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Sector/Industry Pros, Cons ...I'd be interested in hearing people's experiences in different sectors and industries e.g. comms, energy, oil... 2 years 9 months
What to be familiar with in Excel, PP, etcHi All, I'll be starting my first year with a firm in a few months and would appreciate any insight as to what specific uses within Microsoft Office (Excel, PP) are expected of your average first year. I have the opportunity to brush up on my Excel skills through the firm I currently work with... 2 years 11 months

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I was in the working world for about 1.5 years...I was in the working world for about 1.5 years when I received two offers from top tier 2 firms. As expected, they grilled my decision to now enter the world of consulting. I crafted my story carefully by explaining to them that I wanted to work some where where I could leverage my experiences in... 2 years 7 months
Very useful thread, thanks for taking the time. I...Very useful thread, thanks for taking the time. I am unsure of how project staffing works at your firm but as a first year at my firm, at least for the first couple of projects, there is little say as to which project you wind up on. My first question is: 1.) Other than networking and... 2 years 7 months
As some one who came out of undergrad with a Poli...As some one who came out of undergrad with a Poli Sci degree, I can atleast attest to making it into a big consulting firm. With an obvious bias, I say go with PS. Governments are organizations and you will be conducting case studies dissecting policies, etc. Subsitute "corp" for "government" and "... 2 years 7 months
I interviewed with an S&O Partner who was the...I interviewed with an S&O Partner who was the, "I'm allowed to say eccentric things because I've put in my 20 years" type. I found it to be funny at the time. In retro; quite annoying. Anyways, this guy wouldn't stop talking about how I would be on call every second I existed. Seemed quasi... 2 years 8 months
CIP. There is a matrix at the beginning of the...CIP. There is a matrix at the beginning of the different types of cases chapter that outlines how to structure your approach to most any type of case. This chart is gold. Also, Google Wharton's and Kellogg's practice case PDFs online and apply said matrix/chart from CIP. Good luck, pal. 2 years 8 months
I think you may to let this one go, pal. You'll...I think you may to let this one go, pal. You'll find out soon enough. There will be exponentially more stressful situations within this position, should you get the offer. Focus your energy on more important things like crushing your next interview or deciding on what bar you'll find that perfect... 2 years 8 months
Definitely possible. Have manyyy friends with non...Definitely possible. Have manyyy friends with non business UGs in good firms. Undergrad focus sits back seat to GPA and relatable experiences. You'll have to sell the biz aspect of your experiences in SA and other internships you may have. Cast a wide net when networking. 2 years 8 months
skyblueseven: JackDevlin: What was your major...[quote=skyblueseven][quote=JackDevlin]What was your major field of study? Your GPA isn't low enough to ding you out of the gate. You're looking at the right firms - may I make a suggestion? IBM might be in your wheel house as well. It'll really help if you had an advocate at one of these places as... 2 years 9 months
What was your major field of study? Your GPA isn'...What was your major field of study? Your GPA isn't low enough to ding you out of the gate. You're looking at the right firms - may I make a suggestion? IBM might be in your wheel house as well. It'll really help if you had an advocate at one of these places as well. I think your experience is good... 2 years 9 months
I know 2 people that decided to take their...I know 2 people that decided to take their careers down an actuarial path. Both of whom went through a long dark period of depression and a mild case of over eating. As OMS said, only do it if you know it's what you want. 2 years 9 months