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Cracking into consulting a year after engineering school

Someone asked on Mar 07, 2019 - 2 answers

Hi All,

I've been seriously thinking about management consulting. I've worked 3 years as a part time engineering intern while earning my BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering. My GPA was 3.8ish for both degrees. I have solid club and involvement credentials.

I graduate in May and feel like it's too late to apply for consulting/analyst positions. Especially since I have already accepted an offer from an automotive company.

Would I still be able to potentially crack into consulting after working a full year in the automotive industry? Or am I missing the out of college hire cut?

Thank you!

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Francesco replied on Mar 08, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

if your role is in strategy and you manage to obtain a referral, you could definitely be considered for interviews; however, you are likely to start in the firm at the same level as new graduates.

Hope this helps,

Francesco

Vlad replied on Mar 08, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

If it was a business role with the automotive company then the chances are higher. But I would try anyway

Best