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Anybody switch from tech to strategy? What struggles did you face? Looking to make the switch when I graduate with my MBA

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Challenge is much greater if not at a top 15 school. What program?

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I did this. S&O moves much faster and higher emphasis on presentation quality vs technical quality, also expect longer hours overall but I found more interesting work. Most important thing is building a network, which requires more political maneuvering than tech since your tech skills won't be as important as soft skills. All that bring said, S&O does a lot of work on tech projects and this is only going to go up with the re-org - those who can do both will succeed in my opinion

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I should've clarified - I'm more inquisitive of the difficulties of integrating into the firms/ the day to day work rather than getting into the firm.

But the program is Booth

What type of tech work did you focus on before?

sorry, a lot of that was deloitte specific .....

Either way, it helps. Thanks D1!

@D1 - can you please throw more light on the re-org you speak of ?

lots of other posts in this, but aligning services & p&ls to client issues. Not much announced yet but the thinking is to break down barriers between strategy, ops and tech since clients frankly don't care as long as their issues get solved.

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