Hattori Hanzo wrote:
hellohi wrote:So I understand the opportunity cost (tuition is significantly lower for me so the main cost is the lack of salary for 3 years, I don't want to get into why tuition is lower) and I know that its not a good a idea to go to HLS just to work in business especially since I think I can get into an M7 B school. However I would still like to know who recruits from HLS. Does anyone have info about this? I feel like every thread about this including this one devolves into a discussion about why you should not go to Law school to get a business job, but I can't find anyone who actually knows the answers.
I answered that question in my first reply.
From what I have seen Hattori is right. Just to piggy back on what s/he said in an earlier reply, from HLS you can get almost any job that a career changer M7 MBA grad would get. So we are pretty much talking finance and consulting jobs and a smattering of F500 gigs in retail/consumer products etc, your mileage ultimately depending on your prior work experience.
In my experience consulting firms tend to be less selective than the finance firms. In your finance interviews you are going to have to prove that you know your technicals as well as the next B school kid. On the other hand, I've seen someone go from knowing absolutely nothing about MBB to prepping for a few days and nailing the interview. They seem to care more about raw capacity and are happy to shape you from there. Not sure you could get away with the same thing in IB for example. As GS puts it on their website
This program (SA program) is open to students currently working towards an advanced degree such as an MBA, JD, MD, or LLM and is usually undertaken during the second or penultimate year of study. While your discipline or major are not important, we do expect a level of knowledge of the industry and the products and services we offer.
The uber competitive post-MBA gigs like PE/VC/HF where they require relevant prior experience are pretty much out of the question, just as they are for the average M7 career changing MBA grad.
Finally, you will have to network pretty hard just to ensure that you get your foot in the door, but with HLS on your resume you shouldn't have too many issues with that. And you work in consulting so hopefully you already have people you can call on.