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Hey guys. I am still having a tough time choosing where to start my work after I graduate. Please provide your feedback on what offer you would choose, and explain why. That would be very helpful.

Background: Econ major, senior, about to graduate in 2 months.

Offers that I am choosing from:

1) IT consulting at Accenture/ IBM/ Capgemini type of firm.

2) 'Strategy consulting' at a medium-sized boutique consulting firm. I am not sure exactly what kind of work I would do at this firm, but my guess is that I won't get to do 100% strat consulting, but also some operational/ IT consulting as well... since this firm is no MBB or Monitor -level strat consulting firm.

3) In-house analyst position at a F500 company doing corporate strategy. The company is a top tech firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA. (think Facebook, Google, Cisco, HP, Amazon, Intel, etc) I honestly thought I didn't have a shot at this job since they were looking for people with some M&A experience, but I somehow managed to get the offer and the fact that I had a MBB summer internship helped me, I think.

The pay are similar between all these offers, so the differences in comp is negligible. The job in #2 pays the most, however the difference is 6k per year so it's not that big of a deal.

I am looking to work for 4-5 years and hopefully go for a top MBA program. So, I would appreciate your feedback on what job would position me the best for an MBA application.

I have only 1 week to decide on the offer... so I would appreciate your feedback. Also, my eventual goal is to have a interesting work experience to leverage that in getting into a top MBA program. I want to do I-banking after getting MBA. (I couldn't get a banking offer as a college senior this year)

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Comments (124)

  • Flake's picture

    Did you get any real jobs?

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  • Flake's picture

    I'm buzzed. carry on. Although the monkey shit wasn't necessary.

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  • heister's picture

    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

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  • In reply to heister
    Flake's picture

    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to Flake
    heister's picture

    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

    Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

  • In reply to heister
    Flake's picture

    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to Flake
    heister's picture

    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    I have to find a place to park first in my 8 car garage, What should I park ourside? My AMG Gwagon or a my beloved 38 indian?

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

    Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

  • In reply to heister
    Flake's picture

    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    I have to find a place to park first in my 8 car garage, What should I park ourside? My AMG Gwagon or a my beloved 38 indian?

    I need a place to park my Ferrari California. 1-Up!

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to heister
    marcellus_wallace's picture

    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    put that shit on youtube please.

  • In reply to marcellus_wallace
    Whiskey5's picture

    marcellus_wallace:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    put that shit on youtube please.

    or redtube

  • In reply to Flake
    heister's picture

    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    I have to find a place to park first in my 8 car garage, What should I park ourside? My AMG Gwagon or a my beloved 38 indian?

    I need a place to park my Ferrari California. 1-Up!

    Damn, Ill add on to the house. Im going to have to take the check book from your for a few weeks.

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

    Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

  • In reply to heister
    Flake's picture

    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    I have to find a place to park first in my 8 car garage, What should I park ourside? My AMG Gwagon or a my beloved 38 indian?

    I need a place to park my Ferrari California. 1-Up!

    Damn, Ill add on to the house. Im going to have to take the check book from your for a few weeks.

    And that's how Heister is worth $50 mil. Flake's check book.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to Flake
    heister's picture

    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    I have to find a place to park first in my 8 car garage, What should I park ourside? My AMG Gwagon or a my beloved 38 indian?

    I need a place to park my Ferrari California. 1-Up!

    Damn, Ill add on to the house. Im going to have to take the check book from your for a few weeks.

    And that's how Heister is worth $50 mil. Flake's check book.

    GET IN THE KITCHEN IM HUNGRY!

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

    Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

  • In reply to Flake
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    Flake's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

    Make me.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to Flake
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

    Make me.

    Haha. you must be a pathetic fugly loser in real life, since you have no social life, no friends, no pussy, and come here to play and fuck around with others. But, you are wasting everyone's time here on this site.

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    Flake's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

    Make me.

    Haha. you must be a pathetic fugly loser in real life, since you have no social life, no friends, no pussy, and come here to play and fuck around with others. But, you are wasting everyone's time here on this site.

    You got me!

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to Flake
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

    Make me.

    Haha. you must be a pathetic fugly loser in real life, since you have no social life, no friends, no pussy, and come here to play and fuck around with others. But, you are wasting everyone's time here on this site.

    You got me!

    Yeah, but how about you go play in some other threads this time around. I need to choose between my offers really quick and deadline is next week so I need some serious feedbacks

  • In reply to Flake
    heister's picture

    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

    Make me.

    Haha. you must be a pathetic fugly loser in real life, since you have no social life, no friends, no pussy, and come here to play and fuck around with others. But, you are wasting everyone's time here on this site.

    You got me!

    He has an attractive waxed and bleached asshole.

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

    Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    Flake's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.

    Make me.

    Haha. you must be a pathetic fugly loser in real life, since you have no social life, no friends, no pussy, and come here to play and fuck around with others. But, you are wasting everyone's time here on this site.

    You got me!

    Yeah, but how about you go play in some other threads this time around. I need to choose between my offers really quick and deadline is next week so I need some serious feedbacks

    FINE.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

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  • Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    If you want to fuck around, please go to the 'Monkey Around' section... People on this website deserve to get serious advice/ feedback from others when they need it.

  • In reply to RagnarDanneskjold
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    RagnarDanneskjold:
    As amusing as that was...I'll bite OP. I'd take the tech Corp. Strat in a heartbeat.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Would you mind explaining why you would choose #3 over #2? Thanks!

  • RagnarDanneskjold's picture

    Brand name...your goal is B-school. Second tier consulting makes it really tough. On top of that Corp Strat work is pretty fucking cool, especially in Tech. MBB would love that Pre-MBA experience as would IBD. Interaction with dealmakers is icing on the cake. This decision is not even close...

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    john2's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Flake:
    heister:
    Guys I am having trouble deciding where to park my new ferrari 458.

    HELP PLZ!!!!

    Park it in my butt plz.

    Your butt is reserved for my penismobile.

    Stop trolling and help this faggot choose one of his pathetic offers.

    Dude. All your posts in pretty much all threads are pathetic piece of shit and contribute nothing to anyone. I came here hoping to get some serious, honest advice. I think you should shut up and stop posting in this thread, or at least try to provide some helpful feedback.


    His posts bring the lulz to boring threads.
  • In reply to RagnarDanneskjold
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    RagnarDanneskjold:
    Brand name...your goal is B-school. Second tier consulting makes it really tough. On top of that Corp Strat work is pretty fucking cool, especially in Tech. MBB would love that Pre-MBA experience as would IBD. Interaction with dealmakers is icing on the cake. This decision is not even close...

    Thanks, man. Really helpful response.

    I am leaning towards #3 as well at this moment. I think the work would be the most interesting of all three offers I got.

    However, I have some friends who are telling me to take #2 because in their view, a consulting job is always better than an industry job for entry level... some things that I heard are stuff like your career progression is faster in consulting vs industry job, and after consulting you may have better exit-ops.

    Not sure how credible that analysis is, though.

    Also, should I cross off #1 now? I think I should be choosing between #2 and #3?

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    RagnarDanneskjold's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    RagnarDanneskjold:
    Brand name...your goal is B-school. Second tier consulting makes it really tough. On top of that Corp Strat work is pretty fucking cool, especially in Tech. MBB would love that Pre-MBA experience as would IBD. Interaction with dealmakers is icing on the cake. This decision is not even close...

    Thanks, man. Really helpful response.

    I am leaning towards #3 as well at this moment. I think the work would be the most interesting of all three offers I got.

    However, I have some friends who are telling me to take #2 because in their view, a consulting job is always better than an industry job for entry level... some things that I heard are stuff like your career progression is faster in consulting vs industry job, and after consulting you may have better exit-ops.

    Not sure how credible that analysis is, though.

    Also, should I cross off #1 now? I think I should be choosing between #2 and #3?

    I'd def forget about #1. You're not talking about LEK, Deloitte, etc. right? If it's a boutique firm...I think Corp. Strat. is def the way to go. You may want to repost this, tomorrow in the a.m. I'm sure the consulting guys will tell you the same thing.

  • entropy_increases's picture

    How is it that someone who has supposedly interned at MBB can say something as stupid as: " I won't get to do 100% strat consulting, but also some operational/ IT consulting as well... since this firm is no MBB or Monitor -level strat consulting firm." All the top consulting firms do a lot of operations work. The billing rates as well as difficulty are on par to strategy work. Moreover, Mckinsey is known to be the best at Ops and arguably gets the majority of its total revenue from Ops work (they sometimes brand supply chain operations as supply chain strategy, but at the end of the day it counts as operations).

    Theres probably a reason you didnt get invited back to work at any of the top consulting firms. Or you're just a troll.

  • In reply to entropy_increases
    Whiskey5's picture

    entropy_increases:
    How is it that someone who has supposedly interned at MBB can say something as stupid as: " I won't get to do 100% strat consulting, but also some operational/ IT consulting as well... since this firm is no MBB or Monitor -level strat consulting firm." All the top consulting firms do a lot of operations work. The billing rates as well as difficulty are on par to strategy work. Moreover, Mckinsey is known to be the best at Ops and arguably gets the majority of its total revenue from Ops work (they sometimes brand supply chain operations as supply chain strategy, but at the end of the day it counts as operations).

    Theres probably a reason you didnt get invited back to work at any of the top consulting firms. Or you're just a troll.

    No, he's just waste of oxygen.

  • Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    There are so many useless assholes on this site, it's unbelievable.

    i just came here to get some advice. if you don't have any constructive feedback to share, don't post

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    bfin's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    There are so many useless assholes on this site, it's unbelievable.

    i just came here to get some advice. if you don't have any constructive feedback to share, don't post

    Yet you keep posting? Who is unbelievable?

    The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

    WSO is not your personal search function.

  • In reply to bfin
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    blackfinancier:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    There are so many useless assholes on this site, it's unbelievable.

    i just came here to get some advice. if you don't have any constructive feedback to share, don't post

    Yet you keep posting? Who is unbelievable?

    Again, if you don't have any constructive feedback, go to 'monkey around' section. Don't go off topic in this thread.

    Thanks.

  • Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    I don't want to waste time with you. go play in some other thread. I wanted to get serious responses only in this thread.

  • mongoose's picture

    I don't know how a fucking retard like you gets a job. This Enrique is solely responsible for some of the most senseless comments and threads on WSO.

  • In reply to mongoose
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    JamesHetfield:
    I don't know how a fucking retard like you gets a job. This Enrique is solely responsible for some of the most senseless comments and threads on WSO.

    Haha. come on man. This site exists for both entertainment as well as sharing information.

    I am clearly no retard. I managed 3.6 GPA in Econ at an Ivy, which a 'retard' wouldn't manage to accomplish.

    I got job offers because I worked hard in school, networked, and prepped hard for interviews. Needless to say, I am not sure why some people like you are accusing me of producing shitty posts. Just look at this thread alone. I am sure half the people on this site come across as assholes/ retards/ whatever you name it.

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    mongoose's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    JamesHetfield:
    I don't know how a fucking retard like you gets a job. This Enrique is solely responsible for some of the most senseless comments and threads on WSO.

    Haha. come on man. This site exists for both entertainment as well as sharing information.

    I am clearly no retard. I managed 3.6 GPA in Econ at an Ivy, which a 'retard' wouldn't manage to accomplish.

    I got job offers because I worked hard in school, networked, and prepped hard for interviews. Needless to say, I am not sure why some people like you are accusing me of producing shitty posts. Just look at this thread alone. I am sure half the people on this site come across as assholes/ retards/ whatever you name it.

    I am pretty sure you have done well in school to get those offers, and I knew that you went to Cornell. I was commenting on the posts/arguments that you make here. Congratulations anyways.

  • In reply to entropy_increases
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    entropy_increases:
    Theres probably a reason you didnt get invited back to work at any of the top consulting firms. Or you're just a troll.

    Yeah, I fucked up my MBB internship. I learned my lesson, but it was a very costly and deadly fucking mistake.

  • In reply to mongoose
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    JamesHetfield:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    JamesHetfield:
    I don't know how a fucking retard like you gets a job. This Enrique is solely responsible for some of the most senseless comments and threads on WSO.

    Haha. come on man. This site exists for both entertainment as well as sharing information.

    I am clearly no retard. I managed 3.6 GPA in Econ at an Ivy, which a 'retard' wouldn't manage to accomplish.

    I got job offers because I worked hard in school, networked, and prepped hard for interviews. Needless to say, I am not sure why some people like you are accusing me of producing shitty posts. Just look at this thread alone. I am sure half the people on this site come across as assholes/ retards/ whatever you name it.

    I am pretty sure you have done well in school to get those offers, and I knew that you went to Cornell. I was commenting on the posts/arguments that you make here. Congratulations anyways.

    Thx bro. You mind if you give me some feedback on which offer I should pick?

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    BulgeBracket's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    I don't want to waste time with you. go play in some other thread. I wanted to get serious responses only in this thread.

    Well, as you said to me in my thread yesterday sir, I dont know why this thread is in the IB forum, lolz....

    Seriously though, I would pick #3 if I was you. Sounds interesting and that position at an F500 is gonna look sexy on an MBA app.

  • mongoose's picture

    I would pick 3 without hesitation. What I say really does not matter though, since I am a sophomore. But what could be cooler than doing strategy for a top tech company in Silicon Valley?

  • neanderthal's picture

    I would pick #3 hands down. #1 sounds real, real boring. #2 is a crapshoot -- you could get great or bad experience depending on luck and deal flow. #3 seems like a sure path for a good MBA... if you're doing banking/consulting but not at a BB or MBB it can be hard to get into a top MBA program. A reputable F500 is a very good way to do that... excel in that environment, work your butt off and you should be good to go.

  • Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    Guys, thank you for your constructive and thoughtful feedbacks. I guess Accenture / IT consulting get no love on this website, lol.

    I crossed #1 off my list. Thanks to you guys, I am right now leaning towards job #3... but still kinda torn between #2 and #3.

    Job #2 pays around 75k, and job #3 pays in upper 60k range.. but should I still go ahead and pick job #3?

    Silicon Valley, CA is an interesting and fun place to be I think, but it is also the second most expensive area to live in the nation after NYC. I am not sure if 70k/ year in that region would travel as far as I would like. So, mainly for job #3, I am concerned about the cost of living relative to the salary I am getting..

    Btw, the job #2 is based out of Boston, which is cheaper than Silicon Valley/ SF area.

  • In reply to BulgeBracket
    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    BulgeBracket:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    I don't want to waste time with you. go play in some other thread. I wanted to get serious responses only in this thread.

    Well, as you said to me in my thread yesterday sir, I dont know why this thread is in the IB forum, lolz....

    Seriously though, I would pick #3 if I was you. Sounds interesting and that position at an F500 is gonna look sexy on an MBA app.

    Haha. well, I was kind of wondering which work experience among my choices would help me land an IBD job in future, should I choose to pursue MBA later on.

  • In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
    neanderthal's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    BulgeBracket:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    I don't want to waste time with you. go play in some other thread. I wanted to get serious responses only in this thread.

    Well, as you said to me in my thread yesterday sir, I dont know why this thread is in the IB forum, lolz....

    Seriously though, I would pick #3 if I was you. Sounds interesting and that position at an F500 is gonna look sexy on an MBA app.

    Haha. well, I was kind of wondering which work experience among my choices would help me land an IBD job in future, should I choose to pursue MBA later on.


    May I ask your intention for landing IB post-MBA? Are you sure you want to be a career banker?

    I'm still advocating for #3. I'm sure with your Tech F500-MBA trajectory, you can still land IB, especially if the company is well known. (You can even carve a niche for yourself, like TMT IBD.) You'll be known as the "GOOG/AMZN/FB TMT banker"... that can differentiate you much more than "non-MBB consultant-now-banker".

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    Sexy_Like_Enrique's picture

    neanderthal:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    BulgeBracket:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    I don't want to waste time with you. go play in some other thread. I wanted to get serious responses only in this thread.

    Well, as you said to me in my thread yesterday sir, I dont know why this thread is in the IB forum, lolz....

    Seriously though, I would pick #3 if I was you. Sounds interesting and that position at an F500 is gonna look sexy on an MBA app.

    Haha. well, I was kind of wondering which work experience among my choices would help me land an IBD job in future, should I choose to pursue MBA later on.


    May I ask your intention for landing IB post-MBA? Are you sure you want to be a career banker?

    I'm still advocating for #3. I'm sure with your Tech F500-MBA trajectory, you can still land IB, especially if the company is well known. (You can even carve a niche for yourself, like TMT IBD.) You'll be known as the "GOOG/AMZN/FB TMT banker"... that can differentiate you much more than "non-MBB consultant-now-banker".

    wow, thanks for this insightful feedback. I never saw it that way. That's great insight!

    I want to try banking since there is such a great upside if you are good enough to move up the ladder, and with banking work experience, you have a very wide range of exit ops. Maybe my career ambitions will change as I get older, so who knows what I will want to do 4 years later?

    At my school, many kids seem to have this mentality that "consulting and banking jobs are the best, no matter what". I am rather surprised by how most replies so far advocate for job #3, since I thought most people on this site would tell me to choose consulting job offer.

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    neanderthal's picture

    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    neanderthal:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    BulgeBracket:
    Sexy_Like_Enrique:
    I don't want to waste time with you. go play in some other thread. I wanted to get serious responses only in this thread.

    Well, as you said to me in my thread yesterday sir, I dont know why this thread is in the IB forum, lolz....

    Seriously though, I would pick #3 if I was you. Sounds interesting and that position at an F500 is gonna look sexy on an MBA app.

    Haha. well, I was kind of wondering which work experience among my choices would help me land an IBD job in future, should I choose to pursue MBA later on.


    May I ask your intention for landing IB post-MBA? Are you sure you want to be a career banker?

    I'm still advocating for #3. I'm sure with your Tech F500-MBA trajectory, you can still land IB, especially if the company is well known. (You can even carve a niche for yourself, like TMT IBD.) You'll be known as the "GOOG/AMZN/FB TMT banker"... that can differentiate you much more than "non-MBB consultant-now-banker".

    wow, thanks for this insightful feedback. I never saw it that way. That's great insight!

    I want to try banking since there is such a great upside if you are good enough to move up the ladder, and with banking work experience, you have a very wide range of exit ops. Maybe my career ambitions will change as I get older, so who knows what I will want to do 4 years later?

    At my school, many kids seem to have this mentality that "consulting and banking jobs are the best, no matter what". I am rather surprised by how most replies so far advocate for job #3, since I thought most people on this site would tell me to choose consulting job offer.


    Yeah, I would say that if you have multiple offers to choose from, and all of them would not pigeonhole your future ambitions, choose the one that is the best in its class. In your case, #3 clearly outshines the rest as the tech F500 company is presumably one of the most influential TMT companies, while #2 is nowhere near the best in its consulting industry. Therefore, you'd get a much superior experience at #3.

    I may be wrong, and someone please correct me if I am: I think most post-MBA bankers intend to do IBD as a lifelong career and don't transition out of banking for an exit opp. I understood this to be because every extra banking year they put in is directly for their banking-career promotion and there is less and less transferable skills for exit opps. So thus, most people who exit banking are analysts. But now that I think about it I think I've read numerous VC/PE directors' bios that they have previously been VPs and MDs at IBD before making the switch. Anybody there who can comment on this?

  • OhYeah's picture

    Like the other guys said, take #3 hands down.

    Your friends are taking the consulting thing too far. IT consulting at Accenture or strategy consulting at a less than reputable firm is a different world than MBB or upper tier firms (like Deloitte). Assuming that #3 is a real corporate strategy role, and not just marketed that way, it's by far your best choice. You should be able to live on #3's salary even in Silicon Valley. Correct? The short term 15k shouldn't be your deciding factor, the long term is far more important.

    (btw, Amazon is not in Silicon Valley; it's in Seattle.)

    "Sincerity is an overrated virtue" - Milton Friedman

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Sexy Like Enrique spends the last few months being a douche to everyone and now he wants help.

    Good luck with that.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

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    Flake's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Sexy Like Enrique spends the last few months being a douche to everyone and now he wants help.

    Good luck with that.

    He's a little bitch.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

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    probinganalyst's picture

    Flake:
    Did you get any real jobs?

    lol SB for you

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