Snapshot: Ehrhart ’87 dispels consulting myths in career talk with Vienna students

| January 28, 2015
Vienna Ehrhart

With almost 25 years in the business, Georg Ehrhart ’87 spoke with students on the many myths about the consulting business. He is also a mentor in Webster Vienna’s mentoring program.

Before the winter break, the Vienna campus welcomed back Webster University alumnus Georg Ehrhart ’87 to speak with current students on the topic, “Demystifying Consulting.”

Ehrhart gave an overview of the many different fields of consulting and tried to dispel the common myths associated with the business. Ehrhart addressed many of these myths as he looked back at a successful 25-year career in global corporate treasury consulting after earning his master’s in International Business.

During a very interactive talk, Ehrhart tackled myths such as “the glamor of the jet set,” the supposed around-the-clock conditions with no work-life balance, and the notion that consulting is not for team-oriented people nor “rookies.”

“Know your limits, and how you could get better,” was his main advice to soon-to-be graduates interested in the consulting business. Applicants should show an outstanding ability to think and reflect critically, and focus extensively on identifying customers’ needs, he said.

Webster Vienna Private University and its Career Development Center thanked Ehrhart for his time and personal effort to support Webster Vienna students and alumni. Ehrhart is also a mentor in this year’s mentoring program.

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