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Consultants are called upon more and more to help implement needed organizational changes, fill gaps in workforce capabilities, and solve significant business problems. As the demand for consultants increases, it is critical that practitioners differentiate themselves and understand how they can be most successful, for themselves and their clients. This book details what effective consultants do and provides a step by step process of just how they do it.
This book is a "scientific" introduction to management consulting that covers elementary and more advanced concepts, such as strategy and client-relationship. It discusses the emerging role of information technologies in consulting activities and introduces the essential tools in data science, assuming no technical background. This book has at least four objectives: to be scientific, modern, complete and concise. An interactive version of some sections (industry snapshots, method toolbox) is freely accessible at econsultingdata.com.
This book covers key job search resources and tips for MBAs interested in a wide range of sustainability careers. It provides ideas for researching companies, making the most of your networking, identifying job and internship openings, and preparing for interviews. It guides you to sustainability-specific career resources you should know about, so that you can be well versed in sustainability news/trends, and able to network at the right events, conferences, and company presentations.
Based on extensive field research in several leading US business schools, this groundbreaking ethnography exposes what the culture of MBA training says about contemporary understandings of capitalism in the context of globalization. Orta details the rituals of MBA life and the ways MBA curricula cultivate both habits of fast-paced technical competence and "softer" qualities and talents thought to be essential to unlocking the value of international cultural difference while managing its risks
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Thriving in the Gig Economy by Adam SinickiTake an in-depth look into the gig economy to see how tech professionals and entrepreneurs can earn a living as freelancers and contractors. Build your own business. The pros and cons of the lifestyle and what to expect from it are discussed.... You will understand how to make a living supplying tech skills on a "per gig" basis. Practical instructions, advice, and tips are provided on goal setting, lifestyle design, and selecting the types of work and contracts that further your goals and support the things you value as you transition from a 9-5 job.
This resource offers company profiles, rankings, and industry and profession profiles. Find career advice using the career guides, résumé templates, and sample cover letters. Search for jobs and interships, and find graduate programs
Vault has extensive and up-to-date content about careers in consulting and looking for management consulting jobs. This section includes renowned titles top firms rankings, background about careers in this field and case interviewing.
Use the Research Companies section to find background on a particular firm for which you're considering interviewing.
NOTE: The Library also has print and e-book versions of case interview prep by Wet Feet and other publishers.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
To find more industry news for your own special interest, type your keywords and do a search. In the results, look at the left nav bar for Source Type and click "trade journals" and/or "magazines" to follow the latest news. You may set up an alert in your email for weekly updates or follow the feed in a news reader.
The Wall Street Journal now available from their website for all UCSD students and employees with single sign-on authentication.
Recent Gartner Articles of Interest
As of Summer 2018, you have access to Gartner Research Service, a well-known brand of market analyst reports, international news and real-world analysis focuses on a broad coverage of computing and technology sectors. Try searching on consulting, fintech, banking, risk management, top management trends and related keywords. The platform allows you to track your favorite keywords.
The risk management consulting market is mature yet dynamic. Consulting offerings are adapting to new digital risks and the use of automation and artificial intelligence. Risk management leaders should use this Market Guide to identify RM consultancies as part of their RM program.