Become a Business Abstract Writer

This opportunity is designed to complement advanced degree holders’ involvement in consulting clubs, case prep, pro bono work, and networking to more effectively break into a consulting role. It is a great way to establish yourself as a thought leader with value to the sector, while building a portfolio of published articles of interest to businesses.

The Cornell Graduate Consulting Club (CGCC) is working with a startup group to provide opportunities to students interested in business consulting.  Students will write one-page summaries about business articles that aren’t open access, but that can be accessed through Cornell. The summaries help people better understand if purchasing the article is worth it to them. The startup group (currently in the proof of concept stage) would publish the articles, share them on LinkedIn, and send them to associates/executives at consulting firms. This would help students interested in consulting better connect to current consultants and have something tangible to show for it.  For example, instead of cold calling thought leaders, an author could see that a prospective employer read their article and email the contact using that to help start the conversation.

The impetus for this effort (see the appendix) derives from the fact that 79% of business executives devote time every morning to reading business insights, they prefer the executive summary format with actionable data visualizations, and share these articles–far more than the news–with others.

This opportunity is NOT limited to just STEM PhDs. If you are interested, please fill in the Google form.

Any questions can be directed to Kefei (Nina) Li at