I know it's a bit early but I've really been thinking about which firms I'll be applying to for summer internships. While I'll obviously aim for MBB, I'd really like to know how non-MBB consulting firms stack up in terms of good business school opportunities (M7 + Tuck) and brand. By brand, I don't mean name recognition. Instead, I mean that it's a firm that employers (inside + outside consulting) will respect and be impressed by.
I guess I've always considered OW and Booz & Co. to be the firms most comparable to MBB, with firms such as AT Kearney, Parthenon, LEK, Deloitte S&O, Monitor (before the bankruptcy) to be more or less equal with each other and slightly below in prestige than the two above.
Any thoughts? Any input would be much appreciated.