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The Loeb Center is excited to offer this 5-week workshop series for first-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in learning more about consulting. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Traub Careers in Business and Finance (CIBF) program, and Emily Kiernan ‘21, CIBF Consulting Intern.

The workshop series is designed to help students explore consulting, gain insights into the role of consultants, understand the purpose of a consulting firm to its clients, comprehend the responsibilities and roles of consultants, and discover the types of career opportunities available. Some workshops will include alumni speakers who provide their practical insights, experience, and understanding to the discussion.

The 5-week course will cover the following topics:
1. Overview of Consulting: Defining consulting and its role in the economy, an overview of different types of consulting, entry-level roles, and what a career looks like for a consultant.
2. Overview of Management/Strategic Consulting: Discuss the types of problems they solve, review a client example, and discuss roles played in a management consulting firm.
3. Overview of Economic Consulting: Discuss the types of problems solved, types of clients, sample client issues, and roles played by people at the firm.
4. Boutique Consulting: Discuss the types of boutique consulting firms and how they differ from management and economic consulting firms.
5. Preparation for Consulting Recruiting - In the final workshop, students will learn more about the recruiting process for consulting, how to maximize networking, and how to effectively prepare for the case interview. The workshop will also review techniques on how to get comfortable with mental math, how to be comfortable with ambiguity, and introduce upcoming preparation workshops by the Loeb Center and outside vendors.

How do I register for the Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held from 7 – 8pm on Thursdays from March 11th to April 8th (March 11,18,25 and April 1 & 8) on Zoom.

*Advanced sign up is required.* If you are interested in learning more about consulting -- and willing to attend all 5 sessions -- please RSVP on Handshake by March 5, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link prior to the first workshop.

All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (

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Contact Info

Loeb Center
(413) 542-2265
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info