I hope I can talk to you at the Atlanta meetup as well AF - both about stereos and consulting. I just signed an offer letter with one of the big three last Friday (we'll say the best, so not McKinsey
). I'm an engineering Ph.D, but in retrospect, it wasn't too hard to pick up case interview skills. I just practiced a few times over beers with friends at Marlows in Midtown
Originally Posted by Plestor
AF, how do you lure people from math/stats to consulting over quant jobs?
My impression going through that process was that while it's generally a similar pool of people that apply to both (MBAs, MDs, JDs, Ph.Ds etc.), people generally have their heart set on either MBB or one of the bulge bracket firms. If you go through the process and have offers, you're much more likely to have a hard time picking between BCG and McKinsey versus Goldman and McKinsey. When I was considering career paths, I considered boutique finance firms, GS, and the MBBs. I never even applied to anything in finance and just went through the process with two of the MBBs - and picked one of those. I felt like consulting was more in line with what I wanted to do and would also help me get where I want to be five - ten years from now.