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I have an offer from MBB at my MBA program but I’d lose my sponsorship with LEK if accepted (they won’t match it). Interviewed for exposure. How easy would it be to lateral to MBB after I put in 2 post-years with LEK? Are the cases a little more relaxed then? The FOMO😖

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If you want to stay in consulting and be a partner somewhere someday, go to MBB. If your goal is to leave for FAANG in 3 years, take the sponsorship money and stay at LEK. The difference in exit ops isn’t work 200k.

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Tech interviews are very “user focused” and most consulting doesn’t think about things at the user level. Getting interviews wasn’t that big of a challenge it just takes time to start nailing them

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In my opinion it would be pretty hard but certainly doable if you put in the effort - however you’d probably have to take a step back in progression since they definitely wouldn’t bring you in at manager level. You would be a level below your Mba peers because they would be managers after two years

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A reference from someone at FAANG + LEK > MBB + LEK

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Could you delay start date a year and then get 50% sponsorship? Would lateral as an associate so might as well take it now. 150k is a ton for the brand name. I personally wouldn’t do it

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No MBB will let you delay for a year to keep working for a competitor.

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This is a tough decision. I don’t think MBB brand is worth 150k over LEK. Maybe if you want to become a partner, but even then the path is very unlikely. I like the idea of the delayed offer, stay with LEK for a year and then peace out. Would def burn the LEK bridge though.

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Not even close

Do you have to pay back living stipend as well? Also to consider is signing bonus with MBB but none if you come back

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