I need some good advice on getting into Economic Consulting or the like

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Hello all,

A little bit about me:

I go to a decent but not great state school.
I have around a 3.5 GPA
I am a Senior graduating this December in Accounting, Finance, and Business Economics.
I have 2 finance internships at small, local firms (nothing great)
I have 1 financial services internship at a Fortune 500
And I am part of a student run investment fund
I have also done volunteer tax work

I am really focusing on building a strong network and connections since I hopefully plan to start full time in January.

I really want to get into Economic Consulting. I have done plenty of research on it and it's just something I am really passionate about. I am currently trying to pursue Economic Development internships locally around here where I am taking summer classes as well.

If you would like to see my resume, I could private message it.

But do any of you have tips on how I can get there? At this point, I am completely lost, and I am really stressing out.

As far as the replies I am looking for, I want to know what I should from now till graduation to make myself valuable, what steps I should take (getting into a masters program, etc)

I know I go to a state school so this makes it much more harder for me.

I am willing to start out at a mid-size, large firm.

Comments (10)

May 24, 2011

You need to network, your resume isn't going to do it on it's own.

May 24, 2011

Yes I have realized that. Unfortunately I realized that too late.

Do you have tips on networking?

May 24, 2011

Your GPA is on the low end, but not so low that you have zero chance at a job. Your chances at NERA/AG/Cornerstone etc are low but there are lots of smaller shops to spam your resume to.

May 24, 2011

Yes I have realized it's low. However I have 2 summer classes and a fall semester to get it up.

Do you know what else I can do (aside from Networking, obviously) to get my resume noticed?

Such as undertaking research projects with professors, some specific internships, etc

May 24, 2011

Don't mean to derail, but anyone here have a good resource to help me learn about economic consulting?

May 24, 2011

^I would like that too.

May 24, 2011

Can someone recommend good reading materials for this area?

Sep 29, 2013

It seems like Econ Consulting is not particularly well discussed on this board. I too would like some resources on this.

Nov 7, 2013

You tried this thread yet?

There are a bunch of other smaller threads that talks about econ consulting if you do a search.

Nov 7, 2013