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A little dated, but still relevant
on June 9, 2000
This book covers a huge breadth of topics, though seems to cater to an audience consisting of student at elite schools. While offering very interesting insights into the rigors, qualifications, lifestyles, etc. associated with these prestigious industries, it seems as if there was not enough "real estate" in the book dedicated to offering full coverage about careers in these industries.
In fact, there are books out there entirely dedicated to convering these industries. For instance, two of the better ones, Vault.com Guide to Investment Banking and Vault.com Guide to Management Consulting, cover these industries thoroughly.
What would have made Fast Track better, was to be a bit more focused in what it offered, much like the Vault.com books. Instead of covering, what I consider 3 disparate industries, in such a short amount of pages, it could have been more effective by expanding the book, or even breaking them into 3 complete books.
But alas, in addition to the industry specialty career books, this book is a good supplement to ambitious graduates (both MBA and college) to landing those prestigious financial and consulting positions out of school.