Well…“interest” is a strong word.
“structure” is also a strong word. Most consulting firms are organized as loose pools of resources to be assembled for specific projects.
Unless you want to keep doing the same exact job with the same exact responsibilities for 40 years, EVERYONE is interested in some sort of career progression.
Unless you work for Mckinsey doing pure strat work, much of management consulting is technology related. Especially at firms like Accenture or IBM. In fact, that’s how I got my foot in the door, because my grades weren’t so great.
But yes. I would say my interest and experience lies in increasing businesses performance. Putting a bunch of smart kids in a room and having them figure out problems is not a sustainable and scalable business model in the long term.
I don’t think that’s entirely true. The “drop out of college and join a startup” thing is largely annecdotal. Most people I have met in the high tech startup space are highly educated and many do have experience with big companies.