I am preparing to apply for consulting roles, but I recognized most consulting firms are looking for candidates with excellent acadamic background and relative intership. However, I don't have both of them. I am an international student and about to finish my postgradate program in Henley Business School, University of Reading. Although I have developed my analytical and problem-solving skills through projects and dissertation, I have no experience in consulting. I worry that what I prepare is waste of time because there is low possibility to apply for a consulting role even it is entry-level. Is there anybody who knows the insights in consulting firms and suggest should I give a try or just give up?