How bad does not having an intership hurt you?Subscribe
I am currently a senior in college double majoring in Economic Consulting and Entrepreneurship at a top 15 program. I have budgeted for four years of college (coming out after 2011 with no debt from school) but had to work AND take summer school all summer every summer to do so (switched majors after a semester from Finance to Economic Consulting). Thus, I have chosen not to search for an internship because I thought that it would be more beneficial to myself coming out of school with no debt than having 1 descent internship and having to accrue an extra semesters worth of expenses in doing so. My rational was a job is not certain and therefore if I had debt I would not necessarily have the means to pay it back right away. Aside from IB and top consulting firms, do I still have a chance to enter the consulting industry (at the bottom of a boutique consulting firm)? I have founded my own consulting firm (within my business school) and have had numerous (failed) attempts at starting small start-ups to gain credibility in the interview process. A mediocre GPA simply because school (aside from major courses) bores me to death, and a lack of top "real-world" experience, do I stand a chance?