This is a reply to the previous thread; for technical reasons it won't let me answer to the thread itself (says I need to log in, then refuses to let me log in) so I'm doing it like this.
Consulting firms will give you much less of a look if you are from a non-target than IB. Part of it is because they take fewer people out of undergrad, partly their intern numbers are much smaller than IB and partly because consulting is about selling the quality of their people directly to clients and name-brand (i.e. target) schools are very important for that. For example, it is much easier to say "oh my analyst went to Harvard" than "oh he was top 10% of honors program at Florida".
From personal experience my class was me and EVERY single other kid was from Columbia. As you can guess I am in the New York office. The Boston office is all Harvard, SF is all Stanford etc. The hiring is extremely local for whatever reason unless you have a compelling reason to go to another office.
My advice if you come from a non-target is network like no other; I know it probably sounds cliched by now but that is your only chance. Not much else to really say.