Just got the news, my company terminated my position and I will be officially unemployed in two weeks. It wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't the fact that I am still on my F-Visa and need to find a new company in about a month to get start with the H1B-Visa application.
A little bit about myself, I graduated in 2013 from a top public university (Berkley, UCLA, UMich, etc.) with a B.S. in Computer Science and has been working for a major commercial bank to develop and maintain its trading platform. The work is fine, but some of the people there are horrible. You will be laughed at when you ask something they think are stupid or made some mistake, which as a junior developer happens a lot. When the company brought me on board they said they have 12mil in budget and really wanted to expand the team, and now it is like "you know the bank is not doing well, we lost tons of money and we have budget cut, blah, blah, blah". When I got the severance package, I am kind of glad because I really don't like working there.
I have always wanted to pursue management consulting and I was planning on doing that after getting the H-Visa. Now that is out of the window, I have to speed up on my plan.
What's on my plate:
- Currently doing part-time mba at booth
- Have 760 on GMAT
- Just passed CFA l, and registered for II June this year
- Solid math and analytical skills (granted on undergrad level)
- Have no experience in consulting
- Not prepared at all for interview (case studies specifically)
- Know literally nobody in the consulting business
I have just started reading books like Case in point and think I could finish within a week.
Now fellow monkeys, am I too late for consulting recruiting?
What will you do in my position?
Any advices are appreciated!