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I'm an engineer w/ BS/MS, have had engineer, PM and Tech Sales roles. I am interested in consulting and would love to speak more with some current employees about a referral! I am curious about the different job functions available. I've taken the GMAT as well to apply to MBA programs, unsure about how important bschool is in order to break into consulting.

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With that background go straight for Microsoft, aws, faang. That's where most of consulting want too exit to anyway

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P1 thank you for the thoughtful response. I am worried that working FAANG would make me static in SF (I'm static in SF currently). I've moved regularly and I enjoy travelling for work, the last job I had pre covid allowed me to travel internationally regularly which was great even though, as you say, you aren't sightseeing. Is there a company or field that you'd advise me to look into in order to get this as part of my job? I was attracted to consulting partially for this reason.

Bschool would be the "easiest" way for you to get into consulting, but it's probably not worth it for you UNLESS you get a scholarship. Which is possible, so definitely apply for bschool. You could probably apply directly to all of the large consulting firms right now. Talent is sorely needed.

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