What do management consultants like McKinsey actually do?

Good question! Quite simply, management consultants, like McKinsey, help their clients solve problems.

Let’s unpack this statement and analyze each component a little more carefully to get more insight. Let’s start by looking at an actual verbatim statement from one …

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7 Market Trends and the Opportunities They Create For You

The job market is continually changing, and it’s important to keep track of it if you are looking for new opportunities. Companies are adopting new tech and changing how they find and hire employees. The skills requirements for jobs also …

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5 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Throughout my years in business, I’ve made plenty of “mistakes”—although I firmly believe there are no mistakes, only learning experiences. I’ve also picked up a few tips along the way. They’ve helped me to succeed in founding and running several …

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How to Use Your Disability as a Strength When Applying for a Job

Did you know that bones that were broken and healed properly are stronger than bones that have never been broken at all? It’s a fact, as well as a great metaphor for those with disabilities. As a life and business …

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How LGBTQ+ workers can ensure a potential employer is inclusive and accepting

Feeling accepted and included in a workplace is as important, if not more important, than anything else when it comes to being an employee. For the LGBTQ+ community, that sort of assurance as an employee can be absolutely crucial to …

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Success Story of the Week: Nicole Busch

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight a student from the Human Capital Management program. Congratulations to Nicole Busch on …

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How This Tech Leader Is Challenging the Gaming Industry’s Gender Gap

Moonlit Beshimov’s fascination with tech and gaming can be traced back to the halcyon days of her San Francisco childhood. Growing up, she rallied her friends to play computer games. And by the time she entered college, Beshimov had a …

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How to Get Into the Google APM Program (2023-2024)

What is the Google APM Program?

The Google APM (Associate Product Manager) program is a two-year rotational program that provides recent graduates and early-career professionals with the opportunity to learn from experienced product managers at Google. As an APM, you’ll …

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Great job opportunities for remote tech workers

Of all of the occupational fields that I can think of, none seem better suited to remote work than those in software development, technical writing, quality assurance for tech products, cyber security, I.T. support, and other technology-related jobs.

But it …

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Top 10 glamorous retail jobs for students, recent grads, and others early in their careers

When it comes to glamorous careers, many people think of the fashion and retail industry. For students, recent graduates, and early-career individuals, there are several retail positions that offer not only a chance to work with luxury brands but also …

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Real estate offers great job options for those who want remote work

Some professions lend themselves well to remote work, or at least hybrid where you’re in the office some of the time and working from home the rest. Real estate is one of those but even within such an industry, there …

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5 Best Reasons to Work for a Nonprofit

There are many advantages of working for a non-profit organization, and here are five of the most important.

1. Making a difference in other people’s lives

When you work for a for-profit corporation, your north star is bettering its …

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Great remote jobs in HR for those early in their careers

As the pandemic retreats further and further into the past, more and more employers are encouraging and even requiring their employees to return to the office at least some or even all of the time. For those who are considering …

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Strategic Thinking for Executive Success: How to Make Informed Decisions?

Do you remember the last crucial office meeting where you discussed a significant issue?

Did you successfully generate quality ideas and scrutinize different angles of the problem?

Did you suggest remedies that support the long-term objectives of your company?

If …

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Five Tips to Break Into Management Consulting

Introduction

Interesting work, top-tier colleagues, exposure to some of the world’s biggest companies and best executives, high compensation, endless credit card rewards, and frequent traveler points; the list of reasons why management consulting appeals to high-performing students is long. But …

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Great, remote jobs for scientists and engineers

Generally, the jobs that lend themselves well to remote work are those that are primarily or even entirely knowledge-based. Scientists and engineers, pretty much by definition, are knowledge-based workers.

We wanted to learn at a little more of a granular …

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Data Scientist Career Path: What’s the Trajectory?

The data scientist career path involves progressing from entry-level analyst roles, gaining more responsibility and leadership roles as you rise through the ranks. Data scientists use a mix of data analysis and business intelligence to drive smarter business decisions and …

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Can healthcare professionals work remotely?

I’ll joke sometimes that everyone should work from home, even surgeons. The truth is that it wasn’t all that long ago when surgery was performed in the home — typically that of the patient — which might explain why so many ended …

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You might be surprised, but there are construction and skilled labor jobs that are remote

When the world of work changed almost completely and almost overnight in the spring of 2000 due to Covid, it suddenly became apparent to many that some workers could fairly easily work remotely while others absolutely could not. But some …

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Success Story of the Week: Rashad Hyacenth

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.

This week we highlight a recent graduate from the Sports Management program. Congratulations to Rashad Hyacenth on …

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Wealth Management vs. Investment Banking: Key Differences and Career Prospects

Introduction

As finance professionals and students navigate the world of high finance, two distinct yet similarly prestigious career paths often come into focus: wealth management and investment banking. Both fields offer rewarding opportunities, high levels of compensation, and the potential …

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Talents You Can Exploit – How Health Care Professionals Can Capitalize on Soft Skills

The common question is, how do you do what you do?

As the answer to this question is initiated, it’s rapidly followed by —I could never!

Interruption ensues, even before any cogent rendering of any semblance of an answer.

No …

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The foundational skills that get you paid in consulting and tech

 

The foundational skills

James Dunbar, General Manager at RocketBlocksPublished: January 9, 2024

Structured thinking | Analysis | Math | Creativity | Business intuition | Communication | Collaboration | Leadership

Ambitious people are drawn to jobs like management consulting, product management, and strategy roles in exciting companies. These …

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Data and Financial Technology: What it’s Like to Work at Bloomberg

Finance and business professionals are faced with the challenge of navigating increasingly large volumes of data to make the most informed decisions possible.

Bloomberg, a financial technology company, plays an important role in connecting the world’s decision-makers to accurate information …

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Am I Too Old to Switch Careers?

Eight reasons why career transitions later in life are possible despite lingering age discrimination.

Gayle worked her whole life at HP, mirroring her mother’s long stint at IBM.

She moved up the corporate ladder until finally there was one painful …

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Ask Yourself These 6 Questions to Build Your Personal Branding Strategy

For an executive, building a personal brand can sound like another unnecessary task on an already too-long to do list. But, if done right, the process of building a personal brand can be extremely beneficial and even fulfilling. 

People want …

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Top Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Healthcare

We have all seen it on TV. The too-handsome doctor running into the operating room without scrubbing in, grabbing a scalpel barehanded, yelling “Push Epi!” to the other myriad nurses and techs while the medical students look down in awe …

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Best and Worst Things About Working in Biotech

Opportunities in the pharma/biotech industry exist at every career level. Scientists with graduate degrees are in high demand, as are workers with science-related bachelor’s and associate’s degrees. Workers with no scientific background may find jobs in administration, finance, law, marketing, …

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Embracing the Responsibilities of Leadership: Addressing the Burdens of Executive Management

Though leadership roles can be rewarding, many managers at all levels face similar challenges.

In 2022, leadership development firm Blanchard polled 800 managers about the issues they struggled with most. 

Many said one of the biggest burdens of executive management …

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Machine Learning vs. AI: What’s the Difference?

With all the talk about artificial intelligence (AI) taking over the world, you may be wondering what the difference is between all the concepts being tossed around these days: machine learning vs. AI or AI vs. machine learning vs. deep …

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Success Story of the Week: Namitha Maria Cherian

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight a recent graduate from the Applied Analytics program. Congratulations to Namitha Maria Cherian …

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20 HR Podcasts for Human Resources Professionals

Introduction

Podcasts can provide listeners with the chance to easily digest information while on the go. Whether you’re on your morning commute, cleaning the house on a Saturday afternoon, or on your evening walk, podcasts are readily available during your …

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5 Tips for Navigating the H-1B Visa Process

Each year, thousands of international students apply for H-1B visas—temporary non-immigrant visas that allow individuals to work in the U.S. Since only a limited number of H-1Bs are given out each year, the H-1B visa process can be stressful, not …

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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone's heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you find companies that prioritize it?

In honor of Black History Month, below are the answers to …

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Workforce diversity includes disabilities, not just gender and race

Study after study prove that the more diverse a workplace, the more productive is its workforce. So, in addition to many employers wanting to do the right thing by creating diverse, inclusive workplaces, they also understand that another, massive benefit …

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How to Use ChatGPT in Your Job Search

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that’s taking all corners of the internet by storm. Some use it to dispute medical claims or help them solve complex coding problems. Others have already banned it from schools, worried the bot …

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Are micro-internships, internships, apprenticeships, or co-ops best for job-seeking students?

It is understandable that many college and university students don’t understand just how much value most hiring managers and others involved in recruiting place on experience as opposed to grades and other academic achievements. Certainly, many employers primarily hire based …

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