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Advice on how to move from Big 4 to MBB?

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Highly depends on your situation but usually best bet is to go get an mba - laterals are very very rare

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Usually digital arms is what I’ve seen - and yes not unheard of but it is quite rare (5-10%) which is probably no basis to stake any meaningful life decisions on it

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