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If I could go back to graduate school now, there are a million things I would do differently! From focusing on the most important issues in my dissertation, asking lab mates for more help, and taking greater advantage of my free time, working as a management consultant has taught me many valuable skills. However, had I known all along I would join the fast-paced consulting world after graduate school, I would have beefed up my knowledge in a few key areas. First, completing coursework in accounting, finance, and organizational behavior. Second, joining consulting or entrepreneurship clubs in the business school. Although apprenticeship-based learning, or on the job learning, defines the essence of management consulting, having a solid foundation in the tools of business would have given me a faster, more confident start. Courses: Accounting, finance, ...