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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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How long does BCG keep old applications on file?Anyone got any idea? I applied during my MBA 8 years ago. My marks were terrible and I didn't get called in for an interview. I am now looking to apply for a role in one of their niche practices, I have built up some nice experience in this area over the past few years. Would hate my old applicati...
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Company Interview: Deloitte Consulting - S&O summer analystThe interviewer who gave me case was intentionally giving me pressure. He questioned every single answer that I gave, and the math was harder than what I expected. Case it self was similar format with deloitte's interactive case practice sample. They gave me initial situation, but I was not allowed ...
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Anyone ADC still waiting for Bain Final round decision?Hi there. I was wondering how many of you interviewed with Bain North American offices last Friday have already heard back? I know for my target office(Atlanta), 1 got rejected on the same day and 2 are still waiting. I was wondering what is going on now? Any thoughts?...
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Will robots replace your consulting or financial career?I was recently reading a couple of books – Rise of the Robot by Martin Ford and Humans Do Not Need Apply by Jerry Kaplan. Both books share insights on the demise of both the industrial and knowledge eras. Both books provide key themes and stark warnings about the future of automation and its pot...
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Ask Me Anything - Federal Consulting at a Tier Two FirmIn light of the posts I've seen here and there regarding federal consulting, I figured I'd give a shot at an AMA. We all know that commercial consulting has all the glamour, but federal consulting *can* be just as glamorous. I say *can*, because it is very easy, in my experience, to get trapped in p...
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Getting Into Management Consulting as a Recent GraduateAs a recent college graduate I have been exploring options within the consulting profession (mainly management and strategy consulting). I have a few questions about the profession, and how to get my foot in the door. Before I start a few details about my situation: -I graduated from Bentley Univer...
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Company Review: Booz Allen Hamilton - Amazing place to learnGreat hours, work life balance, flexibility, great place to learn and explore interests, excellent introduction to world of finance. Not as much opportunity for growth without leaving to go somewhere else, small office, not in a major urban area...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Great place to work at. Especially for a first job out of collegeThere are a lot of very accomplished people within the organization. If you are determined, there will be opportunities to pursue any type of opportunities. Everyone wants the same type of projects and there simply isn't enough demand for resources. To be a top performer extra curricular is required...
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Company Review: Booz Allen Hamilton - booz allen internit was good. they took really good care of us, pay wise. i never felt like anyone was inaccessible when i reahed out.. it is a bummer that you have to quit work at 40 hours. there is so much more work to be done, but it can't be....
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2017 MBB Recruitment Experienced HireHey everyone, Created this track to keep track of MBB applications for experienced hires! I'll get started McKinsey - applied 08/20, rejected 09/06 BCG - applied 08/30, waiting Bain - applied 09/02, waiting Oliver Wyman - applied 08/30, waiting....
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Company Interview: Ernst and Young - Summer InternThere weren't really any most difficult questions overall. It was the way the questions were phrased and how the interview was conducted that really threw me off. It was very precise questions relating to work methods, communication skills, team-works, etc. Among the questions I remember, were the f...
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Company Review: Accenture - Chicago Accenture Experienced HireStrong work-life balance (average week is 50 hours), interesting clients/projects, and strong opportunities for development. . SAP implementations seem to be the most common project, which is disappointing. Working on "pivoting to the new" but not quite there....
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Switch from Tier 2 firm internship to MBB full timeHey guys, I'm currently an intern at a tier 2 consulting firm in Hong Kong ending at end of December. I'm currently looking to apply for an MBB full time position but heard that they are usually reluctant to recruit consultants from another firm because they've already adopted a different culture a...
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Job offer decisions!Hey guys, I have 3 offers that I'm trying to decide between. I want to base my decision on the type of work and bschool placement. Any insight would be appreciated greatly. 1) Big 4 Financial Advisory- Operational Process Consulting 2) F500 Corporate Strategy- Major airlines 3) Boutique Decision Sc...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Great learning experience, great brand. Will get you in the door basically anywhere- great atmosphere - super smart peers - high compensation vs. industry - high prestige compared to most other jobs. - long work hours - some partners are not focused on worklife balance - not all strategy cases, some long implementation (not so sexy)...
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Company Review: PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC M&A AdvisoryTeam is great, interesting deals to work on, great culture, pay for additional education (CFA, ACCA, etc). - highly cyclical, depending on time not much to work on - cantine food is terrible - huge and unnecessary overhead...
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AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" ConsultingHi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family issues and frankly, maturity...
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PwC Financial Due Diligence GroupHey Guys. First time posting on here. Interviewing with PwC for a senior associate role in the financial Due Diligence group in Atlanta. If anyone has any information about this group including responsibilities, salary expectations, interview help (Believe there is a case study and behavioral questi...
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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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Company Review: Navigant Consulting - nbnvbkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...
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Arthur D. Little 2nd Round - Business AnalystHello! I got my first round through cold calling and it was with a manager and a consultant. It consisted of a behavioral part and business case. The first round was about 60 minutes-ish and it included a stress element (interviewers were talking to each other while solving the case.) Now I got...
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2018 Summer Consulting Internship Timeline Megathread? Is there one of these for the consulting forum? I don't have much information regarding to the timeline of the more known and less known firms. When should applications open for a majority of the firms? First round interviews? etc. ...
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How are Treacy, FTI Consulting, and Huron Consulting Group Viewed?I don't see people mention these firms a lot on WSO. What is the reputation of these firms in the consulting industry? Thanks!...
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Company Interview: KPMG - Associate DirectorDirector interviewer - he didn't bother with the case (I could tell from his demeanor he simply didn't believe in it). Just a general chit chat about my background, what KPMG does, their clients, my motivations, my thoughts on their practice, the industry of their clients etc. Nice guy and a good ch...
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Company Interview: NERA Economic Consulting - Summer AnalystGetting two recommendation letters and a writing sample together within the span of around one week was nerve wracking. I feel that it's a lot to ask of an undergraduate because I have never heard of anything like this before. However, it is a very academic industry, so at least they were thorough a...
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Company Interview: IBM - CbD ConsultantWe were provided a case study on a coffee company that we were to work on with an assigned group of other interviewees. We were provided some financials on the company and a two-page brief on the scenario. The task was to devise a method of digital transformation for the coffee company with our grou...
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FULL TIME1st Rounds Next WeekFULL TIME 1ST ROUNDS NEXT WEEK - Please shed some light this fellow monkeys, Thank you so much, guys!...
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McKinsey corruption; anyone troubled and what can happen to them?What is everyone's opinion on the worsening corruption scandal that McKinsey is involved in down in South Africa? It seems to be spreading to Europe now that a London-based director and head of the public and social impact practice is also implicated with similar corruption allegations. Also, does ...
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Junior Research Analyst Interview, McKinsey, WalthamDear baboons, is anyone familiar with hiring process for Junior Research Analyst position at McKinsey in Waltham? According to Glassdoor, interview for research analyst position involves a case study? Can anyone confirm that? It seems that reviewers at glassdoor are confusing RA and Business Analys...
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Company Interview: EY commercial risk advisoryI have an prelimary digital interview with EY for their risk advisory practice where I record myself answering questions, and then send the recording in for review. HS anyone done this with EY and have any intel? Also, how is commercial risk advisory with EY?...
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Company Review: Accenture - MC financial servicesYou get to work on a lot of interesting stuff, new tech emerging and analyze how this will change businesses. You have to get staffed on a good project, otherwise you could get some boring day-to-day stuff to do ...
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Non-target student with full-time offers to 2/3 MBB's. Ask me anything! Hey everyone, this site has been fairly helpful to me throughout the last few years, so I figured it was finally time to give back. I'm currently in my senior year of undergraduate, and I have offers from 2/3 MBBs (made it to final rounds at the 3rd, but was rejected after final round). I would love...
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Company Interview: PricewaterhouseCoopers - Advisory Intern1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Tell me about a time you had to convince another person. 3. What are you studying in school and why? 4. Tell me about a time you had a had to make a hard decision. 5. Tell me what PwC Advisory does. 6. Why do you think Advisory is the right fit for you? 7. ...
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Has anyone interviewed at Parthenon-EY recently?Just want to know what I can expect in terms of interview format. Do they like acquisition cases since they do a lot of PE?...
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Core Consulting Entry Level and Senior Job DescriptionI'm having major issues trying to apply for this job as I can't access the job specs and therefore don't know which is best for me to apply (joint MD/PhD holder). Any ideas? Also, do OW usually sponsor visas in US offices? Cheers...
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Company Review: Oliver Wyman - Strong, quirky place to start a career for those willing to work for what they wantPay, international opportunities, content focus, collegiality, opportunity for deep specialization in content and industry. FS-focus, outdated office, lack of a focus MBA pipeline means opportunity advances but some young managers and Principals...
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Possible to go from F100 Strategy Consultant to MBB?So I recently graduated undergrad and joined a F100 Insurance company in a 3-year rotational program. I'm currently a a Strategy Analyst and have been in the role for a few months now. It's a high-impact role with constant interactions with executives and officers. The work is typical consulting wor...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Simply one of the best.One of the best things about working for this company is the open and honest culture management has done its best to emulate.. One of the things I dislike about this company is that service lines and offerings tend to feel very separated. Unless you know where to look, or who to ask, its hard to und...
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Do consulting firms hire candidates from MEng degrees? I'm thinking of applying to MEng programs in IEOR at Berkeley/Cornell, etc. Do MBB firms hire candidates from such MEng programs? What about MS programs? I've a perception that MBBs generally group students from MEng, MS and Bachelors degrees from a particular college into the same pool and then p...
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UIUC or DePaul for accounting/finance?I'm currently a junior at UIUC college of business. This is my first semester here as I am a transfer student. I'm from Chicago and so far adjusting to UIUC and the small/college town life has been very difficult and I really just don't like it here. I thought about transferring to DePaul seeing ...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Amazing place!Amazing people. Best large organization I've ever seen run. Contrarians are welcome. Great compensation. Lots of travel. Lots of powerpoint. Lots of excel. Random locations. Being the man behind the curtain instead of the operator....
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Company Review: PricewaterhouseCoopers - yet to seelocal staffing, projects thus far have been in my local market, makes for minimal travel and better work life balance. impact of project, mostly implementation projects. The strategy is predetermined by another firm, focus on helping the clients execute...
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MBB to PE time frame?I've read that PE recruiting for BB analysts occurs very early in their tenures. Do candidates from MBB applying for more operational roles interview at the same time (~18 months prior to starting at a fund)? If so, I would imagine this doesn't leave many engagements for one to establish a strong...
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2017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/ ...
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What corporate positions are best aligned to generalists consultant skills with <2 years experience?I am an undergrad hired consultant approaching my 2 years in Consulting for a strategy focused firm. In my time I have been a generalist and am looking forward to finding a corporate home for a better work/life balance, chance to focus in on an industry and raise the corporate ranks. But I am havi...
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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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Best Place to learn about M&A StrategiesWhat are the best places to boot camp or learn strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions? Websites, books, blogs, and which company leads in this discipline, or personal experiences....
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1ST Round Phone Intervews Next Week?Monkeys, can you please share1st Rounds Phone Interviews Received this past week/next week? Thank you so much monkeys, please keep sharing!...
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Jump to Deloitte?I am looking for some advice on a career decision I need to make. I graduated from a top 10 MBA in 2016 and landed a spot at PwC's Deals team (not S&) where I have been for a year. I haven't really enjoyed work, it's been mostly PMO projects, and I feel like I am not learning alot of useful things ...
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Another round of layoffs at PwC...How accurate are these rumors?...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Great place to start your career, but client services can wear on you quicklyExceptional senior executive exposure (C-suite level engagement) at low tenure, learning how to think through problems in a structured, comprehensive, and analytical way.. Client service is a real emotional and mental drain, corporations move too slowly and the culture is often too political to get ...
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I'm depressed. When should I quit?Dear all, I have stayed at this newly founded specialized consulting firm for now one year. Before that I was fresh out of school and considering what to do with my life. After having tried it for a year, I know this is not what I want to do. My Master's was focused on econometrics and finance, ...
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US Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat)Does anyone know any US diplomats? I am a post mba management consultant now but am thinking about becoming a US Diplomat. I have always been interested in global affairs and i use to study history and world maps every single day when i was a kid. The salary is a 100K a year which is more than e...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Top Audit firm with mediocre consulting arm1. Fun people in the M&A practice (Chicago office) 2. Few of the Partners in the practice are great . 1. Lack of Strategy 2. Poor Rewards and Recognition strategy (lack of transparency) 3. Focus on cost cutting 4. Poor performance / talent management (Rewards have nothing to do with perf...
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Economic Consulting: exit opportunitiesHi everyone, I'm about to start my career in Economic Consulting at a major firm (think CRA / Oxera / NERA) in the Regulatory Finance practice in Europe. The job seems extremely interesting now, and much more analytical than both IB and Management Consulting. Although, I heard that it can get borin...
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Bulge Bracket IBD to Top MBB, uncertainty!Hi All, I am currently a post MBA IBD Associate at a bulge bracket bank (1.5 years now). I recently got an offer from a top MBB (Mck/BCG). I am trying to figure out if the move is in my best interests and was hoping for some thoughts. Ideally, *i think *my next step would have been PE, but since...
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D1 Athlete but from low tier academic I am a D1 college basketball player going into my senior year and currently trying to break into consulting. I currently have two undergrads in finance and international business, 3.42 GPA, and will be finished with an MBA in the spring, 3.8 GPA. The problem is my school is low tier academically, an...
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First round interviews - HELPHi All, I have just received news that my first round interviews for a strategy consulting firm will be held within the next 10 days. I am from a non-target uni and this is my best chance of landing a job in consulting. This will be my first real case study and I am struggling to prepare on my own ...
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Entry level consulting vs. data scienceLooking for some opinions/information about skill specific entrance ops into consulting. My plan after graduating was to do tech consulting for 3-5 years, move into a data science focused position to solidify my technical skills, than take those back into consulting. I had a consulting internship, e...
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Company Interview: KPMG - ConsultantThere were no difficult or unexpected interview questions asked in the first round. The biggest challenge of the second round was conversing with senior interviewers who had different interviewing styles (ex: one of the interviewers would not display any facial reactions to answers, another intervie...
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ConsultingCase101 - Sharing AccountI'm looking to share an account for ConsultingCase101 with a couple people to minimize cost for everyone. Does anyone want to share? Please comment/message me and we can work out the details. Looking to get an account for 3-6 months....
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Account share -consulting case 101 I already bought it, valid til mid of oct2017 If anyone is interested to spilt the cost with me, feel free to leave your email below I will contact you Thanks!...
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Is it Possible to Prepare for and Ace Consulting Interviews in One Month?I am planning on doing FT consulting recruiting, but I haven't seriously practiced yet in terms of doing cases. Is it possible to prepare for consulting interviews and get offers from top firms if I have no prior background in consulting? How should I go about preparing and studying for these interv...
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Doing a Side Hustle at MBB?Hi All, I want to get some views from current / past consultants who have side hustled at MBB I am making the assumption that a lot of new consultants are not entirely sure about a career in MBB, and a lot come in with a degree of entrepreneurial aspirations If you were able too / not able to ma...
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BCG - unusual 2nd round interviewGreetings to all! I recently completed my 2nd round interviews with BCG, and I'm now at a complete loss as to what to expect based on the HIGHKY unusual flow of the process. Here is the summary of my interview process to date to help inform your opinions of what could be happening. Group speculatio...
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McKinsey: Difference between consultant and BA?What is the difference between the consultant role and business analyst role? Are they the same thing and McKinsey just uses a different name than usual, or is there a significant difference?...
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CPA with 3 years of audit experience at Big4. Now wanting to switch to Strategy consulting with an MBA in Strategy/Consulting.Hi everyone! I'm a CPA and have 3 years of experience working with a Big 4 firm as an Audit Associate and eventually Senior Associate in the past year. I'm now looking to get into an elite B school and get an MBA specialising in Strategy/Consulting and eventually get into a Strategy consulting role ...
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Chemical Engineering 3.11 GPA, Non-Target State, Strong Leadership ECs, Quick Career Progression - Can I make it to M7/MBB?Hey all, I think have a fairly unique situation, so I thought I'd seek some insight. I went to a non-target state school on the east coast where I got my BS in Chemical Engineering, my cumulative GPA upon Graduation was 3.11. Unfortunately hindsight is 20-20 - during my time in undergrad I subscri...
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Cover Letter Help for Non-Traditional Background from TargetCould someone critique my cover letter? I'm coming from a non-traditional background so I figure it will be more important than usual because people will read my resume and think "Why is this guy applying here?" https://imgur.com/n7Xchsq Paragraph 1 is intro, why consulting/career switch, why this...
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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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