Hey everyone. Quick question:
I'm a junior at a target school, double major in poli-sci/history. I want to go into consulting; I have a 3.4 GPA. however, I have a resume full of public service paid work experience (US Senate, Worked for the mayor, worked for the school board, worked for a non-profit. this is all while in college - I've consistently worked about 25 hrs/wk on top of 2 leadership positions in extracurriculars (VP of fraternity, VP of a student club) and a full college courseload.
Now, you might be thinking, "why go into consulting, why not work for the government?", well my last government internship (US Senate) absolutely sucked (sorted mail for 40 hrs/wk for three months) and totally turned me off of working for the gov't.
Also, money is definitely a factor in why I'm considering consulting. no point in lying to myself about it. it is what it is.
Now, several good friends of have went into consulting and I've often helped them practice cases and I really enjoyed doing them (particularly the book case in point). And to be honest, I firmly believe that if the government solved problems the way businesses/consultants did then there would be less waste and more productivity. But that's a whole different debate.
Anyway, my question is this: do I have a realistic shot, with a 3.4 GPA in poli-sci/history? A friend of mine got an offer at Bain (shanghai office) with a 3.5 as a poli-sci/east asian studies double major, which kinda gives me hope. I'm going to try my hand at all the major firms, not just the top tier. Any thoughts? suggestions? or should I quit while i'm ahead and save myself a bunch of necessary stress?