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100% of 4 Students
I highly suggest you find the specific industry you intend to work within and you learn this industry thoroughly. When you enter the university they teach you concepts that may not make sense until you are able to apply them to real world experiences in the industry you intend to work in. Specializing in an industry and becoming familiar with that industries processes will allow you to gain expertise. Furthermore, after graduation you should continue to learn about advancements in your industry/field and digital disruptions or innovation that will allow you to be ahead of the curve and excel in consulting.
The qualities that you should possess if you want to be a consultant are:
You should be curious and want to solve complex problems that are not clearly visible
A management consultant must be intuitive - be able to walk into a situation, see how things are working currently, and evaluate and recommend better ways to do the same thing. It involves understanding relationships within the organization, how the personalities all get along, or more often, dont get along.
Management Consulting also builds off a strong background in the field - You must understand what the department or company is responsible for. They are bringing you in as the expert so it is important that you are prepared to deliver.
Outstanding experience and good networking. You will need to build a good profile, specialise in something that you can do best than everyone else. Then, you will need to build a good network to market yourself!
I think you should be patient, communicative person, with clean opinion, and updated all the time.
Read always news about the area in case.
Be inquisitive, don't' be shy, be articulate and thorough in your research and responses
You should have great social skills, be extremely organized and on top of things, great at communication, and a good team player.