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Exp. Associate at 28 years old. Worked in the engineering industry after grad school and then switched to my current role in consulting. Am I too old for this job?

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I took a long road to Big 4 as well. 10 years of IT technical stuff, then MBA, joined as Senior at 34, made Director at 40. To each, his own

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Ignore S1 🙄 you are not too old - you will find plenty of folks in similar situations

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Not at all.. as long as you think that whatever you do on daily basis adds value to your client and you learn something new everyday that makes you even more capable of doing your job. Some people get promoted too early and become a staffing liability as they don’t have experience or knowledge to hold that position. As you are coming from industry, I would assume your knowledge and expertise better in your subject area over someone else at your level. Consider this as your ‘tool’ to excel further and get onto next level.

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We have Associate who is 32 y o so relax and enjoy the ride

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Sound like a perfect candidate to get quick promotions

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Don’t stress about it, everyone has a different journey! Live it , love it and own it!

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Not at all

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I’m 28 as well. Hi!!

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I joined as an experienced Associate hire at 33. Made Manager a few years later. Now on track for Principal. Nobody cares about your age - just the quality of your work!

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Couldn’t agree with more with Director 1 and others comments. We each have our own path. Do you!

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Yeah, I made manager at 26

Not at all. I worked in civil engineering for 3 years after grad school too. Joined as a Snr associate when I was 26. Even if you're older than that it's fine

No, but consulting isn't for everyone and people from industry frequently struggle

I’m same timeline as Director 1. You’ll be fine.

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