Hi PrepLounge! I'm originally from Russia, freshly graduated from a MSc in Finance from a European business school (top 20 globally). My goal medium-term is to settle in Europe and I have 2 offers on hand: MBB in Moscow and in-house consulting for a large Germany corporation. Besides the obvious lifestyle choice, there are 2 moments I'm concerned about:
1. Finding a company to sponsor a visa was a huge headache, and I'm afraid it would be still difficult even after 2-3 years at MBB. So one way would be to request an office transfer but I just don't know how often that happens — is there any data on the success rate of such requests? 2. The in-house consultancy offered me a consultant position (skipping the associate consultant one) while at MBB I'll have to start from scratch (the local office functions in a way that you do a 6-month internship before starting at a first full-time position and I'd have to do that, even though the full time offer is then extended to the majority of candidates) MBB is obviously a prestige badge that you carry your whole life but I'm wondering if it's worth >2 years worth of grade difference + some risk of even securing the full time offer.