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"Preparing Notre Dame advanced degree students for careers in management consulting"

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame Graduate Consulting Careers (NDGCC) webpage. We are a graduate student-led initiative of the Center for Career Development open to all Notre Dame graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in pursuing management consulting as a career.


Leadership

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Nirupama Sensharma

Co-President

I am a nuclear physics PhD candidate in the Physics department. My two masters degrees and PhD studies have afforded me analytical and computational skills which I hope to apply to both abstract and data-oriented problems in corporate America. Furthermore, my international exposure and collaborations give me a globalist perspective and a set of soft-skills which are well-suited for the marketplace.

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Hrafn Traustason

Co-President

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduating in Spring 2021. My research focuses on obtaining fundamental understanding of uranium species that could potentially be utilized to reprocess spent nuclear fuel. My interests are in the field of green energy, outdoor activities, and sports.

My goal for the Graduate Consulting Club is to bring structure this young club to secure its vision and future.In addition, I'd like to get more students informed about the consulting field earlier on in their graduate program and establish comradery among students in the club in order to become better prepared for a job in the consulting world.

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Seth Parker

Treasurer

I am a 2nd year PhD student studying Ecology, Evolution, and the Environment in the Department of Biological Sciences. My work focuses on development and analysis of mathematical models to simulate the dynamics of carbon as it moves between soils, vegetation, and the atmosphere. I have particular interest in modeling changes to the carbon cycle in the context of climate change. My professional goal is to work as a consultant, where I hope to leverage my quantitative skills and knowledge of ecology to help businesses or other entities achieve sustainability goals, such as carbon neutrality.

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Laura Guerra

Laura Guerra

I am a second-year master student at the Keough School of Global Affairs. Prior to Notre Dame, I received a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Dallas. I also worked as a community organizer at ARISE, a nonprofit that empowers low-income immigrant women through education and leadership trainings. I am a passionate advocate about sustainable development and gender equality issues. After I graduate, I hope to transition into Private Sector Consultancy and serve as a bridge to economic opportunities for immigrants and refugees. As a board officer, I hope to inform and help more fellow graduate students develop the connections and skills they need to enter the consulting industry.

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Kristofer Murray

Kristopher Murray

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) program, with a focus in Biophysics and Structural Biology. My research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry focuses on simulating dynamic protein polymers and studying how human bias in experimental design can influence the results and interpretation of those experiments. I am interested in applying the skills I have acquired analyzing how to represent quantitative data as objectively as possible can be applied in the business world, and believe consulting would be a great starting point to do so. My goal for the Graduate Consulting Club is to be a resource to help graduate students interested in consulting to reach a point where they are ready to apply themselves fully into making the transition from academia to consulting.

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Matyas Abel Tsegaye

I am currently a fifth year PhD candidate in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program. My work focuses on identifying novel signaling pathways in cancer cells that can be utilized to combat tumor progression. As a graduate student, I am particularly interested in the thought process that goes into developing and executing an experimental plan and the subsequent relay of that information to my peers. As a board officer in the Graduate Consulting Club, I aim to achieve two goals: 1. To work closely with my peers and the Center for Career Development to introduce graduate students to the exciting world of management consulting; 2. To provide graduate students with resources that will effectively prepare them for careers in consulting.

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Elizabeth Loughran

Liz Loughran

Advisor, Graduate Career Services

Liz Loughran joined Graduate Career Services in 2018 and serves as the Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Science. She seeks to empower students to pursue career experiences they find meaningful and impactful, including consulting. Before joining the GCS team, Liz was an innovation consultant at enFocus where she gained business experience in a variety of sectors. Liz has a strong scientific background, holding a Ph.D. in integrated biomedical sciences and a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. She carried out her doctoral research in the lab of M. Sharon Stack at Harper Cancer Research Institute studying the impact of age and parity on ovarian cancer metastasis. Liz is a member of the Graduate Career Consortium and the Society of Catholic Scientists.

Liz Loughran

Graduate Career Consultant, College of Science
W528 Duncan Student Center
loughran.11@nd.edu
574-631-2080


Previous Officers

  1. 2019-2020
  2. 2018-2019