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M/B/B Consultant Answering Your QuestionsI've gotten a lot of useful - and not so useful - information from this site over the last several years, and I'd like to give back by contributing some real content. Am finishing up a stint at one of the M/B/B firms and would be happy to answer any questions regarding management consulting -... 131 3 years 3 months

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Freeloader made some excellent points about the...Freeloader made some excellent points about the differences; I may duplicate a couple of thoughts but having gone through this decision two years ago I can walk you through my pro/con list. Petergibbons had an excellent point about performance - if you are great, you will be great regardless of... 138 1 year 4 months
CNB90: Your best shot here is to contact alumni...[quote=CNB90]Your best shot here is to contact alumni of your school working in the field right away. Get a phone call or an in person meeting, explain your situation and ask them how you can best position your self for a career in consulting. Also, I believe consulting interviews are in mid... 12 2 years 4 months
Chessboxer: There are written directions for...[quote=Chessboxer]There are written directions for resumes? Where? Where can I find these golden words of which you speak? /endsarcasm What I mean is, that doesn't answer his question. I would know, because I have the same question.[/quote] http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/apply/... 10 2 years 10 months
leveragealltheway: Thanks for continuing to...[quote=leveragealltheway]Thanks for continuing to answer questions! I am considering pursuing consulting after my MSF program. Do you think MBB is a possibility out of a good MSF program like Villanova? Or would I be better served looking at tier 2 firms?[/quote] Assuming that MBB take part in... 131 2 years 11 months
xfactor: http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service...[quote=xfactor]http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service/operations specifically looking at product development and manufacturing positions havent found too many threads about this practice except a pretty old one with outdated info i believe. how does this practice compare to strategy consulting/BA... 18 2 years 11 months
WhoSteen: Considering my current standing in...[quote=WhoSteen]Considering my current standing in school (non target) I believe my best bet would be to raise up my GPA as much as possible, passing the CPA exam, go into big 4 consulting (preferably Deloitte) and get into a top MBA program. Any specifics you think I should be focused on and... 131 2 years 11 months
danago: Thanks for taking the time to do this...[quote=danago]Thanks for taking the time to do this PrivateEmpire! I'll be starting with an MBB next year, and one of my biggest worries is becoming "that guy they regret hiring" because of a simple mistake. In your opinion, what are the most severe mistakes that an analyst can make?[/quote]... 131 2 years 11 months
NanoStapler: KHTF: At one level, when you...[quote=NanoStapler][quote=KHTF] At one level, when you start breaking cases and just start focusing on soft skills, then you know you've reached a reasonable level.[/quote] ^^^ If you're comfortable enough on the case that you can focus more on connecting with the interviewer, you're definitely... 5 3 years 2 weeks
looking4anything: Thanks a ton for answering all...[quote=looking4anything]Thanks a ton for answering all these questions.. I have another sort of lateral hire question. Graduated May 2011, worked a temp job for 7 months, found a FT gig at a BB in a MO role (think Portfolio Analytics). Have been here for a year and have been networking to try to... 131 3 years 2 months
kidflash: I was wondering if you've heard of...[quote=kidflash]I was wondering if you've heard of anyone going from strategy consulting to a l/s equity value-oriented hedge fund/how typical this career path is? although consultants might be weaker on the modeling side than bankers, I feel like they'd have a stronger sense of 'good' vs 'bad'... 131 3 years 2 months
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