Industry Expertise for Alumnae: Consulting, Finance, Business, and Entrepreneurship

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Wellesley Career Education offers personalized advising and industry expertise in the areas of Consulting, Finance, Business, and Entrepreneurship. Visit the Career Community page for Consulting, Finance, Business, and Entrepreneurship to learn about careers in accounting, insurance, business, operations, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, human resources, and more.

Consulting

Hilda Lief
Hilda Lief

The word consulting encompasses a wide range of industries and professional job opportunities. To put it simply, a consultant provides “external advice for organizations that require specialist experience or an objective outside perspective on their business.” There are many different types of consulting that can be explored, including management, strategy, economics, healthcare, human resources, and technology. Likewise, there are endless opportunities in all types of industries that use consultants: from education to healthcare to the public sector, consulting can provide many opportunities for you to explore different industries or even just a specific field.  

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.

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.  

Introduction to Law & Law School

Nicole
Nicole D. Park

Is law school right for you?

The decision to attend law school is a big one. You should consider how law school fits into your career ambitions and life plan. A first step for you to determine if law school is right for you is to explore what the legal profession entails by talking to or working with lawyers. Gaining hands-on experience through networking, internships or law-based classes can only help you when deciding to apply to law school. Additionally, seeking out resources online and through the alumnae network can also help in your search. 

Pre-law Advising at Wellesley: Information for Prospective Students

Nicole
Nicole D. Park

The liberal arts education offered by Wellesley College prepares students for a wide range of careers and graduate studies, including law school. This resource contains answers to some FAQ about preparing for law school.

Law School — College Certification

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Many law schools require that a dean's or college certification or questionnaire be completed by the applicant's undergraduate institution. This certification typically requests the applicant's class rank, status on physical or emotional health, and information on matters of discipline during the undergraduate years.