To some, a consulting career is a destination. You may target consulting firms as college graduation looms. If that attempt is unsuccessful, you may accept a job in another industry with the goal of acquiring a few years of business experience and applying with consulting firms again later.
While these are both valid strategies, like every industry, consulting isn’t for everyone. It is important to verify that you are willing and able to live the lifestyle of a consultant.
Before diving into a consulting career, ask yourself the following questions: