What are the best exits if you wanted to optimize solely for total earning potential. Context: 5 years consulting at MBB pre-MBA, Top 20-MBA, 1 year post MBA. Thank you! Total 6YOE.

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1. Organized crime 2. Private equity 3. Venture Capital 4. Investment banking (but it might be too late) 5. C-suite at a medium sized private company where you have a relationship with the CEO 6. Startup that hits it big 7. Big tech product management (get competing offers)

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IB/PE Unless you’re John Legend.

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I think this question has been beat to death, but consulting pre-mba (not MBB) > M7 > IB > PE, is it doable?

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I’ve seen it a few times, but it’s usually an edge case (eg military > HBS > GS TMT > PE). You won’t be getting into PE as a post-mba associate working for Jefferies anytime soon

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Every saying PE/VC is comparing peak values, not expected ones.

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My #1 consideration above also ignores likelihood or risk =]

So you left as a PL to get a non-target MBA and then came back to be a PL? Why would you do that

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Yes, different geography, left as a Senior Associate. yes, I went to a non-target school because I care a lot more about experience vs. just the brand of the school. I knew I would be able to get the most out of there. If anything, I am at BCG - didn’t do too bad for myself I guess? :)

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