Day1 Guide for management consulting new-hires / interns

How to optimize your first staffing, which equipment you need and what to do on your first day in the consulting firm
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (26 ratings)
770 students
31min of on-demand video
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Understand the importance of your first project staffing and how to influence it
Prepare the equipment you need for your start in management consulting
Know what to do on your first day in the consulting firm
Conquer your first staffing call and know which questions to ask


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Do you want to pursue a career or internship at management consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG or PWC?

Don't make the mistake of believing that just because you performed well in consulting interviews will mean you will also become a great consultant. You should actively prepare for your new job in consulting - and this course is all about preparing for your first day.

Get ready for day 1!

In consulting, reputation is everything! It will decide whether you get staffed on good or bad projects. Whether you will be allowed to work with the best project managers and partners. And whether you will have a successful consulting career or not.

Whether you are a new joiner or intern, you should do everything you can to make sure to leave a great first impression.

This course will teach you everything need to know to perform well on your first day:

  • How you can influence your first project staffing

  • What to ask in your first staffing call

  • Which equipment you need to buy for your new job in consulting

  • What you should do during your first days in the firm

Most of the topics will be taught in video lessons. Besides that, we have prepared several checklists & documentation for you to download.

If you are interested in performing well in consulting also after your first day, make sure to check out our other course on how to become the best new hire of your firm.

Who this course is for:

  • Aspiring management consultant interns or full-time hires starting at top-tier strategy & management consulting firms


Active top-tier management consultant
Marc Rieke
  • 4.9 Instructor Rating
  • 35 Reviews
  • 822 Students
  • 2 Courses

I’m an active senior consultant with >5 years of experience working together with several top-tier strategy consulting firms especially in the field of M&A and restructuring projects.

From onboarding and managing many interns and new-hires, I can tell that especially in your first months on the job, the gap between what is expected from you and what you are able to deliver is often the biggest. Since the required skills are not taught at universities or during official onboarding trainings, I decided to develop a training program tailored to the needs of new hire management consultants.

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