Question from out of left-field: I have a buddy who is a successful, tenure-track, engineering (interdisciplinary biomedical/mechanical field) professor at a top 5 school in his field and he seems to be tired of the research and the academic framework. He's thinking about a few different options, and I think that management consulting should be among them. His pros are that he's extremely analytical (he's recently, and quickly, developed a strong competency in sports analytics and has begun to garner recognition in this area), wicked smaht, and that he is doggedly persistent in solving problems, including a strong ability to self-assess and redirect on the fly if he realizes there is a better way to do something. Cons are that he's in his mid-30's and he's never worked for a "business." Is he a decent candidate to get into MC or has the opportunity passed him by at this point? He would have absolutely no issues taking any McK type screening test. His resume reads like an academic - schools, post-docs, grants, publishing, and not sure it would wow anyone. Just to keep this in AF's wheelhouse, he's also a bit of an audiophile. At the risk of outing him, he's developed some electronic DIY projects that have garnered him some reknown around the world. He's a bit of a renaissance man. By the way, great thread.