I am a 25 year old, who graduated 2.5 years ago from a lower ranked ivy (Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown) with a 4.0 and a BS in biology. I spent an additional two years after graduation working in the laboratory as a research fellow for a government entity. After my fellowship ended, I couldn't find anything in either the private or public sector and worked for my parents' business where I am now. I don't want to go back to research, but rather take on a consulting position.
I feel like I'm too old to start over and my ship has certainly sailed. It seems all these companies want kids fresh out of undergrad who interviewed through ocr. I'm kicking myself for not having even attempted to go along this path since I feel that consulting work is more of my speed and temperament than research ever was.
If any of you have any advice, I would really appreciate it! Thank you all for your time.