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Looking to switch to a strat shop (MBB, OW, ATK, LEK) after 1 year in Big 4. Advice/types of projects I should focus on? Analyst level

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Why not? I work at a strat shop and have a couple of colleagues who lateral'd in from places like PWC pre-MBA. Just got to keep looking for opportunities with transferrable skills, networking, etc.

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That’s your way in OP

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We like hiring from B4, and I’d also add that your project experience is much less impressive than how well you do on those projects, and your ability to do case interviews very well

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You’re starting your career at a great firm. This fact will be helpful. Make many friends and contacts within your firm. Networks matter. Focus on building you technical (analysis and page development) and core skills (interviewing, relationships, & structuring). These will be applicable no matter where you go. Pursue projects with high levels of ambiguity. Less implementation focused, more directional advice focused. Lots of different types of projects will give you this exposure. Fundamentally, make sure you are answering the question, “what should we do?” not “how do we do it?” Try a few different industries to see what you like. The firms listed above have good representation across industries. If you find an industry you are passionate about you can find a firm that does great work in that area, e.g. Finance - OW or Industrials - ATK. MBA would be easiest to switch over but we hire at lower levels as well. Cheers, have a great time at P-Dubs, and hit us up when you want to come over.

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Following. Someone told me I should look for strategy projects at PwC, but I’m sure you know how difficult that is 😂

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You can move to a T2 if you’re good and can case well. Have received multiple offers. Some may want you to lose a level though

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I can't lose a level lol

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