to ask questions about the interview process, timeline, and ways to put your best foot forward.
At McKinsey & Company, our undergraduates join us from many backgrounds. There is no 'right' major or course of study. Join us to learn about how you can leverage your Liberal Arts background at McKinsey.
Consulting Focus: OC&C Spring Case Workshop: Columbia & Barnard | Tuesday, April 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
At OC&C, we use experience, analytical thinking, and uncommon sense to solve challenges that puzzle CEOs. We offer our clients pragmatic and creative strategies, not boilerplate answers. We work with Fortune 500, fast growth clients as well as Private Equity investors across the Retail, Consumer Goods, Luxury, Leisure, Media, Technology and Business Services sectors. Our tailored solutions result in impactful change and lasting relationships with our clients.
Join us for advice and insight on how to ace your case interviews in the fall!
March 24 (2:00PM): Mentor in Residence: Rebecca Baehr '13
Learn more about Rebecca's current role as the Director in the strategy consulting practice at EY-Parthenon.
April 11 (5:30PM): OC&C Strategy
OC&C Strategy will provide advice and insight on how to ace your case interviews.
April 17 (5:30PM): McKinsey & Company
McKinsey will share how to leverage your Liberal Arts background for careers in consulting.
April 20 (5:00PM): Accenture
Gain valuable insights into the trends in the Consulting industry, the types of projects and opportunities available to employees, as well as tips on the skillsets that are valued.