I've read several consulting versus i-banking threads and they have been very informative, but I'm hoping I can get some feedback that's a bit more tailored to my situation.
I'll be going into an MBA program soon and I'm trying to determine which path is most suitable for me. By the time I finish the program I'll be in my early 30s. I currently live with my girlfriend (committed relationship) and we have a "baby" (a dog) together. Consequently, seeing them and helping around the house is very important to me.
Truthfully, I prefer consulting. I have always been an ideas guy, and I'm not that great with math (I scored rather poorly on the GMAT quant section). Compared to i-banking, I understand the hours in consulting are more reasonable, but I'm not clear on what type of travel is to be expected. What is the typical duration of each trip? Are consultants usually at home during the weekends? "Better hours" is irrelevant to me if the downtime is spent away from home. Also, do consultants travel less frequently after they've paid their dues for 2-3 years?