Finance & Consulting
Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.
While you may be working an internship or job already, designate at least one hour every week to look at job listings for Summer 2022
- Reach out to Hamilton alumni through My Hamilton Connect
- Try to set up calls or Zoom meetings
- Do your research and prepare very focused questions
- If you know you want to apply for investment banking or management consulting positions, start reviewing your technicals... the earlier, the better!
How to prepare for management consulting case interviews
- Before you take the time to prepare, think to yourself, is consulting for me?
- Do you thrive in teams?... Are you a quantitative, strategic thinker?... Do you enjoy delving into various industries?... Are you able to manage multiple projects at once?... Are you creative, but hyper-rational and composed?
If you answered yes (or even maybe) to these questions, then consulting may be for you!
- Start by reading the consulting bible, Case in Point, by Marc Cosentino
- You don’t need to read every word, but take notes on topics you think are worth remembering
- Watch the Victor Cheng Consulting series on YouTube and look at some mock case sessions through Mckinsey, Bain, BCG, etc…
- Practice casing with a friend until you feel relatively comfortable answering a variety of case questions
- Finally, ask alumni you already have a relationship with to conduct a practice case interview (ideally they have already offered this in your initial conversation with them) If you nail the mock case, maybe they will be interested in you and send your resume to HR!
Remember, you are not defined by your career - Do what makes you happy
- Before entering these competitive, grueling, and ambitious career paths, make sure you understand why you wish to pursue this goal
- At the end of the day, we will always be driven by our passions, so do your best to figure out what will motivate you to be a hard-worker and productive person
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Ngoc Ngo ‘20 studied biochemistry and molecular biology at Hamilton. She currently works as a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting in the Boston office.
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