Pursuing a career in Consulting

Author : Xiaoli Du

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In the traditional perspective of postdoctoral training, fellows are expected to apply for faculty positions after several successful postdocs in institutes or universities. However, this classic career pathway meets a lot of challenges today in terms of the limited position openings and tight economic conditions.  At the same time, non-traditional career paths for PhDs have opened a door for those who want to pursue a career in non-academic areas. Consulting companies hire PhDs to help clients solve all kinds of problems in business.