Intro to Consulting Panel Offers Tips to Peers

Nick Bruner, Leanne Wright, and Breshia Hardy

The School of Business Administration is in the thick of fall recruiting.  Business students are attending networking and recruiting events to learn about career opportunities.  Many MIS majors had the benefit of a primer for these important activities.

Prof. David Firth invited five of his former students to be guest speakers in his Introduction to Consulting class this fall.   According to the feedback he has received from students in the past, it is the most popular and helpful class session of the semester, so Firth planned the panel in the first week of classes. 

The panelists included MIS majors Leanne Wright, Breshia Hardy, Trevor Johnson, Laura Reed, and Nick Bruner.  Wright served her internship in consulting with Advanced Technology Group in Missoula, Hardy with Deloitte in Seattle, Johnson with PwC in San Jose, Reed with KPMG in Seattle and Bruner with FAST Enterprises in Greenwood Village, Colorado. 

The discussion followed a free-flowing format, allowing students to ask questions as panelists shared their thoughts on handling meet-and-greets, preparing for on-campus and second-round interviews and their summer internships. 

“I spent the entire summer working on some of Deloitte's top-name clients in Seattle and networking with professionals from the consultant to partner level,” said Hardy.  She attended trainings in Dallas and San Francisco and accepted a full-time offer to work at the Seattle office beginning next summer.

“I cannot speak highly enough of my experiences in MIS and with Deloitte.   I hope fellow students take full advantage of the opportunities in front of them to experience all of this for themselves!” said Hardy.