Litigation/Economic Consulting

I'm graduating in May of this year, and I've been looking into litigation consulting. I was just wondering what sort of college stats that places would be looking for (GPA, EC, Internships). I've had 2 internships that have 0 relation to consulting, and a GPA slightly below 3.5 (in Economics). Is it too late for me to try and get into this field? I imagine I would not get anything close to an interview at places like Cornerstone, but are there any smaller places that I might be able to get an interview with? Thank you in advance for any input

Edit: also, i'm at rutgers

I would also like to ask, what are some things I can do in the coming months to have a stronger chance at an interview at one of these places?

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Sep 18, 2009


Sep 20, 2009

It may be hard to snag a consulting internship at MBB but there are definitely regional consulting / smaller consulting firms that do the same type of work. These internship / full time positions have less formal recruiting processes, where you can get consideration by emailing and networking.

I would network and try to participate in a consulting-type organization at your school - would give you a taste of the work, show your commitment to the industry, and perhaps even give you some contacts from alums. I know of three people who worked at a consulting group at their respective schools, leveraged alumni contacts (who served as mentors to the university group), and subsequently received a HUGE leg up in the interviewing process (full time and internship). The type of thinking that you are exposed to in a prior consulting experience (even one at school) will also be great prep for the interview process.

Good luck, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Chasing Consultants, Breaking Bankers

Sep 21, 2009