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Do I stand a chance in consulting? Background: bachelors (GPA 3.5) and masters (GPA 3.8) in accounting, 1.5 years of experience in tax at PwC as associate. Currently on H1B visa. I don’t have any consulting experience, maybe just a few cases at school. I don’t consider myself aggressive, I’m more of a laid-back person. Im hard working and don’t mind working high hours. The reason I want to make the switch is 1) I think consulting work is generally more interesting; 2) more exit opportunitie

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Made it into FAANG then consulting with a 3.1 so anything is possible

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The fact that GPAs even matter after your first job in the US is hilarious 🤣🤣🤣 I’d rather hire someone for their experience than their ability to write a good paper

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You will fit right in. Just don’t let anyone know that you are laid back.

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in my current group; 3) better pay. Any advice is appreciated. I’d also like to know if anyone knows their firms have been hiring. Thank you.

Yeah you can make it in consulting. What level and which firm is up in the air. Just gotta sell yourself

Probably easiest path is getting an mba

If there’s ever a time to pivot, it’s when you’re young. Don’t pigeon hole or doubt yourself. Good luck!

Only if you hot

Yes have done it while 2 years in tax. No, you do not need a MBA unless you’re aiming for MBB. Accounting sets you up better than most other majors

Anyone can make it in consulting. Let’s be honest.

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