I am an electrical design engineer. I have been working for a global engineering consultancy for 4 years so far. My role involves working on construction projects across the UK up to $80m in value.
My academics are a Master’s degree, and Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering where I achieved a first-class (4.0 GPA). I graduated from a Russell group, which is the US equivalent of an Ivy League.
I’ve developed an interest in management consulting and would like to start applying roughly a year from now. I’m hoping to get into a mid-level role as an experienced hire.
I’m open to exploring different industries, especially private equity and banking. But ideally, I would like to join as a generalist first.
Please can I get feedback on the following:
- Am I good enough to apply for an MBB consulting firm? If not, which alternative companies do you recommend?
- I’m planning on waiting for 1 year to gain my Chartership (CEng) qualification first. This boosts my credibility as an engineer, but would it also improve my chances of getting into MBB?
- Are the project management and finance courses on websites like Coursera worth it? Google offers a professional certificate which seems like it would help my application. What are your thoughts, and would you recommend doing anything else instead?
Thank you and any further advice is appreciated,