I am 20 y/o and a beginning MSc. Student in Electrical Engineering, with some experience in strategy. I won a business challenge for a large oil and gas company, did a strategy summer school in collab with McKinsey and work for a non-profit consultancy association at my university.
This summer I have been interning at a tech company, and decided I want to follow-up with an off-cycle internship as a strategist. I made a list of target companies and started applying. I almost immediately (after a week) got 3 interview invites: from Strategy&, OW and AT Kearney.
When I wanted to apply for MBB this week I suddenly started getting doubts. I feel that if I mess up now, I might mess up a chance for ever getting a full-time offer after Master's (Fall '21 by the earliest). I have been working hard on my case interview skills as I am coming from an engineering background, but doubts if it is good enough have started to creep in.
I have the feeling that this fear might be ungrounded, and that if I land one of these tier 2 firms internships, I will have regret that I did not try with any of the MBB. On the other hand, I see an internship at tier 2 also as a nice opportunity to see if I made the right choice of switching my focus from tech to strategy.
Please let me know your thoughts on this situation. I am super grateful to share my thoughts with this community.
a confused Dutch guy