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PhD to Consulting Conference 2017

Blogged by Mark McHugh on August 10, 2017.

Registration for the PhD to Consulting Conference 2017 is now open to all PhD students and Postdoctoral Scholars.

Early bird registrations are open till until 13 August. Successful applicants are charged a reduced registration fee of £25.

The final deadline for applications is 10 September.

The PhD to Consulting (PtC) conference is a one-day annual event targeted at doctoral and post-doctoral researchers interested in pursuing a career in consulting.

A doctorate nurtures qualities like exceptional problem-solving skills, intellectual curiosity and a drive to achieve outstanding results. Commercial organisations and consulting firms are realising the potential of PhDs, valuing their fresh and thoughtful approach to delivering business insights. However, a number of high calibre researchers are unaware of this opportunity, and find it difficult to locate appropriate resources and guidance to realise a transition from academia to consulting.

The PtC conference provides a platform for discussion and networking for PhD researchers and professionals from top consulting firms. The conference will focus on topics such as:

  • Exploring how receptive the UK consulting industry is to PhD students/graduates.
  • Determining the scope for PhD recruits in consulting.
  • Defining the consulting industry expectations of PhD students/graduates.
  • Outlining the skills that PhD recruit should have for a career in consulting and how they may apply.
  • Establishing any sector/industry specific demands for PhD students/graduates.
  • Analysing typical recruitment and assessment procedures, including case interviews and competencies.

If you are a PhD interested in participating in the conference, visit the registration page for details.