The postdoc experience

April 3, 2017


The postdoc experience

“In QVARTZ, your numerical and analytical skills will be applied in strategic business decisions and your industrial know-how will help build deep knowledge fast”. At an event for 50 PhD students and graduates at the Technical University of Copenhagen (DTU), Kristian Høeg Madsen, QVARTZ Senior Consultant and PhD in Physics, explained what he sees as the strongest assets as a PhD in management consulting. The event was arranged by Move2Change, an organization founded by two postdocs from University of Copenhagen and DTU to focus on alternative career paths for PhDs outside academia. Together with consultants from McKinsey & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte and Accenture, Kristian addressed some of the key skills you need to master to be a good consultant as well as gave some good advice on how to best prepare for a transition from academia to the consulting industry.