Bain AC vs Salesforce APM Full Time

I'm currently a senior and have had several PM internships in the past. I've liked them a lot and definitely could see myself working in product long term. But management consulting and the great exposure/skillset that it provides also seems really exciting and a good place to start my career. Would appreciate any advice on how to consider picking between these two full time offers. Thanks in advance!

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2mo

Those are amazing options. I completely disagree with the poster above that tech will be dead for 3-5 years. Anyways, pick between if you want to do PM vs MBB. There are many threads on here about that. Also consider location as well. MBB NY/SF/Chi offers are hard to beat

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2mo

What do you want to do? MBB will open up a lot of different doors. But getting a PM job is pretty difficult even from consulting. The exceptions exist at some select companies that all MBB people interested in PM roles apply to. So you'd for sure be pretty qualified at those companies. If you take the consulting offer, maybe your internships will help you secure a PM job at other firms but MBB by itself does not qualify you for a majority of product management roles. 

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