Consulting

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

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

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

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

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

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

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

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.

Entrepreneurship

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Entrepreneurship is a term that is often cited as a career interest, but what exactly does it mean to be an entrepreneur? According to one definition, an entrepreneur is someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture and is the decision maker who decides what, how and how much of a good or service will be produced.  On the other hand, the economist Joseph Schumpeter believes there are two classes of entrepreneurs: historical small business owners and innovators.  Regardless of what you might be interested in, it is clear that being an entrepreneur encompasses a wide-ranging set of opportunities and responsibilities.  

Marketing

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Advertising and marketing are terms that tend to be synonymous in the minds of many, and rightfully so; the two functions are complementary and intertwined. In the simplest terms, marketers determine packaging, pricing, and promotion strategy (marketing campaign) for current and new products, keeping the brand, or the image the company is trying to convey with their products, in mind. Advertisers carry out the product promotion through development and strategic placement of memorable and persuasive advertisements, both subtle and overt, to get the message out to the target market.

Market Research and Development

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Market researchers work to understand what drives people to buy Cheerios, Chevrolets, and chimichangas.

Advertising

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

In broad terms, an advertising agency is a marketing consultant. It helps the client, for example, a consumer goods manufacturer such as Nike or a service provider such as Charles Schwab, with all aspects of marketing their product or service, from strategy and concept through execution. Strategy involves helping the client make high-level business decisions, such as determining which new products to develop, or how to brand or define itself to the world.

Industry Expertise for Alumnae: Business, Consulting, Finance, & Marketing

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Wellesley Career Education offers personalized advising and industry expertise in the areas of Business, Consulting, Finance, & Marketing. Visit the page for Business, Consulting, Finance, & Marketing to learn about careers in accounting, insurance, business, operations, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, human resources, and more.

Summer 2021 COVID Career & Grad School Prep Fund

Nicole
Nicole D. Park

The Summer 2021 COVID Career & Grad School Prep Fund is intended to help students with expenses related to career and graduate school preparation that are incurred during summer 2021. The Fund is available in 2021 only, in recognition of the unique challenges caused by the on-going pandemic.

Introduction to Law & Law School

Nicole
Nicole D. Park

Pre-law Advising at Wellesley: Information for Prospective Students

Nicole
Nicole D. Park

The liberal arts education offered by Wellesley College prepares students for a wide range of careers and graduate studies, including law school. This resource contains answers to some FAQ about preparing for law school.

Law School — College Certification

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Many law schools require that a dean's or college certification or questionnaire be completed by the applicant's undergraduate institution. This certification typically requests the applicant's class rank, status on physical or emotional health, and information on matters of discipline during the undergraduate years.

Management Consulted

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Career Education is excited to announce the continuation of a partnership with Management Consulted! Management Consulted is the world’s leading resource for consulting and case interview prep. We have provided you with access to MC’s entire library of resources – 500+ cases, 8 video courses, and 10K case drills. In these resources, you will learn the ins and outs of mental math, case and fit interviews, PowerPoint, Excel, and more – it's comprehensive coverage of...