An English major with minimum business/quant stuff?

I am currently a sophomore English major at a target school (think bottom half of top ten in USNews) and I am extremely worried about getting a decent consulting gig.

I have very minimal business and quantitative experience (although I stupidly turned down a spot in the business club recently). However, I am very involved in public speaking and creative writing clubs, where I have shown a few exec positions. In addition, I have a 3.9 GPA.

What is the chance I get a consulting job? I don't need it to be MBB, I just want somebody to pay me $80,000.

Comments (17)

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:17am

You go to a target you're fine. Though it's weird that you want an enriching educational experience while solely want consulting, cuz you want a job that pays 80k.

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:33am

Your major at a target doesn't really matter.. you've hit the bar with your other stats anyway just do some light networking, write a strong app and prep well for cases.

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Mar 10, 2019 - 4:03pm

I went to a Top-10 LAC and knew English, history, and religion majors who got MBB, so definitely doable if you keep your grades up. Best way to enhance your quant profile would be to minor in something like Applied Math / Econ, or at least take a few quant classes and put them on your resume as "Select Coursework." If you can't swing the classes, at least try and take on some quantitative type project in your internship this summer.

Mar 11, 2019 - 4:26pm

You probably have a decent enough quant base having gained admission to a target school. Business math isn't much more than contextualized SAT math.

That said, you still need to learn the basics - some combo of understanding financial statements and accounting, financial measurement and analysis, sales and marketing concepts, etc.

Read any decent books on case prep and gun for an internship

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Mar 12, 2019 - 7:46pm

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