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New at McK, anyone in the PE group? New to management consulting and am being asked to decide whether my first assignment should be in the PE group or in another industry group. What do you think?

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PE is risky. Probably better to start somewhere else.

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Can you explain why it’s risky? What group or industry should I aim for to have a good initial experience and learn the toolkit?

PE is cool

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