breaking into pharma/healthcare consulting: chances?

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Hey WSO. I'm a senior with an average gpa (~3.6) from HYPS looking to break into consulting. I don't have any relevant work experience, but I do have a strong background in biomedical science (bio degree, research internships, etc.) which is why I'm targeting healthcare / pharmaceutical consulting firms.

Realistically, what are my chances of getting a full-time offer after graduation given my background? Also, I get the feeling that if I have any shot at all, it would be at a boutique firm so are there any boutiques (preferably in SF / Bay Area but not required) that you would recommend I try my luck at? Any+all advice is appreciated. thanks.

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Sep 11, 2011

If you are Stanford you have a shot without any experience - you can land the first round applying on the website. Try Campbell Alliance, ZS Associates or Simon Kucher. If it does not work, you can try another time after getting an advanced degree from HYPS.

Sep 12, 2011

Appreciate the response etherlord but I don't go to Stanford (should've said HYP). Anyone else, particularly those with experience in life sciences / pharma / healthcare consulting have any advice?

Sep 11, 2011
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