"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.
Kay Malte Bischof
I am a fourth year graduate student in Philosophy of Religion. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, I earned master’s degrees in philosophy and theology at the Universities of Oxford and St. Andrews. Together with Graduate Career Services and fellow board members, I hope that our collective knowledge and experience will help more graduate students to enter the consulting industry.
I am a second-year student of Master of Global Affairs. I study security issues around the world and how states formulate security strategies to counter threats. The process of statecraft is not unlike that of the making of business strategy. As a result, I became an active officer of the Graduate Consulting Club to learn more and to let non-MBA students know they can be a good fit in the consulting industry as well.
I am a second-year master student in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Before coming to Notre Dame, I worked for a DC-based NGO in Tibet for five years. I am interested in the intersectionality of both the public sector and private sector in terms of addressing pressing global issues. Outside of school, I enjoy solo travel and creative cooking.
I am a PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering graduating Spring 2020. My research is on plasma-based supersonic flow control and plasma-assisted supersonic combustion for scramjet engines. I hope to advance the Graduate Consulting Club to better prepare graduate students for a career in management consulting and increase the number of students who earn consulting jobs. Outside of work I enjoy basketball, soccer, golf, home improvement projects, learning guitar, and my dog Chauncey.
I am a fourth year 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.
April 2019 - August 2019
I'm a 5th-year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, with a solid background in semiconductor light source and nanophotonics. I have 8 years of extensive experience in optical industries such as smartphone cameras and biomedical devices. Two-year-long engagements with two startups have prepared me with expertise in analytics, marketing, and strategy management. I'm dedicated to promote and empower students with the multidisciplinary experience to learn about consulting career and build business acumen. Through Notre Dame Consulting Club, I was able to help fellow graduate students develop long-term connections with leading consulting firms and advance their skills in storytelling, networking, and case analysis.
December 2019 -
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 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.
Advisor, Graduate Career Services
Larry Milks serves as the Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Engineering. Through a combination of coaching and advising, he seeks to enable students to discern, prepare for, and achieve their vocational sweet spot of thriving productivity. With a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering, and master’s degrees in science education and global studies, Larry brings a diverse mix of education and work experience to this position. He has worked as a product design engineer, as a high school physics/electronics teacher, as a program development administrator, and as a career services provider. Larry has also lived and worked internationally for 16 years, experiencing and enjoying the cultures of many different nations. Through professional development as a Graduate Career Consortium member, he seeks to serve students with excellence and looks forward to engaging with students as they prepare for their next life venture.