I just wanted to thank WSO for all the great advice! I wouldn't be in my current position without it. That being said, this is my first post, so I apologize if I still sound like somewhat of a novice.
I recently graduated from a Southern Semi-Target School (think Vandy, Emory) with a double major in Biochemistry and Economics (GPA ~3.8/3.9). Originally, I wanted to become a doctor, but decided to try out the job market, and was fortunate enough to land an analyst position at ain (Chicago); I have been at my firm for 2 years and have passed the CFA lvl 1 -- looking to try the CFA lvl 2 in June.
Our team has been really successful (largest team in our region) and I became an associate by the end of my 1st year. At the beginning of this year, I was recruited by a tier 2 consulting firm and got an offer. I think this is a great opportunity --, great career development -- so I am leaning towards accepting the offer.
I never really thought about applying to other firms, but do you guys think I should try and apply for tier 1 () in the future? On the other hand, I could stay with my current BB and apply to grad school this following year. However, I am worried that I do not have enough business experience (2 years now, 3 upon matriculation) and will be dinged for other candidates with more experience. I have taken the GMAT (760) and am looking at possibly doing a MD/MBA (or maybe just MBA). My dream job would be to specialize in the healthcare sector, whether it be business strategy or PE.
Lastly, from the topics I have read, it seems unlikely to break into PE unless you are with Mck or Bain. I also do not think that my current BB PWM role could help me break into PE (not). Please understand that I really am excited about my opportunity with this potential employer -- what concerns me are the exit opportunities (and if they align with my future goals).
Any help would be appreciated and sorry for the long post :)
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