There is no better general business training than consulting. You work with super smart people, interact with clients daily, learn excel ninja skills, and get more valuable daily. It is a diaspora that gets spread across industries, geographies, and functions. Regardless where you are on the S-curve of your career – it will be a career accelerator.

The key question is what happens after consulting?

Charles Aris is a search firm based in North Carolina that specializes in placing top-tier management consultants who go into industry. They have job boards here, which gives you a flavor for the kinds of work top-end management consultants get to do when they hang up their Briggs & Riley rollerbags.

Some recent positions include:

  • Director of strategy and analytics, technology finance company
  • VP of operations, manufacturer
  • Director of strategic planning, natural resources firm
  • Director of product strategy, PE-owned education company

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Their mailing list is worth the trouble.  Simply send an email to with the words Subscribe to the Strategy Newsletter, and you will be good shape.

Oh, they also have a great salary survey here.  You will be surprised at how much big 3 consultants can make, if they stick it out 6-8 years after MBA. Interested now?

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