My boyfriend broke up with me recently after being together for 9 years - first love and all that shtz. His rationale is that I don't bring a lot to the table except being hot and tall, and better aesthetics and tastes for things in life. He is a soon-to-be MBB FO guy and will be making twice as what I am making now as an engineer in biomedical field - 3 year WE, engineering degree from non-target state U. All of my friends and family believe that he dumped me because he thinks he can do better given his new socioeconomic status because he could have dumped me when he was at his lows, but he sucked it up to the now the unbearable - me being messy at home etc.
Now, I am not too happy about being an engineer and have been thinking for a while (way before the breakup) to make a career change through grad school and pivot into consulting. I have been actively looking for MS and MS/MBA dual programs that have significant MBB placement and studying for GRE after work - trying to leverage my engineering background here. The problem is, IMO, he outshines me in every aspect of a consultant's quality - way more confident, speaks more eloquently, better Excel/PowperPoint and presentation skills, etc. How am I supposed to distinguish, if I am just trying to become another him or this is what I really wanted to do and can excel in doing this too?
PS: I frequent WSO and read some basic consulting books, *Mckinsey Way, Case in Point,* and have witnessed how he prepped for casing interviews so I have a general idea of consulting, compare to my fellow engineers.