my only concern is, how do i put forth my story of having obtained a bachelors in electronics engineering, having worked in investment banking (in the banks sector) and now wanting to move into consulting with a tech focus...
This is the million dollar question; now isn't it?
What you laid out, with respect to transferable skills, tells me that you are on the right path. Let me see if I can help you out a little more.
Explaining the jump from electronics engineering to investment banking is not really going to be a big issue. Why? Because you have already successfully made that jump. So there is really no debate at this point on whether or not that's reasonable or if you could accomplish that. What you need to focus on is explaining how your decisioning framework will still be valid in the future, when you seek out a new direction in your career -- consulting.
I would start looking at something like this -- moving into the consulting role so that you can use your analytical skills to help client firms indentify a technology strategy that they can use as a strategic differentiator. I know that is a mouth full, but you and I have been around technology projects long enough to know that they are more "oh shit" than "stitch in time saves nine". That is, they are usually an after-the-fact Band-Aid then something that is proactive in nature. Usually client companies have to be spanked on the buttocks by a regulatory agency or impending legislation before they will use technology to do anything strategic in nature. I used to see this all the time as a management consultant on IT projects.
Getting back to my main point, think you should start forming your message around the fact that you understand from an engineering perspective, you understand the financial implications of employing and now through your MBA training, as well as your future work experience, you will be an asset to any strategy firm.
Hope this helps. If you would like to speak on the phone about the above, I more than welcome this opportunity. I'll be honest, you have some pretty good work experience. This is meaningful differentiation; the type of differentiation that will get you into a top program. Please let me know if you would like to talk on the phone for an hour or so. We can hash out more the strategic issues on that call. I have availability over the next week I look forward to the possibility.
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