The Consultant Is In

UVA business grad Daniel Stern works as consultant for a sales and marketing firm in suburban Washington, D.C. Here's a typical day

It seems like everyone is a "consultant" these days—including me. After graduating in 2004 with degrees in finance and management from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, I began working for MarketBridge, in Bethesda, Md. Though the firm has just under 100 employees, it works with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), Merck (MRK), and MasterCard (MA). MarketBridge helps companies design, build, and manage marketing through sales processes that leverage traditional brand marketing and field sales channels with greater online, call center, and database resources.

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