Put a Pin in this Year's FT Consulting Recruiting to Pursue Research?
I interned at a life science consulting firm this past summer and simultaneously fell in love with neuroscience research. I've been in my lab at my undergrad institution for almost two years. Didn't get a return, and recruiting across the board is a bloodbath. My lab wants me to stay after college as a research technician, and I eventually want to go to grad school for a Neuro PhD.
I feel a strong pull to the lab but also feel drawn to consulting. I feel like if I stop recruiting and miss out on a potential offer, I'm making a mistake and would be better off getting a consulting gig and then joining the lab. My biggest worry is: if I join as a research tech and two years later leave empty-handed, how do I pivot back into consulting? Would my prior internships carry weight?
Not sure why I'm asking here, but I need some perspective on how recruiting would work if I came with two years of lab experience, what significance my internships would hold 1-2 years out of undergrad in the lab, and if it's worth taking the leap of faith by joining the lab. Thanks everyone.