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Done 5-years in consulting, post MBA, trying to decide what's next. Partner in ~6 years? Go to a startup? Go to industry and find some hobbies?

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Are you rich and willing and to support a poor girl through her MBA? 😜

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EY1, my thoughts too but I think it's a chicken and the egg thing. I find it depressing how I never meet people if I stay

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What motivates you?
When do you do your best?
What are your family plans?
How much do you want to travel?

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Is the work-life balance really so great in industry? You'll probably exit at the executive or senior management level - those guys work hard!

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I am in a similar situation. I think my personal life will drive which way I go. Currently single, but if I meet someone in the next couple of years, I will be more than happy to settle for something a little more stable.

D1, I hear you. I am 34 and I really would like to start a family soon. But feel like everything is so up in the air right now.

D1 & E1... Please meet P1 above

It's really hard to make substantial friendships/relationships after college

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