Hello, I'm currently a rising Junior at a target (not HYPS), GPA 3.5+, and an engineering major. As an overall career decision, I'm stuck between going into the tech world vs. going into business. I'm sure I wouldn't enjoy SWE, so in tech I would likely pursue PM, and in business I would look to go into something strategy-related. This summer, I'm thinking of trying PM internship to see if it is something I would enjoy. Another factor playing into this decision is the difficulty of landing a consulting internship as well as the relative insignificance that a consulting internship plays into finding a FT role compared to something like finance. Would having a tech/ PM internship my Junior summer negatively affect my chances of pivoting to consulting & the business world FT? If I decide I don't want to pursue PM, will I still be able to land a consulting role after graduation?
Having interests in two different industries is also confusing my interview prep efforts. I'm not sure if I should focus my attention in one industry or the other, or if I should try for everything at once. I.e should I practice case prep as well as product questions? There is certainly some overlap in terms of interview questions, but I'm not sure if applying all over the place will ultimately hurt me more than help me. Also, I don't know if it's even worth it at all to apply for consulting internships given how hard they are to land.
Overall, I'm looking for some direction as I begin to prepare and apply for internships. If anyone has any thoughts or advice on this crossroads I have found myself between, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!