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Grad job advice needed! Should I take a data analyst role at a no-name boutique or non-strategy/non-finance Advisory role (Physical Asset Management) in Big 4? My end goal is to end up in Strategy (MBB, LEK, Kearney, Big4Strat) after an MBA or by networking. Which role would set me up the best? Thank you kind sirs.

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Kind SIRS? Check your gendering! With that said, I’d go Big 4. A data analyst role doesn’t mean it’s strategy, unless you tell me the role is by far better than the one in Big 4. The problem with no-name boutiques is that since no one knows them, it subconsciously has less weight in the mind of a recruiter. Big 4 has at least a bit of a brand name, and while it won’t help you much for MBB it may help your resume in general.

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Sorry, I thought it was gender neutral!! Thank you for the insight :D

Big 4. You can express interest in data when you get there and take trainings/get certs to shift around to data opps.

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That makes sense, thanks!

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