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Management Consulting Discussion

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Artisan Fan, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I agree with the above.

    FWIW, my thoughts on VC as a career...most successful VCs never started their career with the "intention of landing a VC gig". A VC job IMO comes to you as opposed to you going to it. Start a company, be a successful entrepreneur, be an early employee at a hugely successful startup...that's how a VC job will come to you. Not by just attending an MBA course or working in MC / IB.


    In my experience it happens both ways. One friend became a VC by business school>McKinsey>VC; another was a serial entrepreneur. They both are successful.
     


  2. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    If you have the time. The patent examiner has been working on my patent for 6 years.
    You have the time if you're in grad school. For us, (since my college would own a huge portion of the very modest royalties) its made very easy. It was more of a validation that I did something useful in grad school than any sort of money making opportunity. I can absolutely see how it'd be difficult as an individual though. EDIT: I should clarify. Getting the patent issued is very time consuming. You can, however, start work using the idea with a provisional and/or NDAs. That's for another thread though.
     


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    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Best advice for proving your understanding of quantitative side would be to publish / co-publish a good scientific paper.

    [​IMG]
     


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  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Is it common for project managers to go into management consulting or vice versa (I would imagine this would be much less common)?

    It can happen at IBM and Accenture but less likely at McKinsey/Bain/BCG but it can happen.
     


  6. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    It can happen at IBM and Accenture but less likely at McKinsey/Bain/BCG but it can happen.

    I'm curious, would that be a lateral hire at an MBB or would they be starting from the associate/consultant level? Let's assume the case of someone in their mid 30s working in industry.
     


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    I'd like to think it would be worked from a case to case perspective.
     


  8. calisanfran

    calisanfran Senior member

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    I'm curious, would that be a lateral hire at an MBB or would they be starting from the associate/consultant level? Let's assume the case of someone in their mid 30s working in industry.


    In almost all cases they would start off at the associate / consultant level.
     


  9. Artisan Fan

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    In almost all cases they would start off at the associate / consultant level.

    Yep.
     


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    flyindarkness Senior member

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    As far as style goes, do most consultants at the big 3 care much?
    Is it frowned upon?
     


  11. Artisan Fan

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    As far as style goes, do most consultants at the big 3 care much? Is it frowned upon?
    Really only matters at client meetings or partner level meetings for the most part. Typically collared shirt plus slacks are all you need. I would say that looking professional is good.
     


  12. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    Really only matters at client meetings or partner level meetings for the most part. Typically collared shirt plus slacks are all you need. I would say that looking professional is good.
    This news is going to make raiding B&S a lot more palatable for me. [​IMG]
     


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    This news is going to make raiding B&S a lot more palatable for me. [​IMG]

    Have you finished grad school and are looking for employment or already employed?
     


  14. Artisan Fan

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    This news is going to make raiding B&S a lot more palatable for me. [​IMG]

    And no square-toed shoes...unless of course you work for an IT consultancy. [​IMG]
     


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    And no square-toed shoes...unless of course you work for an IT consultancy. [​IMG]

    If only.
    In my experience with consultants of several firms and practice areas, the phenomenon of ugly square-toed shoes has been surprisingly prominent.
     


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