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Ph.D. Connections Conference: Career Panel—Consulting

April 8, 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Panelists will share insights about the business challenges they take on in their consulting roles. The session will speak to what is required to uncover solutions for clients, the skills drawn upon to address issues, and the approaches used to solve complex problems. You will gain a better sense of how advanced degrees from a myriad of fields may translate to the consulting arena.


Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez is a senior consultant in Deloitte’s human capital practice and is a manager at the Survey Research Center. At Deloitte, her work focuses on improving customer and workforce experience in the federal sphere. Prior to joining Deloitte, she managed survey research projects for clients in the technology, financial services, and defense industries. Jennifer received her Ph.D. in political science in 2013.

McKinsey Representative

McKinsey & Company

Vahid Rashidi

Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group

Vahid Rashidi received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a master’s in electrical and computer Engineering, and a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. His research at U-M was focused on machine learning and molecular simulations. Rashidi joined Boston Consulting Group in 2018.

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The Ph.D. Connections Conference is co-sponsored by the University Career Center, Rackham Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School. For more information about the conference visit the website.


April 8, 2021
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
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