Consulting Exit Opportunities

Need honest opinion from 🐠. Background: previously a big four consultant in tech consulting. Didn’t like the tech implementation work at all and needed to pivot. After obtaining my masters in data science, I landed a good role that actually uses what I’ve learned. However, this role also made me realize that data science (at least in this organization) has a very low ceiling, and is also highly on the technical side. I see myself eventually wanting to move to leadership/management positions.

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3 is probably easiest to do right away. There’s definitely orgs out there for whom data analytics is central to their business and not just a support function. Those are the places you want to go. Option 2 is likely to be tough without option 1 first. This is a more circuitous and expensive route for where you want to go. I did do an MBA tho and will say it was fun/ worth it.

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What are my options? Can think of: 1. MBA 2. Find another role that leveraged data science in more of a strategy setting (does this exist)? 3. Find an organization that values data analytics in leaders and climb the ladder

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This is the main reason I avoided branding myself as a data scientist. The skills are very valuable, but you are seen as the analytics guy, not the leader.

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2 could be ZS

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Hi op, I wonder if you can use your data scientist skill set to get a strong business knowledge for a leadership position.

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