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any thoughts on pwc advisory services? anyone here have some insight into their health care advisory division?

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  • OGBanker's picture

    Within big 4, TS (transaction services or transaction advisory services) is the place to be...if you have to be at a big 4, that is. You're not interested in IB at all, right? Bankers tend to look down on accountants, in general. Even though pwc is a great firm in its own sphere, it's not the ideal path to IB or PE or many finance jobs.
    This is kind of cheesy, but you might find it interesting. It's an interactive day in the life of an advisory associate at pwc: http://pwc.serwery.pl/karieraGry/advisory-challeng...

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    consulted87's picture

    OGBanker:
    Within big 4, TS (transaction services or transaction advisory services) is the place to be...if you have to be at a big 4, that is. You're not interested in IB at all, right? Bankers tend to look down on accountants, in general. Even though pwc is a great firm in its own sphere, it's not the ideal path to IB or PE or many finance jobs.
    This is kind of cheesy, but you might find it interesting. It's an interactive day in the life of an advisory associate at pwc: http://pwc.serwery.pl/karieraGry/advisory-challeng...

    as now im not really interested in IB/PE...mainly because i have no background in it. however, i may pursuit it after i get an MBA, but i dont know yet. thats quite some time from now. as of now, i am interested in health/life sciences consulting and would like to make a career out of it (again, just not ruling out IB/PE in the far future).

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein

  • consulted87's picture

    what is the likelihood of landing a job like that for someone who has a non finance background. im not even sure where to find analyst or associate level positions for those roles in any of the big 4

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein

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    MittRomney's picture

    IlliniKID:
    what is the likelihood of landing a job like that for someone who has a non finance background. im not even sure where to find analyst or associate level positions for those roles in any of the big 4

    at my school, the big 4 recruited heavily into audit and tax which was easy, but TS was a bit harder to get into - but doable - with (1) networking, (2) getting good resume credentials, (3) doing well in the interviews. In my experience, banking is a significantly harder to get into. PwC I believe has been growing their TS practice however, at least in valuation.

    If your background non-business, or just non-finance? If you're non-business at all (non accounting, finance, or even econ), it'll be tough. You need to convince them that's TS is on your career path. Get some relevant experience, or something to talk to the point "Why TS?" and "Why PwC"?

  • consulted87's picture

    my background is nonbusiness...i have taken business, econ and finance classes in my grad program. i have a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology and a MPH in health policy and management. is lateral movement within the firm realistic? say i was hired by pwc for healthcare advisory services and a few years from now moved into TS.

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein

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  • consulted87's picture

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein