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Anyone pivoted from consulting into the aerospace/defense sector as an engineer?

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What are your guys thoughts on the health and fitness industry? Considering something more fulfilling to do with my life


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Hi guys/gals: looking for advice to switch from tax to Tech Consulting. Any pointers/certifications/etc.?


Project manager working in the construction services industry 7yoe plus hold a PhD in mechanical engineering. Want to pivot to consulting. Any mentors out there with some suggestions? Based in Canada.


Hey guys! Went to college with full intention of getting into medical school. Graduated right before the pandemic which gave time to think long and hard about going to med school. Decided I was doing … more


Four people helped this past month!
1️⃣ Deloitte Dallas -> Bain Boston
2️⃣ Nutritionist -> boot camp -> UI/UX
3️⃣ Deloitte Seoul -> Interviews at McKinsey and BCG
4️⃣ Schlumberger -> Slalom


Did this thread go dead? 😂


Hi. Lawyer of around 8 years (both big law and inhouse experience). Finally decided to accept the sunk costs as I have never been happy with my job.

After doing some serious soul searching, I want to pivot into SW… more


12 YOE. Began career in Big 4 audit with some transaction advisory, went to PE backed portfolio company doing the whole 9 years from FP&A and Management Reporting to M&A Integration/Consolidat… more


Hi I have 1 YOE in economic consulting, strong data analytics experience and I’m trying to pivot into tech. Anyone who’d be willing to share advice on breaking in?


Thanks for starting the bowl John. Huge fan of BCG Texas.

Book recommendation for career switchers - Herminia Ibarra's "Working Identity"

I had a mentor recommend it to me and I've been paying it… more


Consultant for nearly 7 years (combination of Strategy, Ops and Tech mostly within FS) looking to pivot to a startup in a different industry


Hi-media planner looking for media consulting/TMT verticals. Anyone care to talk ?


Does this bowl also allow someone who is not in consulting but wants to go into tech?


I have been working in management at an industry job for 10+ years and I would like to pivot to consulting. Are there any certifications that I should pursue before interviewing? Any other advice is w… more


New member! I have a career consulting business on the side and would love to connect with those who are looking for help.🙂


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