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WSO Hall of Fame: Consulting Forum The Wall Street Oasis Consulting Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the consulting industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. If ...
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From trader to consultantHey guys, **Has anyone made the switch from trading to consulting (or know of anyone who has done this)? ** Asking again since only search hit I found was from 2011 I'm currently attempting to do this very move. I've spent my career working in Chicago prop, both as an options market-maker and as a...
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Deloitte Customer and Marketing GroupDoes anyone know what type of projects someone aligned to Deloitte Customer and Marketing would be doing? I think this is a group under the new operating model....
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McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and Bridge2BCG 2018 for ADPAs from 2017, I would like to start a megathread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to! Deadlines McKinsey: 8th of April Bain: 13th of April...
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Will My Undergrad Major Hurt My MBB Chances? (Arts UG Major + Cambridge MPhil Management)Hey everyone! I attended a top Canadian school for undergrad and majored in Film and Media Studies as I was initially interested in heading into the film / media industries from a more business standpoint (producing, etc.) . Over the course of my degree, I was exposed to management consulting and ...
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Exiting from MBBHi all, 2nd year MBB associate here transitioning to the manager role. I'm wondering if I can get some advice from this community on how to start planning my exit - I haven't felt particularly fulfilled lately and am also just plain burnt out, so am fairly sure I will want to head for the exit once...
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The Best Case Interview Prep for incoming undergradSo I am going to be a student in a semi-target school this fall. I am really determined that I want to pursue consulting as my career and I know that this takes hard works. I read that practice case interviews is one of the key thing to win a consulting interview, so which case interview materials I...
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Transfer interest of MBB office in Tier 2 city to a Tier 1 office applicationI am coming from an academic background and I am contemplating moving into strategy consulting. I attended a recent event at an MBB's office and received encouraging indications that I should move forward. The MBB is trying to grow its practice in this Tier II city, which is closest to my school. ...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Generalistpeople and exposure to big clients . hours ...
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M&A Consulting market - London v.s. U.S All, I'm studying for the GMAT at the moment and once I finish I'm looking to go to London or U.S (Irvine, CA/ New York/ Dallas/ Chicago are my options). I would take a couple of months off between roles to further prepare for the GMAT. My line of work: M&A consulting in a Big 4, with a specialise...
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Breaking Into Consulting: Switched Careers Twice | Doing Preliminary ResearchBackground: -28 Y/O -Sales 2 years --> Real Estate 2 years -Looking to harness strengths that were never harnessed -Looking for more fulfilling work -Currently Studying for the GMAT; original goal was to go REPE route but I am putting feelers for consulting after some preliminary research Why ...
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Friday CultureI am currently being considered for a position within an MBB firm. Part of the next steps is determining my home office location. I was curious if anyone has any experience what a typical Friday looks like at an MBB firm. Are you expected to go to your home office every Friday? I have experience ...
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Call with MBB Managing Partner Tomorrow!!Hell All, I have a phone call with a managing partner in the LA office at Bain tomorrow. He is a connection of a friend and agreed to talk to me about opportunities and such. This is a great opportunity for me and I want to be sure that I am as prepared as possible and that I utilize the entire 30 ...
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Senior Partner McKinsey ConversationHello, I recently reached out to and had a conversation with a Senior Partner at McKinsey through alumni connections. I’ll only be a freshmen in college in the fall but I was best wondering how to best keep in touch with him over the next couple of years so that I can develop a good relationship ...
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Comprehensive Recruiting Plan with TimelineI'm a rising junior at a target hoping to recruit for a management consulting internship. I thought I'd include my plan below so that (a) anyone with information might offer suggestions (b) it might be helpful for others. **Application List:** MBB, Deloitte S&O, PwC Strategy&, Oliver Wymann, Accent...
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Help me negotiate offer! Concerns about Title, Base. I am currently reviewing an offer from Big 4 Financial Advisory – Life Sciences as an industry hire with 3+yr valued niche exp and non-target/low-tier MBA. I have a few issues with their initial package: • The offer letter says “*Advisory Consultant”* despite being affirmed via email/verbal...
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Roller Coaster: Missed McKinsey's call, they emailed, and haven't called again yet. HELPI was interviewing last week (Wednesday) for my final round at a local McKinsey EMEA office. They had a decision the same day, and called to inform me, but my native phone number wasn't working properly in the country I was interviewing at, so I couldn't receive the call. Next morning, I wake up to...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management Consultinggood hours good hours good hours hood hours good hours good hours good hours good hours good hours good hours good hours good hours good hours. pay not as good as wall streetpay not as good as wall streetpay not as good as wall streetpay not as good as wall streetpay not as good as wall street...
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BA/MPH Dual-Degree - Will it kill a consulting career?Hi all! I'm a student at HYPS majoring in Econ and wanting to go into Management Consulting (MBB or Big 4, etc.) soon (i.e. for the junior internship and then for 1-2 years out of college). Broadly though, I think I'm interested in international and economic development - especially in health - or w...
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McKinsey’s Undergraduate Women’s SummitHas anyone attended McKinsey’s Undergraduate Women’s Summit? Especially interested to know if it gives you a leg up during recruitment for summer internships. Would appreciate any insight into the event. ...
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Target UK universities for Consulting Hello, This year I'll start university, and I've received an offer from King's College London for Business Management. Ultimately I want to know if KCL is a target school for management consulting (bearing in mind it has a new business school). I also got an offer from Warwick for Accounting and Fi...
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MBB First Round Interview Response TimeI had my first round interview for an MBB Chicago office yesterday. The recruiter said we should hear back by next Friday the latest, but probably by Wednesday. I know that is what she said, but don't people say if you passed the first round, you get a phone call the night of? I know this is not a ...
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Account sharing -consulting case101 I already bought an account that will be valid til 3 OCT 2017. (Only 1 month left) actually, I no longer need this account anymore. so If you are still interested, i will be happy to share this account with you with the price $25 usd. you can contact me at pangpons(at)live(dot)com Thanks!...
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Why the longggg hours?I know every consultant complains about the long hours, but why exactly the long hours? tons of hours wasted on the road? endless meetings? waiting for others to get something done? or it is some task that truly takes dozens of hours? Say someone is really efficient at solving consulting problems ...
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MBB Written Case InterviewExperienced hire here just got an invite to BCG second round interview, heard there's going to be a written case. What's the best way to practice/prepare? I've searched the forum and didn't find anything specifically helpful. Any advice is much appreciated. ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Management ConsultingWalk me through the process for evaluating active manager's performance. How do you go about attributing performance of the manager to the varying sources of return? If you're forecasting individual line items, that you know must sum up to a separately forecasted total, how do you go about ensuring...
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2017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share information and dead...
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Breaking into MBB/Top Tier Hi WSO, this is my first post, but I have been a user for quite a while. I am currently studying Economics at a semi-target UK university, expecting to graduate with a 1:1 (3.7 - 4.0 GPA). I have undertaken Spring internships in wealth management and at a boutique bank as well as a Summer internshi...
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Tier 2 Consulting to MBB After 1 Year?I am curious to know if MBB firms ever hire consultants at Tier 2 firms after 1 year of work (and how to initiate that process if that is the case). I received final rounds at 2 MBBs during my senior year of undergrad but didn't convert either and ultimately ended up accepting a return offer at my T...
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PrepLounge vs ManagementConsultedHas anyone ever used these sites for case preparation and can provide some insight. Looking to prepare for FT Entry Analyst position. Thanks ...
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IBM - Review - Consulting* travel * Hours * freedom of PTO * benefits * Time off * Collegues * projects . * General Work * Implementations * Lay-offs * Pay * Bonus * Older co-workers * projects ...
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MBA: S&O Summer Internship >>> Re-recruit for MBB 2Y?I was somewhat surprised not to find more info on this already, so wanted to ask the question: what is the general consensus / advice for re-recruiting with MBB as a 2Y? Assume the following: * Current 1Y MBA student at program in 10-20 range * Interning with Deloitte S&O this summer * Had first ro...
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ZS Associates - Interview - N/AThe case interview was difficult because you were given a packet of information and had 45 minutes to prepare 4-5 slides with calculations. Then you present this to other consultants who question you and ask you more questions. It is a large amount of information and calculations where information i...
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AMA: Management Consultant and Value Investor Dear WSO, I'm more than happy to help any WSO’ers with perspectives on management consulting, renewable energy, agriculture, value investing, and life in the Midwest. And in return, I expect to learn from you. My background: I'm a 20-year management and economic/financial consulting veteran ...
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What do you actually do in consulting?Hey everyone, What is the daily schedule of someone In MC like? Im having a hard time grasping what do you guys actually do on a daily basis or what is a project like?...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Risk ManagementThey asked me specific technical questions on my resume and what I may know in my area. They were looking for people with a decent amount of knowledge while willing to learn. It was difficult because I really don't know the knowledge that want in specific areas, but I expressed the will to learn and...
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BCG First Round InterviewHey everyone, I've been through a bunch of different threads, but a lot of them are from years ago so I just wanted a fresh take. I am interviewing for the Associate role at BCG as an experienced hire. I have my first round interview coming up, and does anyone who's been through the process have a...
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How to prep for an Ecommerce Strategy internship within Marketing?Hey Guys, I'll be interning @ a large CPG firm on the Ecommerce strategy team for their largest division. TBH i've done nothing like this in the past, and don't have any experience doing marketing of any kind- anything I should prep for before it starts? I'm planning on brushing up on excel/ppt/...
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2018 FT Consulting Recruiting TimelineWanted to make a thread covering this. If you're a consultant/have info on when recruiting/resume drops will start/end for firms it would be great. ...
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International opportunities at MBBI am entering a joint MBA/MA in international affairs this Fall at an M7 school. My goal is to go into management consulting - preferably MBB. I've spent a lot of time abroad both in college and in my current job and I'd love to continue doing so in the future. Are there opportunities for internat...
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Double majors: Listing only the higher GPAI'm from a target, and I'm double majoring in finance and english. My finance GPA is pathetic, but my english GPA is high - it's close to a 4 . Is it ethical if I list my english GPA as my major gpa? My overall GPA is 3.63, so I could really do with the boost from my "major GPA"...
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Case Interview Partner for Summer 2019Hi all, I'm looking to find case interview partners for this coming Summer. I'm open to all levels of familiarity with the case interview. Drop me a pm with your email and let's get something set up! ...
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BCG First Round Turnaround - Off CycleI first round interviewed for BCG off cycle post MBA consultant position on Friday late afternoon (3 business days ago). The other candidate that interviewed at the exact same time with the exact same people received an email rejection on Monday morning. I have not heard anything and tomorrow is Thu...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - HealthcareHave been able to keep weekends "work free" for the most part since starting here. Great professional development opportunities, already being contacted by numerous recruiters with exit opportunities, brilliant coworkers, interesting projects.. Travel gets really old after about 6 months and often w...
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Consulting Elite BoutiquesSince the last post about this was from 2010 I figured an update might be in order. What are some EBs in consulting? I know boutique may be a term up for discussion but I would say small number of offices (...
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Opportunities for AccelerationHey guys! I'm a rising Junior from a Target School with a Bulge Bracket IB internship for this upcoming summer. I'm definitely thinking about pivoting to management consulting when I recruit Junior fall. One logistical difficulty with this goal is that my IB internship this summer will give me very ...
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Connect to ClearviewHas anyone heard back about the C2C program? I had a second round interview earlier this week and was told that decisions would be sent out by today. ...
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Management technical question!!!discussion for this topic is no longer needed.... excuse me admin, but how can I delete this? Thanks! ...
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McKinsey new office in Austin? I see on McKinsey's website locations - they have listed Austin as an office. Is this a legit consulting office or a support location. Can anyone confirm? ...
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How to break into management consulting as fast as possible? I'm an 19 year old upper secondary school graduate from Finland with a university place in one of the most prestigious business school in Finland where I will start my studies next August. As my major I will study finance and the plan would be to break into management consulting as fast as possibl...
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Feeling a little lost, should I move to Charlotte to try and break into consulting?###**Skip to last 3 paragraphs after skimming background for tl:dr** Background: I just graduated this month from a top 50 undergrad/top 10 public school with a 3.4 in Econ. Last month, I was convinced that the only way to get my foot in the door to IB (what I thought at the time was my most optim...
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Firmsconsulting TCO ProgramHey everyone, I have asked this question before a few years ago, but wanted to ask again. Has anyone used Firmsconsulting services? Can someone vouch for the quality of the training program that they provide? I am wondering because they charge a very high $ for training for off-cycle recruiting, an...
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Do interviewers "go easy" on diversity candidates in comparison to non-diversity candidates?Hey all, I have an interview coming up with Oliver Wyman. It is a final round interview and I am very nervous that I am underprepared. I received the interview because I am a diversity candidate. Does anyone know if the interviewers go "easier" on diversity candidates in comparison to non diversit...
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Two interviews on the same day?So I applied to an MBB, took the PST (with minimal preparation) but got through. They told me that I will be taking two interviews on the same day...one in the day and one in the afternoon. Do you suppose that both constitute Round 1, or the first interview is Round 1 whereas the second interview is...
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Economics Consulting QuestionI've been looking around as to the best way to get into economic consulting with one of the big firms (AG,Brattel,CRA) and I think I'm looking at three options: 1) Get my master in applied econ and then apply to boost my chances 2) Work as a research assistant for a couple of years and then go 3) T...
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Does MBB care where a prospective consultant attended undergraduate if the applicant has a prestigious graduate degree?For example, someone has an associates degree from a community college, and a bachelor's degree from a lower-ranking university (not top-25); however, has either an MBA or Ph.D. from a prestigious school (top 10). ...
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Bain Case InterviewsHi everyone, I've got a Bain case interview coming up - have been practicing cases, and based on what I've seen it appears Bain uses a mix of interviewer / interviewee led cases. They also seem to like using heavy graphs / charts as part of their cases. Can anyone with relevant experience please con...
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EY TAS (OTS) to Parthenon-EYHello, If someone is working in EY's Transactions Advisory Services (TAS)' Operational Transaction Services (OTS) practice, would it be possible for that person to transfer to Parthenon-EY? They are housed under TAS so at least its the same group but I understand that they are strategy focused. H...
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Deloitte Digital vs IBM Digital?I already have 2 years of work under my belt and got an offer for IBM digital as a senior consultant and Deloitte digital as a entry-level consultant. Pay is relatively similar so I'm more looking at each more in terms of growth opportunity and exit options. ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - GeneralistFrankly, it was unexpected that the recruiter was not more prepared. I had prepared for the interview but she had not even reviewed my resume. This was definitely a waste of both of our times. It was a simple phone screen, so no difficult questions. Frankly, it was unexpected that the recruiter was...
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LEK Consulting - Review - GeneralistEarly management responsibility Prestigious clients, cool projects Ability to transition to buy side . Unpredictable hours Having a limited say as to the cases you work on Lack of diversity of practices and others...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - ConsultingSpecific questions asked in my interview / interview breakdown. 1. Interviewer gave a brief intro of him/herself (2 mins), then asked me to do the same. 2. Q: why consulting? 3. Q: Typical McK PEI question, describe a time where you had to lead a team, tell me what's good about it and any difficulti...
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Accenture - Interview - GeneralistThe business strategy Managing Director asked me the following question: "What, in your experience, causes IT projects to fail?" I was surprised as I expected questions and/or cases focusing more on a more strategic level. Luckily I had quite a lot of experience working in IT projects from my in in...
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Best Case Interview Resources 2018Hello! I was searching for the best case interview resources in previous threads, but couldn't find one that's up to date. As a rising senior, what are some of the best case interview resources that I should be using this summer to prep for strategy consulting case interviews? I've heard case in po...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistI was asked about a time I worked in a team. It is not a particularly tough question but I found it hard to sufficiently answer it. I would provide my answer and the interviewer would have multiple questions about incredibly minute details about the situation. During the case part it is not expected...
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Europe MBB recruiting in the summerHi all, In terms of optimal recruiting period, is it a good time of the year to apply to MBB in Europe during the summer, i.e., July-September? Thank you!...
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IT Strategy Consulting ServicesBenefits of IT Strategy Consulting Services ? can we enhance online business with this services ?...
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AMA: Non-target undergrad to MBBHi all, Been using this site throughout my college career, and it's really helped me out so I think it's time to give back. I love reading success stories on the site, especially non-target ones, so I thought I'd share my own in order to help others who are trying to get jobs, especially you non-ta...
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ATK undergraduate internshipDoes A.T. Kearney have a business analyst internship program for juniors? Can anyone shed any light on this? ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - GeneralistHow to structure a deal given unique circumstances What do you consider to be the greatest achievement in your life, and what drove those successes. On the spot questions, that were unexpected and had to think quickly that is not to waffly What is your ideal job Interview over skype was a challenge....

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