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I’m at a known but low tier firm with 3 yoe. If aiming for a Big 4, or say Slalom/ZS, is there an ideal career level for “outsider” applicants? Since I didn’t get there out of college, maybe the next best time will be coming out of an MBA program? I feel like I’m in that in between spot. Can’t apply to undergrad entry level roles and too inexperienced for manager roles.

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Shoot higher. Apply to MBA and shoot for MBB. I went to a low level state school and made it

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Any time now that you have experience under your belt from a big 4 perspective.

At Deloitte at least you could probably come in as a Consultant. It’s above analyst (college hires) but below Senior Consultant (MBA hires/4+ YOE). Might even be able to come in as an SC for specific groups if you can prove you’re able to succeed at that level

A1, consultant means different things at different firms. Analyst is level 1 here, followed by C and SC.
C is often level 1 at other firms.
Our Cs usually have 2 YOE.

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