While pursuing her MBA at Columbia University, Alison Hunter is an Advisor to Raines International on topics across search execution and business development for the firm’s Fortune 500, Private Equity, and Startup clients.
Industry and Consulting Experience
- Alison has worked in functional areas including Finance, Marketing, and Operations, and is deeply involved in Raines International’s Strategy Practice, recruiting post-MBA through Partner level consulting talent.
- Alison previously managed Raines International’s Research Department after joining the firm as a Research Associate.
- She is currently a member of the Young Leadership Board for the New York chapter of America Needs You, a national nonprofit organization that fights for economic mobility for ambitious, low-income first-generation college students.
- She previously served as a Co-Chair for the organization’s Mentor Leadership Council and as a Mentor Coach for New York’s 2011 and 2013 classes.
- Alison is originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts, and enjoys long-distance running, having completed her first marathon in New York City in 2011.
Education & Credentials
- M.B.A., Columbia University (expected graduation May 2019)
- B.A., Political Science, Colgate University
- Young Leadership Board, America Needs You (New York)
Articles by Alison
How to Avoid Major Onboarding Mistakes
The first thing consultants might think when they hear the term “Onboarding” is the indoctrination they went through when entering their consulting firm. But what does it mean when you are the person onboarding to a new firm after leaving consulting?
I Stayed in Consulting Because…
Former Partners from McKinsey, BCG, and A.T. Kearney reveal why they waited to leave consulting.
After Consulting: How to Evaluate a New Opportunity
You know you’ll have a lot of options when you decide to leave consulting. But do you know how to make the right choice? Read clips from our recent interviews shed some light on how to properly evaluate a new opportunity.
How to Handle Exploding Job Offers
Exploding offers are the norm these days, requiring candidates to alert companies of an official yay or nay decision anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks after an offer is extended. Some tips for how to best handle one when it happens to you.