Next year I will be starting at a boutique strategy consulting firm out of undergraduate. The firm specifically focuses on the Aerospace/Defense clients, and the nature of the work is pure market and strategy as well as due diligence work for buy-side. I'd rather not say the name of the firm as there are very few firms that specialize in this.
Long-term, I do want to think about both PE and business school, but just wanted to gauge everyone's thoughts. How can I potentially lateral to an MBB or Tier 2 firm after a year, and would this help in recruiting for PE or would it be too late? Or would it be more beneficial to not lateral and try to recruit for PE (which would be significantly more difficult, I suppose)?
Appreciate anyone's inputs and thoughts!