“Promoting change” Sounds about right.
Somehow I get the feeling that I give off an impression of being the typical prestige-whore: being affiliated with good clubs on campus, good companies once I graduate, good schools. To a large extent it’s true — I do pride myself on my affiliations. But I will never let my affiliations make me, not now at least.
There are a lot of reasons why I want to work in consulting and why I want to do it at a reputed company. I don’t see the name in and of itself as my only accomplishment to brandish. I see it as credibility. I see it as leverage to do something else, something bigger - start an organization, a non-profit, what have you. I see it as a great learning experience — this has so far proven to be true. A lot of my motives are still the same and I don’t expect them to change much in the future. I just wished there wasn’t such a quick generalization of people who choose to work or interview at these companies as those who chase “success”,”wealth” and “prestige.” True, but not necessarily.