What's it like working in Corporate Strategy?
I'm a graduate student in a STEM field and I'm currently debating going to law school next year (I've been accepted to some high-ranked schools), or trying to break into management consulting. If I went the consulting route, my long term goal would be to end up in corporate strategy. Both of these career paths appeal to me since I love thinking strategically. I'm wondering whether anyone can shed some light on what it's actually like working in corporate strategy? Some questions I have:
- What's the day to day like?
- What do you like most about your job?
- What do you like least about your job?
- Do you frequently get the opportunity to think strategically and come up with novel solutions? (Or are
you supposed to always follow a specific kind of framework)?
- Do you find the work exciting? Challenging?
- If you could do it all over again, would you still have picked the path you did?
Some more info about me in case it helps: I'm extremely competitive (thus the adversarial nature of law appeals to me), I have a quant undergrad/masters and so I enjoy using numbers to make decisions, I love structured problem solving (i.e. having a clear-cut problem and then trying to "optimize" to get the best outcome), I'm an introvert, I'm very goal-oriented, and I love doing research on problems.
Any input/advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!