Entering Strategy Consulting at 35

Hi All,

I'm set to start business school upcoming August and have set my eyes on entering strategy consulting (MBB) post consulting.

Wanted practical insights on:

1) What is the dirty reality of entering a consultancy at 35? (Considering most 35 year olds will be partners - considering they started much earlier.)

2) Is it even possible to enter at 35 and then fast track one's way to a partnership in three years or so?

Please rip the bandage and provide me with bitter reality.

Sincerely,

-P

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  • Intern in Consulting
Nov 20, 2021 - 8:32pm

1. Yes, you will be on the old end of the spectrum for your cohort, however, there have definitely been other cases of people joining consulting at a later age I.E. did med school/residency and then left to join consulting. It's definitely a demanding lifestyle which would be especially challenging to learn and juggle if you have a family and other obligations that your younger peers may not have. So it will be hard, but not impossible. 

2. This is actually impossible. There is absolutely 0 chance that you make partner in 3 years if you enter at the post-MBA role. 

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