Division I to Due Diligence: Consulting firms find value-added in college athlete recruits
Business school or basketball court: Where do the most valuable business consulting skills develop?
Date : October 10, 2013
Business school or basketball court: Where do the most valuable business consulting skills develop? There’s a good argument for both.

To make it as a consultant, candidates typically need to display strong business acumen. But it’s those intangible talents (ingrained in plenty of student athletes) that firms consider a clear indicator of success.

In this paper Jim Bedford, Director of Life Sciences at West Monroe Partners, and Morgan Burke, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Purdue University, discuss why consulting is a common and smart post-grad step for college athletes.


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