Pokemon wrote: juzam_djinn wrote:
pastapplicant wrote:lol at that advice. getting a decent consulting job is harder than landing big law. Even if he was at HYS, he would not have a decent chance if he does not have prior experience.
stupid stupid stupid
idiot people on this forum selling biglaw short b/c they resent their choices? any consulting job, including mbb, is within your grasp if you went to a prestigious UG
how the hell does that make it "harder than landing big law"? plenty of people went to top 5 UG's and then went onto law school, foregoing consulting
it's all about your choices and what you wanted, and that does NOT make it 'harder'
Obviously, if you went to a mediocre UG and then a mediocre law school, you'd probably have a comparatively better chance at a big law job since consulting mostly recruits out of UG and B-schools...but this does not make it harder
get your facts straight
Out of UG consulting firms hire analysts or a similar position. We are not talking about that, we are talking about Associates.
Associate positions are open only to MBA, PhD, MD, JD & PostDoc students. It does not even include most master programs. Those associate are harder to get for JD students than BigLaw is.
And ps, stop calling others stupid, and talking with so much certainty... particularly about things you do not seem to know too well.
no, nobody is talking about 'associates' v. analysts, it was very clear that the general consensus that is being thrown around these boards is that consulting is more difficult to get than biglaw, which it is not
nobody qualified their statements or added in specifics, so please don't try to add them in after the fact. you will get caught
it's also very very very strange that you and pastapplicant are trying to point out an 'apples to oranges' mistake on my part when you're the ones failing to note that you're comparing success rate for top consulting firms for success rate for ALL biglaw
5% success rate for MBB? Ok, let's compare that to success rate for Wachtell, W&C, and MTO
add into that the fact that people going to law school RARELY go there w/ the purpose of going into consulting afterwards, and it explains why the rate is low (people go in w/ credentials for other things, and typically lack work the WE/UG majors that top consulting firms look for)
look, it's just NOT true that they are 'harder' to get...the phrases 'harder' and 'more difficult' just paint a totally wrong picture. I understand initially you were responding to someone who made it sound as if it was a simple matter of studying for case interviews, and it certainly requires far more than that. but no need to carry it further and pretend as if it's objectively a more difficult task than a top big law firm
also, apologies for using the word 'stupid'; i actually am just using this as an opportunity to try and clear the air about this insane general sentiment that consulting is some impossibly difficult field to break into...not anything personal and apologies for making it into a personal attack