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    Hi all,

    Sorry I know this question has been done to death but wanted to know what you guys think of my particular situation:

    I am a recent grad from Oxford with a First Class degree in a social science. I have quite a variety of experiences but nothing like president or VP of a society - instead it's more roles as a volunteer consultant, policy researcher for a society, communications roles for societies etc. I've just finished an internship with the Civil Service this summer and did a 1 week Marketing 'internship' with a company last summer.

    I was pretty sure I wanted to work in the public sector, but after completing the internship I want something much more fast paced and high pressured, and I want to be pushed more which I didn't get during my internship (and watching full time staff it seems to be the same in grad roles). So this is why I'm considering applying for private sector jobs - but I want to know whether given my grades but lack of consulting internship or impressive society roles it's worth applying? If not, are there similar sectors that I might be interested in??

    Thanks! X
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    Hi all,

    Sorry I know this question has been done to death but wanted to know what you guys think of my particular situation:

    I am a recent grad from Oxford with a First Class degree in a social science. I have quite a variety of experiences but nothing like president or VP of a society - instead it's more roles as a volunteer consultant, policy researcher for a society, communications roles for societies etc. I've just finished an internship with the Civil Service this summer and did a 1 week Marketing 'internship' with a company last summer.

    I was pretty sure I wanted to work in the public sector, but after completing the internship I want something much more fast paced and high pressured, and I want to be pushed more which I didn't get during my internship (and watching full time staff it seems to be the same in grad roles). So this is why I'm considering applying for private sector jobs - but I want to know whether given my grades but lack of consulting internship or impressive society roles it's worth applying? If not, are there similar sectors that I might be interested in??

    Thanks! X
    Should be fine, consulting firms are pretty open to people without internships in consulting - in fact their intern numbers are significantly lower than what they take on for full time so they need to recruit to fill that gap.

    Your profile is pretty solid for consulting too, so give it a bash. If you get through the initial tests and stuff, start prepping hard for case interviews.

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