Associate Consultants (ACs) at SDG usually have advanced degrees in business or engineering but limited business or industry experience. There are two tracks for an associate consultant, technical and business. Technical ACs are often hired from graduate programs in engineering and other disciplines. Business ACs are frequently promoted from within the ranks of our business analyst program.
An associate consultant plays a crucial role on client projects. Those on the technical track are frequently assigned to develop business and technical models for use on projects. Those on the business track are often promoted from business analyst and might be involved more in research, assessment, and client interviews. All associate consultants have a degree of freedom in accepting assignments; a mix of assignments and project aspects, regardless of background, allows associate consultants to develop into a fully autonomous consultant on our staff. Project assignments might include:
- Problem formulation and analysis
- Business research and assessment
- Client interviews
- Alternative generation
- Model development and evaluation
- Meeting facilitation
- Presentations to clients.