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Webinar: Careers in Consulting



Are you interested in a career in consulting? Offering the opportunity to work in collaborative, fast-paced environments while helping solve challenging problems facing leading organizations around the world, it is no wonder that consulting is a top career choice of many professionals today. In fact, according to the 2018 Interim Employment Report from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, consulting was the most popular profession among its graduating full-time students—as well as the highest paying (in terms of median starting salary).

Join Daniel Mikes and Petros Petropoulos, two Booth graduates, as they discuss the consulting profession and share experiences from their careers as consultants. You will learn about the consulting industry, the career paths available within the field, the recruiting process at most consulting firms, the types of projects in which consultants engage, and the emerging trends within the industry. You will also learn about how the Graham School can help you position yourself for a career in consulting.

You’ll leave this webinar with an understanding of:

  • The consulting industry—past and present
  • The various types of consulting careers
  • The skills needed to succeed as a consultant
  • How to pursue a career in consulting
  • Common types of consulting projects
  • A day in the life of a consultant and the consulting lifestyle
  • Emerging trends within the industry



Daniel Mikes is a managing consultant within IBM’s Global Business Services Consulting Division. With twelve years of consulting experience, he specializes in organizational change management, organizational design, and talent management. Mikes holds an MBA (with honors) from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Petros Petropoulos is the director of client success for dunnhumby, a leading consultancy and data science firm. He has 13 years of experience, with 10 as a consultant. He has worked in the strategy practices at firms such as McKinsey, Booz, and Deloitte. He also has completed projects as a freelance consultant and as an internal consultant at a large organization. Petros specializes in growth strategies focused on consumer-facing organizations such as retail, consumer goods, and even government. Petros has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from DePaul University.

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