11/10/11

Hello WSO Consulting community,

Looking for your thoughts on exit opportunities. A little about myself: semi-target, late bloomer into finance, decent GPA but struck out in FT recruiting at MM banking.

I have multiple offers from consulting firms, not M/B/B/Deloitte S&O, but middle tier, (CRA/Navigant/Huron/couple accounting firms for Economic Advisory Services) etc. However, also have an offer for middle office finance at a top BB (GS/MS/JPM etc).

Do you think although it's a middle office function, it is more valuable to gain top contacts through networking? My goal is to get into pure financial services, perhaps not IB since I don't want to be working those hours when out of MBA, but perhaps smaller PE shop, HF eventually, or even some MO functions like business development/risk services.

Thanks all.

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11/10/11

and yes, by top tier I don't mean H/W/S haha. so no flames please.

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11/10/11

No MO, brah. Stay away from it. It's easier to lateral from FO to FO than MO to FO (even if it's within the same firm). From your list, I would go with CRA.

11/10/11

Consulting is not my end goal outside of MBA school, though. and the consulting offers I've received aren't as related to financial services as I want to be. so my question is really just what's best to get into MBA cuz from there I think I can take it from there.

11/10/11

I disagree, there's been many people that have transferred from MO to FO. Especially within the same firm.

MO at a top tier BB > middle-tier consulting. Trust me.

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

11/11/11

differing opinions...can anyone else add insight? thanks.

11/11/11

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