Exploring Exit Opportunities After MBB Consulting
I'm planning to workafter undergrad graduation, and I'm hoping to take advantage of the MBA sponsorship too (if all goes well). Based on my internship work, I'm interested in consulting in the private equity sector. However, I've heard it would be difficult to exit into PE after earning an MBA and working the required 2 years at the MBB after graduation. Given this information, I have a few questions:
I've seen that it may be possible to work for a few years at the MBB, move to PE, and then earn an MBA. Do PE firms generally sponsor MBA programs?
If it is the case that transitioning to PE after earning an MBA is difficult, does this mean all the PE-focused work I did in consulting was a waste, meaning I should focus on a different industry as soon as possible otherwise there will be no exit opportunities available to me?
When being presented with exit opportunities through networking, headhunters, etc., how heavily do these offers depend on the industry the consultant primarily worked in? Are there some industries with better or worse exit opportunities? (I understand this last question is very subjective.)
I know it's very early to be thinking about all this, but this is all really new to me, so I'd appreciate any guidance or advice anyone can offer.