Career Center




A quarterly series which provides an overview of the functions performed and most essential skills used by clinicians and life scientists across a variety of professional settings.

Management Consulting Preparation Program OverviewThe School of Medicine Career Center is pleased to host global leaders in the management consulting industry in preparation for the recruiting season.  Through site visits, case study practice with experienced alumni, and networking with consultants from top tier firms, you will gain insight into management consulting culture, application/interview requirements, and the skills required to excel in the profession.


Club Practice and Career Preparation: Wednesdays, LKSC 306, 5:30-8pm *no class 7/3

Consulting and Case Preparation Curriculum: Tuesdays, Alway 114, 6-8pm    


Consulting 101: Understanding Your Fit Within the Breadth of Options Available              6/18

Moderator: Chris Stern, PhD, current post-doctoral scholar; starting at L.E.K. Fall, 2013

Panelists: Boston Consulting Group; Deloitte Consulting; Trium Group

  • Introduction to the unique activities and culture within various types of consulting firms
  • Transferable skills necessary for success within the field, how to acquire and highlight these now
  • Recommendations for efficient use of club/curricular activities in preparing application and interview strategy


Consulting Career Preparation Workshops

Stephanie K. Eberle, Director, School of Medicine Career Center

  • Networking and Marketing Yourself to Consulting Firms                                             7/24   
  • Resume/Cover Letter Preparation                                                                           8/7
  • Interviewing Strategy                                                                                            8/21


Make Your Case: Preparation and Practice for Consulting Case Interviews          

Stanford alumni and other consultants with experience transitioning from the medical and life science field into management consulting will assist those participants interested in the consulting field to understand the case interview format, learn and apply tried and true methods for success, and advise on the best way to give and receive feedback in your own practice sessions.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Introduction to practices and expectations of various management consulting firms and an overview of various consulting interview methods
  • Understanding of how the case interview model assesses your fit for the consulting field
  • Sample case study and recommendations for effective frameworks and solutions
  • Opportunity for hands-on practice and feedback from representatives in the industry

Company representatives include:                                                                                                                                      

  • L.E.K.                                                                                                                     6/25    
  • McKinsey & Company                                                                                              7/2     
  • Accenture                                                                                                               7/9             
  • ZS Associates                                                                                                         7/16    
  • Deloitte                                                                                                                  7/23
  • Bain & Co.                                                                                                              7/30
  • BCG                                                                                                                       8/6            
  • Case Competition (BCG)                                                                                                                     8/7 - 8/20                                     

    Program registration and consulting event calendar:                                                             Questions?

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