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Should I go for a role at BCG that I'm only kind of interested in just to get my foot in the door there or a role that aligns better with my goals but at a lesser known/less prestigious company?

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Ohhh I thought you "settled" for OW and that was your current. That's awesome! What did you focus on that helped you transition?

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Yes

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I was in the same boat. I wanted to work on Strategy Projects.

Interviewed with BCG Platinion and McKinsey Periscope. Those weren’t exactly strategy consulting roles.

I continued with my current firm that is very small. However, I got good experience on strategy projects.

That experience eventually helped me land a job at Oliver Wyman.

So take a lesser known brand if the role appeals to you. You can switch to a prestigious firm later.

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EY, if you’d like to discuss, I can set up a burner email id.

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Tech Advantage is a functional area within BCG that focuses on tech strategy. Platinion falls outside of the core consulting group

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Depends on what that role is

Oliver Wyman is prestigious lol well atleast in my book. Better question would be like bcg plantinion or big4 MC if your goal eventually is strategy consulting.

You missed the detail, Booze Allen 1.
I currently work for a smaller less prestigious firm on strategy projects.

Are these non-standard MBB groups just a different service line (i.e. still up-or-out partner track) or are they more specialist/delivery center type roles?

I would

BA1:
Thank you. OW works for me. Will join in a few weeks.
I hustled to get staffed on strategy projects at my current firm. Networked, persevered, and stayed genuinely curious.

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