I worked for Big 4 in its IT practice before going to a business school. I am just completing my part-time MBA program from a non-target (but still a known school in Northeast). My goal is to complete my MBA and transition to strategy for one of thefirms.
Recently, one of the folks from my prior Big 4 firm reached out to me and asked if I could join their IT project. According to this person, I could start in IT and then transition to their strategy practice after a year or so by building connections with people.
I wanted your advice. After completing my MBA, should I go back to IT in a hope that I can build connections internally to transition to strategy practice OR should I try my luck at management consulting firms through networking since they don't recruit at my school?
If I go back to IT and let's say I can't network my way in the S&O practice, will I spoil my chances of ever getting into strategy since I would have been out of grad school for a year at that point and in IT?
Please advice. Thank you.