Long story short:
Undergrad degree from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with with +- 3.0 GPA. (Biggest mistake of my life, the school was basically a scam).
After 6 months of unemployment, I have gotten a Client Financial Management position at Accenture (offshore center: Czech (Prague), India, Philippines).
Want to either make an internal transition to ACN System Integration and Management Consulting or get into top 20 MBA to rebrand myself then get into ACN strategy or MBB.
What are my chances? Should I do my best or should I just give it all up?
Also, do never join JHU Carey programs, biggest scams since Strayer U. Wish I could get my 40k/year USD back.
Accenture Client Financial Management Analyst
I worked in the Accenture CFM group for 2 years before transferring into Accenture's Management Consulting group.
The CFM group will build your skills in financial analysis, reporting, PMO, etc. but is certainly not meant to be a feeder into Management Consulting. I know that doesn't make sense, as I just told you that I did exactly that, but I knew a MD at the firm who had to pull some strings just for HR to even consider looking at my resume for MC. It is not impossible to do, but I know other colleagues that have been trying to leave CFM for MC for over a year and gained absolutely zero traction no matter what channel they try - so I wouldn't bank on it being an easy 'apply and interview' situation.
As for what you should do, it is tough to say. Accenture is a great company, and I gained a lot of great experience in the CFM group right out of college, so taking the position and getting a few years of Financial analysis experience at a good company under your belt wouldn't hurt. If you are 100% set on consulting and only consulting, I would recommend applying for other firms MC programs, or trying to go grad school first.