I am an incoming MBA candidate to one of the top MBA programs (HSW), and I want to get a head start on my MBB networking process for specific office locations. Unfortunately, I am experiencing difficulty in determining which office location I should target and which is sensible for me.
A little background of myself is that I worked as an airline pilot for the past five years and hoping to transition into a management role in the aviation business with MBB consulting experience, so I would like to get a lot of exposure to aviation/aerospace projects within MBB consulting (I am an East Asian/International candidate)
I would love to hear the expert's thoughts and insights into which office locations I must target, and here are some of my office location candidates:
1. Dallas (Mckinsey, BCG, Bain) - Ideally, my priority is to stay in the U.S. with visa sponsorship, as I believe a U.S. location would bestow me great exposure. Talking to a few insiders and partners related to aerospace/aviation, it seemed like there are many such projects in the Dallas office (if I am wrong or have any other U.S. offices with a lot of aerospace/aviation projects, I would love to hear it!)
2. Toronto (Mckinsey, BCG, Bain) - My entire family relocated to Toronto through P.R. sponsorship by my sister (Although I was not eligible for sponsorship). Our family has been scattered across the globe for more than a decade, and I would love to be close to my family. - but I am not sure if this is an excellent reason for an MBB application as HSW MBA programs do not have that much connection with Canadian offices (especially straight post-MBA roles).
3. Doha/Dubai (Mckinsey, BCG) - Doha is the city where I worked for the past five years as an airline pilot, and I don't mind moving back to the Middle East region as I really enjoyed the culture/lifestyle and inspired by the opportunities in the area.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to hearing all your advice!