Hey guys. I am still having a tough time choosing where to start my work after I graduate. Please provide your feedback on what offer you would choose, and explain why. That would be very helpful.
Background: Econ major, senior, about to graduate in 2 months.
Offers that I am choosing from:
1) IT consulting at/ IBM/ type of firm.
2) 'Strategy consulting' at a medium-sized boutique consulting firm. I am not sure exactly what kind of work I would do at this firm, but my guess is that I won't get to do 100% strat consulting, but also some operational/ IT consulting as well... since this firm is noor -level strat consulting firm.
3) In-house analyst position at a F500 company doing corporate strategy. The company is a top tech firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA. (think Facebook, Google, Cisco, HP,, Intel, etc) I honestly thought I didn't have a shot at this job since they were looking for people with some M&A experience, but I somehow managed to get the offer and the fact that I had a helped me, I think.
The pay are similar between all these offers, so the differences in comp is negligible. The job in #2 pays the most, however the difference is 6k per year so it's not that big of a deal.
I am looking to work for 4-5 years and hopefully go for a top MBA program. So, I would appreciate your feedback on what job would position me the best for an MBA application.
I have only 1 week to decide on the offer... so I would appreciate your feedback. Also, my eventual goal is to have a interesting work experience to leverage that in getting into a top MBA program. I want to do I-banking after getting MBA. (I couldn't get a banking offer as a college senior this year)