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Would jumping from D, ACN, pwc, Booz, etc to ATK, OW, Lek, marak, etc. help your MBA admissions?

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They are more distinct experiences than typical consulting that admissions will recognize as bringing diverse viewpoints to the incoming class. How many applicants are coming in with PMI, supply chain, etc. consulting experience versus advising renown impact investment firms, global NGO's and leading philanthropies? Can talk about substantive roles in turning around distressed/bankrupt businesses?

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Unless you've got a solid story - not likely. Names are nice, but at any school, they have a lot of apps from ppl with solid names. You need a story and plan for why any of that matters going forward.

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It depends on why you're doing it, and how well you can fit the jump into your overall story.

Depends. If you spin as "I moved to OW to focus on FSI work and now I want to move to IB post-MBA" you should be good. But if you say "I moved from ACN to LEK to try Supply Chain and now I want to go to school to do Brand Management", you may just come off as confused / not knowing what you want.

Not if you think it's going to get you into HBS, etc., tons of consultants apply and those firms aren't that different. Now working at places like Bridgespan, Alix, IDEO or Frog are more distinct and would absolutely help you stand out.

Why would bridgespan or Alix help you stand out? How do you use that?

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