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Crazy_Pooch
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Ok, so I'm currently at the University of Leeds studying Management... I know, I know, not the best business school in the world. I want to do something a long the lines of Management Consultancy and my question is, bearing in mind it is super unlikely that I'd be able to get into a top-tier consultancy firm, what to do after my degree? (Assuming I get a first or a 2.1)

Should I go straight on to do a postgraduate course, a masters in Management, at one of the top Universities then go for a top firm? Or should I try get a job at a middle-tier consultant firm, work for a few years, then hopefully get a good GMAT score and apply to an MBA course at one of the top Business schools and then go for a job at a top firm?

TYIA.
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My instinct would be to go for the latter but you have to be prepared for the fact that unless you can really excel, a top firm may not want you for quite a few years until you've quite literally become a world leader. Young hires at top-tier consultancy firms are typically Oxbridge-educated.
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Did you get an internship?
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Did you get an internship?
Just starting second year so looking at internships this year.
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Just starting second year so looking at internships this year.
it's vital you secure one!wish I had managed to get one during my second year but it didn't work out
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it's vital you secure one!wish I had managed to get one during my second year but it didn't work out
How do you rate my chances? Obviously the better firm the better but is a internship at a small/mid size firm still worthwhile?
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How do you rate my chances? Obviously the better firm the better but is a internship at a small/mid size firm still worthwhile?
Any experiance can't be a bad thing so go for it
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it's vital you secure one!wish I had managed to get one during my second year but it didn't work out
Which consultancy firm did you do your intern with. M/B/B don't do they so are there many others apart from Deloitte and Accenture?
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Which consultancy firm did you do your intern with. M/B/B don't do they so are there many others apart from Deloitte and Accenture?
Didn't get one so I'm going to try my luck again - both big and small firms
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