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    Hi TSR,

    I have been looking into IT consultancy and it seems very interesting, people based, travelling etc which is what i'd like in a career.

    I am about to go to Glasgow university to study either maths,physics or comp sci. Haven't decided yet! I was wonder if you could give me advise as to which degree would be better suited etc and help give me the advantage? Also any extra things I could do to make me stand out. Is it possible to do a work placement as an IT consultant?

    Thanks!
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    I'm looking at IT Consultancy as a possible a career and I went with Computer Science in the end. Seemed like the most relevant degree.
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    For technology consultant roles Accenture/Deloitte/IBM/Logica etc couldn't really give a crap what your degree is
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    I've actually been invited to interview with Enterprise Application Consulting at Deloitte (my degree is completely irrelevant) for a graduate position, but I'm think I might decline the interview and opt to study an MSc at UCL instead. I'm planning to go down the Corp Fin/IB route and don't want to rush my career choice for the sake of starting a graduate position one year early. That said, an MSc does put me a year behind, and it is very expensive to do. However if I don't do it.. I might always think "what if?".

    A few friends have suggested I should try and get into EA Consulting, comparing it to Accenture etc. However, this will completely change my career path, and I doubt integrating SAP systems etc etc is my cup of tea. I spoke to an EA consultant at Deloitte (who initially applied for Strategy, as did I) and she told me she reckons it's a great division and I should go for it; what do you guys think? Is it worth going to the interview? Otherwise I will withdraw and reapply for my chosen division in July, when the next round of recruiting opens.

    (I'm interning in Corp Fin this summer at EY btw)

    OP- do whichever degree you enjoy, but do it at a strong uni. Maths seems the most flexible degree should you change your mind about your career choice. Sorry about hijacking your thread btw.
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    EA at deloitte is v solid, I think it would be very silly to pass the opportunity; see how far you get. MSc can wait. So can changing divisions.
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    lets not forget that only 8% of graduates actually get a graduate scheme job, so if you want a career in IT Consultancy, do computer science or business computing, that way you will get into your chosen field with or without graduate scheme company
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    That statistic might be true, but if the individual is driven enough to be considering their career options at this stage then it's fair bet they're going to stand a decent chance.

    I'd personally suggest something that will give you commercial awareness (e.g business). From my experience, these grad schemes care more about consulting knowledge, than technical. They train you everything technical. However with comp sci, you can always go into firms like IBM for IT specialist role as backup.

    Having said that, maths reigns supreme in terms of prestige and exit/career change opportunities.
 
 
 
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