I am a recent Master graduate from a top-tier university in mechanical engineering and recently got two job offers. One is as an engineer at ESA and one as a strategy consultant for a local consulting firm. My long term goal is to climb the career latter in a top consulting firm (preferably MBB).
However, I am not sure yet which position seems more suitable in order to push me into this direction. Gaining experience at an international well-known company (ESA) and having its name in my CV (besides gaining more experience as an engineer) or starting early in consulting and learning its methods at a smaller firm? What do recruiters for MBB prefer in a candidate?