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Mrs Jo Patel: 'What is Management Consultancy?'

BEST (Business and Economics Society Talks)


This week, students of the BEST society welcomed Jo Patel to talk on ‘What is Management Consultancy?’ Jo previously worked for Ernst & Young and Capgemini for over 10 years, specialising in people and organisational change, before taking a career change and coming to work as the Development Officer in the External Relations Department here at Freemen's.

Jo gave the students an honest, detailed insight into what the management consulting industry looked like, what the most likely routes in were, the skills employers were likely to look for as well as what a typical day might be for someone working as a Management Consultant. Jo shared her own experiences relating to the many highs and sometimes lows of the job. Clearly very interested in what they had heard the talk was followed by a lengthy question and answer session.