Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Type



Moore School of Business

Director of Thesis

Joel Wooten

Second Reader

Mark Kingsmore


This thesis is meant to serve as an instructional guide on landing a job at an elite management consulting firm for students of the University of South Carolina. Management consulting is an attractive career path for many reasons, but it also is intense, has long hours, and is not the right career fit for everyone. The first section of this guide seeks to introduce the field, help students understand if the career might be right for them, and outline the steps they should take to make themselves competitive when they apply. In the second section, they will find the personal stories of USC students who have beaten the odds and broken into the industry.

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