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Are MBB/consulting experience + technical masters (e.g., data science, CS) ever complementary when looking at exit opps, or are they too different to overlap (or, in other words, will the former have been a waste of time if pursuing the latter)?

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Sure, if you want to go for VP Analytics / Chief Analytics Officer / Chief Data Officer type roles at an F500 type company. If you want to be a lead Data Scientist at Big Tech or a data startup, a PhD is better. If you just want a Data Scientist role at an F500, you don't need any of that. What do you want to do?

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Fantastic combination for being effective. The experience you've gained is far more important than any perks to your brand. But yeah, like others have said, resume gets good branding for management roles.

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Interested myself

DS will have better fit that CS. for SWE people don't care about your MBB experience. For DS, if you are technically good and have business sense you are golden

@op what's your background btw?

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