I finished a 2 year FLDP with one of the largest in Big Pharma that you've all heard of. I'm about 6 months in to my roll-off position and looking to jump ship Q1 2018.
I'm eyeing top of Tier 2 consulting and have started case prep. However, I wanted to take a step back for a moment to consider other opportunities before going all in on prep for this route.
I honestly am at a loss as to what a next step for me would be. What is typical for someone looking to take a next step after FLDP? I do not want to continue in FP&A which is where I'm at now. Honestly, nothing is very lucrative to me at my company (or in corporate fin at the analyst/ senior analyst level) unless I get some kind of consulting experience, an MBA, and then re-enter in an actual strategy-focused role...
I'd like to steer my career in a way that would allow me to get into more entrepreneurial territories where I'd have more of an impact day-to-day. I'm thinking of going to consulting so I have more exposure to business cases across many different industries to build out my toolkit.
Are investment-oriented roles out of the question or extremely difficult to land pre-MBA at this point for me? I do have a few connections in my network to a PE fund here in the city (I'm in NYC) but fear I'm just not in that "world" enough to be competitive.
Anyone have any thoughts or have been in my shoes in the past?