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New to consulting and feel inferior to my colleagues. I'm surrounded by Harvard grads, Oxford grads, Columbia, ex MBB, ex World Bank and so on, you get the picture. I graduated from a local university and a bit behind in my career track because I devoted the last three years as stay-at-home mom. Any tips to silence insecurities?

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You all ended up in the same spot, which i think shows how competent you are. In the scheme of things, 3 years out of a 30+ year long career isn't really much time at all

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My current project team has 1 Stanford grad, 1 Harvard, 1 Oxford, and 2 Yale; all of whom are younger than me. Then project leadership features 2 former F50 C-suite execs. I’m just a normal person who went to a decent school, but here’s the best part: NO ONE CARES AS LONG AS YOU ARE GOOD AT YOUR JOB

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A lot of people get into really great schools because of the opportunities afforded to them and personal connections. You are doing just fine and, like someone else mentioned, you all ended up in the same place.

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You made it to where you are *without* Oxford or Harvard associated to your name. That tells me much more about your abilities than the others. Congratulations for getting back onto your career path, and you deserve this role every bit as much as they do!

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I went to a pretty good school, and when I see others on my team in your position, I’m the one who feels like an idiot 😂 apparently I didn’t need a good school/all those student loans to end up in the same exact place… you did it the better way!

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You’re there for a reason, continue to do great work! Be confident in your abilities and let them shine in your work 😁

Imposter syndrome is real.. no big names or universities to throw and I feel it everyday

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