Consulting, Finance, Business, Entrepreneurship

Consulting, Finance, Business, Entrepreneurship

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
hlief@wellesley.edu
cbreiter@wellesley.edu

The Consulting, Finance, Business, & Entrepreneurship Career Community represents diverse career options across many types of organizations. It also carries forward a strong tradition of alumnae who have been very successful in these industries.

Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Hilda Lief and Christina Breitner, the Career Community Advisors for Consulting, Finance, Business, and Entrepreneurship.

 


 

Consulting

Consulting is a career pathway focused on helping clients and organizations solve problems. Examples of consulting careers include, but are not limited to, management/strategy, economic and healthcare consulting.

Finance

Finance includes careers that are broadly focused on helping individuals and organizations to manage, raise, and leverage capital. Examples include commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, and wealth management.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Business is very broad term, and includes both consulting and finance. It also includes careers in real estate, hospitality and service management, food and beverage, retail, transportation, energy and many other sectors.

Entrepreneurship is also a very broad term, but generally refers to transforming a conceptual idea to an actual new company or organization. Roles in a “start-up” environment can span many industries and job functions. But, the common factors in these careers are a high-paced, ambiguous environments where you have to quickly move from idea to taking action.

Consulting, Finance, Business, Entrepreneurship

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
hlief@wellesley.edu
cbreiter@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2019 Top Job Functions in the Consulting, Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Community
33.33%
Finance
30.86%
Consulting
6.17%
Business / Development
4.94%
Data & Analytics
3.70%
Research
2.47%
Administration
2.47%
Engineering — Web / Software
2.47%
Operations / Production
2.47%
Product / Project Management
11.07%
Other

CFBE Graduates in the World

What they studied Where they work or attend graduate school What they do
Middle Eastern Studies Prudential Financial Risk Associate
Spanish Harvard Medical School Graduate Research Assistant
Women's and Gender Studies United States Attorney's Office Paralegal
Political Science The Brookings Institution Research Assistant
Physics National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Intern
Neuroscience Mayo Clinic Research Student
Environmental Studies The Walt Disney Company Plant Science Intern
Computer Science U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research Assistant at the National Center for PTSD
Comparative Literature America's Test Kitchen Copy Editor
Africana Studies Eastern Bank Credit Analyst
Media Arts and Sciences The Seattle Times Digital and Interactive Intern
Chemistry Vertex Pharmaceuticals Formulation Research Associate II
Music Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst
Geosciences Thomas J. Watson Foundation Watson Fellow
Religion Raytheon Company Global Trade Leadership Development Program
* Highlighted outcomes from 2019 graduates

Finance, Accounting, and Insurance

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

A career in Finance can mean many different things, depending on what type of work you’re interested in or what specific subsect you want to explore. Within Finance, you can work in the financial department of an organization (governmental, nonprofit or for-profit) or you can work at a company that provides financial services to individuals, groups, institutions and/or organizations.

Business and Operations

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

Business is a large sector of the global economy in which goods or services are exchanged, generally, for money and profits. Businesses need customers who purchase their goods or services. Additionally, businesses require some form of investment.

Management and Human Resources

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

Management refers to the organization, oversight and coordination of people and activities in a business or organization so that it meets it objectives or vision. Management broadly encompasses creating corporate policy and strategy, and setting objectives, and then organizing, planning, controlling and guiding an organization’s people and resources in the achievement of these objectives or vision. Human Resources is the part of a business that relates to employees, including recruiting, orientation of employees, overseeing benefits, training, and more.

20+ Questions to Jump-start Your Career Exploration

CCM
College Career Mentors

In this resource, you will find questions meant to prompt your career exploration. Take time to reflect on each question as a strong understanding of oneself will be essential in order to effectively navigate the twists and turns of your unique career path. Get to know your values, personality type, strengths and interests. These all deeply inform your satisfaction with career choice.

“I wanted to work at a big corporation that tries to help people every single day through financial services. That’s something I’m passionate about — helping the community. Because Mass Mutual’s values align with mine, I knew Mass Mutual was the perfect place for me.”

Entrepreneurship

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

Entrepreneurship is a term that is often cited as a career interest, but what exactly does it mean to be an entrepreneur? According to one definition, an entrepreneur is someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture and is the decision maker who decides what, how and how much of a good or service will be produced.  On the other hand, the economist Joseph Schumpeter believes there are two classes of entrepreneurs: historical small business owners and innovators.  Regardless of what you might be interested in, it is clear that being an entrepreneur encompasses a wide-ranging set of opportunities and responsibilities.