Consulting, Finance, Business, Entrepreneurship

Consulting, Finance, Business, Entrepreneurship

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
hlief@wellesley.edu
cbreiter@wellesley.edu

The Consulting, Finance, Business, & Entrepreneurship Career Community represents diverse career options across many types of organizations. It also carries forward a strong tradition of alumnae who have been very successful in these industries.

Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Hilda Lief and Christina Breitner, the Career Community Advisors for Consulting, Finance, Business, and Entrepreneurship.

 


 

Consulting

Consulting is a career pathway focused on helping clients and organizations solve problems. Examples of consulting careers include, but are not limited to, management/strategy, economic and healthcare consulting.

Finance

Finance includes careers that are broadly focused on helping individuals and organizations to manage, raise, and leverage capital. Examples include commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, and wealth management.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Business is very broad term, and includes both consulting and finance. It also includes careers in real estate, hospitality and service management, food and beverage, retail, transportation, energy and many other sectors.

Entrepreneurship is also a very broad term, but generally refers to transforming a conceptual idea to an actual new company or organization. Roles in a “start-up” environment can span many industries and job functions. But, the common factors in these careers are a high-paced, ambiguous environments where you have to quickly move from idea to taking action.

Consulting, Finance, Business, Entrepreneurship

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
hlief@wellesley.edu
cbreiter@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Consulting, Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Community
26.26%
Finance
23.23%
Consulting
9.09%
Research
7.07%
Sales
5.05%
Engineering — Web / Software
4.04%
Accounting
4.04%
Information Technology
4.04%
Hotel / Restaurant / Hospitality
3.03%
Product / Project Management
14.14%
Other

CFBE Graduates in the World

What they studied Where they work or attend graduate school What they do
Chinese Language and Culture & History Glenview Capital Management Compliance Analyst
Psychology Goldman Sachs Securities Analyst
Classics & Economics Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Assistant
Media Arts & Sciences Accenture Project Manager / Scrum Master / Digital Consultant
Economics Citigroup Global Markets Analyst
International Relations — Political Science Mass Mutual Corporate Development
Africana Studies & Economics JP Morgan Chase & Co. Analyst
Psychology Bank of America Merrill Lynch Equity Research Analyst
Economics Federal Reserve Bank of New York Research Analyst
Neuroscience PricewaterhouseCoopers Associate
Philosophy Blackstone Group Analyst
Economics Capital One Project Manager
Economics The Brattle Group Research Analyst
Economics Fidelity Investments Associate, Emerging Leader Program
Economics Wells Fargo Program Associate
Religion Barclays Investment Banking Analyst
Economics Economic Consulting Services, LLC Research Analyst
Mathematics BlackRock Graduate Analyst
Economics & Mathematics Citigroup Global Markets Analyst
Political Science Monitor Deloitte Middle East Consultant
Computer Science & Economics Bloomberg Global Data Analyst — Fundamental Analysis
Physics Wellington Management Company LLP Investment Science Associate
Economics HSBS (New York, NY) Global Markets Analyst
Computer Science Travelers Information Delivery & Analytic Solutions Analyst
Media Arts & Sciences Accenture Management Consulting Analyst
English & Political Science The New England Consulting Group Project Manager
Computer Science & Economics Booz Allen Hamilton Data Analyst
Computer Science & Mathematics HBK Capital Management Quantitative Analyst
Economics & Mathematics Franklin Templeton Investments Economics Research Associate
* Highlighted outcomes from 2018 graduates

Wellesley Career Education Signature Internship Programs

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

Consulting

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

The word consulting encompasses a wide range of industries and professional job opportunities. To put it simply, a consultant provides “external advice for organizations that require specialist experience or an objective outside perspective on their business.” There are many different types of consulting that can be explored, including management, strategy, economics, healthcare, human resources, and technology. Likewise, there are endless opportunities in all types of industries that use consultants: from education to healthcare to the public sector, consulting can provide many opportunities for you to explore different industries or even just a specific field.  

Finance, Accounting, and Insurance

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

A career in Finance can mean many different things, depending on what type of work you’re interested in or what specific subsect you want to explore. Within Finance, you can work in the financial department of an organization (governmental, nonprofit or for-profit) or you can work at a company that provides financial services to individuals, groups, institutions and/or organizations.

Business and Operations

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

Business is a large sector of the global economy in which goods or services are exchanged, generally, for money and profits. Businesses need customers who purchase their goods or services. Additionally, businesses require some form of investment.

Management and Human Resources

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

Management refers to the organization, oversight and coordination of people and activities in a business or organization so that it meets it objectives or vision. Management broadly encompasses creating corporate policy and strategy, and setting objectives, and then organizing, planning, controlling and guiding an organization’s people and resources in the achievement of these objectives or vision. Human Resources is the part of a business that relates to employees, including recruiting, orientation of employees, overseeing benefits, training, and more.