I deploy cloud technology for multiple customers.
The work of a consultant can be very adventurous as you never know where your next project will be or about what it will be. Depending on the project you may find yourself on the go travelling to different cities. Once you reach your destination you will engage in the process of getting to know your customer and understanding their needs. You will have lots and I mean lots of meetings. Eventually, you will understand their objectives and you will put your skills in action to deliver their goals!
Here's the first step for college students
Gaining technical skills is easy. You can find a lot of material and courses to ramp up in any technology you desire. However, experience is something that does not come easily. I would highly encourage anyone in college to go out and acquire as much experience as possible before graduating. As a college student I worked for 4 different companies before joining Microsoft. I worked across 4 different industries and I worked for long periods ranging from 3 months to 1 year at each.
"'Everyone thinks he is smart. His grades mean nothing. I bet you he will not accomplish anything once he goes back to the US.' 'No one will take you seriously because no one wants a gay person around.'"