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Hi all! Looking for advice! Im starting at an MBB out of undergrad (interned at D). Met my cohort and coworkers tonight at happy hour. Everyone’s super nice but I can’t help but feel drained. A partner probably noticed that I was nervous and actually pulled me aside to tell me it’s ok etc. I’m obv grateful for the opportunity but just worried i will be seen as too introverted or not confident enough and be a problem in front of clients. My MBTI type is also “not consultant-y”. Any advice? TIA!

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What so you mean by saying that your MBTI is not consultanty? I’m sure there are people of all types of MBTI working in these firms. So many people in consulting are introverts - dw you won’t be the first one.

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Confidence in front of clients and colleagues is a skill that can be learned! Focus on demonstrating growth in this area and you’ll be fine

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any tips on learning that skill?

Get a coping mechanism.. we're all great with clients and people pn the outside. But too much human contact could leave anyone feeling drained.. Also MBB <> Deloitte

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Wait… you left a D internship for MBB?!?!

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MBB would not hire you unless they saw potential. You've got what it takes to succeed, just believe in yourself, same as the partner who pulled you aside did. You will be fine, trust me!

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