I have done a search and have not found all that many threads regarding management consulting as a career (that is, consulting with firms such as Bain, BCG and McKinsey). Having recently met many people working in the field, it seems that a relatively large proportion have scientific backgrounds (physics, math, medicine, engineering, etc.), which got me wondering if many people here have experience working as a consultant, especially considering the number of threads regarding investment banking and other finance related careers. Are you currently working (or considering working) as a management consultant? Did you go into it directly from university, or have you moved in after working as a technical professional elsewhere? What advice would you give to somebody looking to start a career in consulting?