Where They’re Going, They Don’t Want Roadmaps: Gauging Students’ Perceptions of Consulting Careers
Walker Sands’ college students’ perceptions of consulting study examines college business students’, on the cusp of entering the workforce, misconceptions of the consulting industry and careers in consulting.
Research suggests that, for many students, consulting isn’t necessarily a dream job. In a recent National Society of High School Scholars analysis of students between the ages of 15 and 29, only two consulting firms broke into the list of top 100 organizations Millennials prefer to work for.
Walker Sands Communications’ professional services team, which works with a diverse group of management, IT and legal consulting firms, surveyed 500 college students at accredited four-year, not-for-profit colleges and universities across the U.S. in order to gauge their perceptions of the consulting industry.
Key themes from this study include:
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