I am an Energy Consultant with experience running my own startup. I am looking to transition into MC after MBA at a top-tier B-School. Could someone answer the following queries:
1. Having worked for a large corporate, I am of the opinion that working for a boutique consultancy would be a better training ground as you get to perform greater variety of tasks. I am not concerned with having fortune 500 clients under my CV but do see the benefits of having MBB brand. Thus, can someone share their experience or opinion of starting work with boutique MC rather than MBB/tier 2 (which I could always go to after some experience)?
2. I understand that MBB hires business graduates with business analysis and quant skills. Since I do not have this background yet, are there any certifications or volunteer work I can do to gain analysis skills that are required by associates. For instance FVMA, ECBA..
3. What prep work can I do to give myself the best chance to succeed in this industry? Currently, I am doing brain teasers, quant aptitude questions, learning about case studies and regularly reading HBR, WSJ, FT, Economist etc.