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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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Anyone here a Dr. of Business AdmisnistrationI have found a reputable program that offers a DBA. I am curious as to thoughts of the value of attaining one and it's value to income if you did not attend a top 10 MBA program. If your MBA is a top 50 Regional, would a DBA offer you a career or salary boost. Spending another 90-100k plus is a roug...
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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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Alvarez & Marsal - corp solutions groupJust came across an opening at A&M's Corporate Solutions Group(CSG) for an analyst role. What is their CSG group like? Is that A&M's strongest arm? How good is their brand in terms of getting into M7 or top 10 B schools? Is the firm so weak that a superstar performer for 3-4 years still wont make ...
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The Path of Least Resistance into ConsultingProfile - I work at a fortune 500 telecom and I chose a regional part time MBA program. Here were my reasons. First, cost, my Post 9-11 GI Bill covers 60% of tuition and fees (15 Years Army Reserve Officer). My company covers 15-20% give or take, which left me to finance the remaining 25%. I am livi...
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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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Is it worth going to information sessions of companies on campus as a sophomore? If I already have a good idea of what the company does (a MBB firm) and what the internship cycle generally looks like, is it still worth it for me to go? I'm assuming I won't really be able to recruit for internships as a sophomore, but is it still a good networking opportunity? ...
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Lateral move after 3-4 years in strategy consulting?Hello, Looking for advice, anecdotes or words of caution regarding moving firms after 3-4 years, whether it be before or during business school. And if you don't think it's possible, I'd be interested to hear why. I'm currently at a strategy firm (think Vault Top 10 but not MBB or Big 4) and have ...
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Management consulting from social science Hi, I am scheduled to complete my PhD in a social science discipline next fall and made the decision to not pursue a career in higher education as I initially planned. Since learning about management consulting several months ago, I have been very intrigued by the opportunities this field offers and...
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2018 Vault Consulting 50 Releasedhttp://www.vault .com/company-rankings/consulting/vault-consulting-50 1. McKinsey (9.296) 2. BCG (9.218) 3. Bain (9.192) 4. Deloitte (8.258) 5. OW (7.730) 6. Bridgespan (7.689) 7. Putnam (7.649) 8. Parthenon-EY (7.589) 9. LEK (7.520) 10. Brattle Group (7.487) ... 18. Strategy& (7.143)! Reactions? ...
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Examples of Internal Consulting GroupsWhat are some names and examples of internal consulting groups at American companies? I’ve heard of in-house consulting arms at companies like American Express, Citi, and P&G. I these groups have become commonplace in business. Looking for further insight on the role they can plan within a company...
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Rising Senior Desperately Needing Advice on FT Recruiting please adviseHi all, I am a rising senior at a top-10, non-Ivy target school, double majoring in economics/political science. I am committed to a career in consulting, and all the top firms (MBB, Oliver Wyman, LEK, ATK, Deloitte S&O etc.) recruit on campus. However, I am extremely worried that my resume won't ...
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Looking for a case partner to practiseHi monkeys, rising senior here looking to practise cases for full time recruiting. Happy to share subscriptions/resources as well. also have a background and offer in banking; hmu if you want to talk about that....
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Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Summer Very straightforward. Was asked how I organize my schedule, why public sector advising, why PwC? The case interview was very standard (given this search and rescue crisis in Africa, how should responsibilities be delegated to different US federal agencies). It was a bit awkward because it was over S...
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Breaking into consulting senior year, ex-premedHey there everyone! For the past 3 years I have been preparing for a career in medicine, but about 2 weeks ago I made the life-changing decision to drop medicine and go into consulting. While I am on track to get into a top 20 medical school, I realized that medicine may not be what I actually lov...
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2nd tier consulting company in a "Hub" city vs 1st tier (MBB) in a satellite (regional) city // (in Asia)Hello everyone, I'm considering to decide on multiple options and here to ask for any useful advice. Though I'm talking about the Asian market here, I would appreciate if you can share any personal experience/thoughts as I don't have many consultants around me to ask for advice. Option 1. 2nd Tier...
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IBM CbD vs Deloitte Federal BTAHi everyone, So I've received full time offers for IBM CbD as an Analytics Consultant - Commercial (Financial Services) and from Deloitte Consulting as a Federal BTA. I am currently located in the Washington, DC metro area, so I would not be relocating to take the Deloitte job, but IBM is in Chicag...
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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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University Choice for ConsultingHi WSO! I am a senior in high school and want to become a Management Consultant or an Investment Banker in the future. I applied for universities in the UK, Canada, and HK. As an international student, US universities were too expensive compared to my other choices. I have conditional offers from...
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Transferring Location Flexibility within MBBHi, longtime lurker here. How flexible are MBB in terms of changing location after you start? So say one goes to Booth/Kellogg and then lands one of the three in Chicago for a summer position. Is it possible without too much luck/hassle to then transfer internally to the desired office when one star...
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Company Interview: Houlihan Lokey - ConsultantThe interviews were pretty straightforward. No behavioral questions were out of the ordinary, mostly questions about my background and how I responded to situations in which I was leading teams. The case questions were pretty standard as well, with most being general profitability questions and qu...
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McKinsey Problem Solving TestI managed to work my way into getting a interview at McKinsey. I've been scheduled an interview along with a problem solving test next week. I was wondering what the best way to prepare for this is. Any sites I should know? Are there sample tests around somewhere? 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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Should I try for MBB with a 3.5?Hi all, I'm going to be a senior a semi target university (CMU) but my gpa is only 3.5. Should I try for MBB at all by networking to get an interview or just aim for Tier 2 firms? Thanks!!...
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Lateral Entry into Deloitte S&O Hello there, I graduated from college in 2013. I have been for the last 2 years working for an internal consulting group at a BB. I feel I have learned as much as I could from my current role and wanted to pursue opportunities in Management Consulting. Based on discussions on this forum, I take it ...
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Transferring from Deloitte S&O to Deloitte Digital?How easy is it to go from Deloitte S&O to Deloitte Digital? I know most want to go the other way but I see a longer term career in Digital vs S&O...
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Deloitte S&O lay offs?Seeing the extent to which the big D gets hyped here in a constant basis, can a few of you shine some light on why there are a lot of lay offs to be happening in S&O and why campus hiring is minimal? I know Tech and Digital are doing fine. Is Deloitte trying to specialize towards Tech and Digital an...
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Case Practice - Slack ChannelHi, I have created a slack channel (https://slack.com/) to share case practice related resources and to discuss queries and ideas. If you are practicing cases and would like to join, please message me your email address, the current level of practice and school. I will send you an invite on your ...
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Healthcare/Life Sciences Firms: Interviews and OffersI'm applying to several healthcare firms and other strategy consulting firms as a Life Sciences Phd. I thought we should start a thread to discuss which firms have sent out interviews and results. Anyone hear from any firms?...
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Company Review: Oliver Wyman - nice companyglobal exposure great communication strong in fs investment in people assets overall, great experience. prestige (compared to mbb) -> limited exit opps.. focus on FS- if interested in other industries, other competitors may be better firt for you...
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Best Schools for MBB and Tier 2 Consulting -- Need InsightHi everyone, I had a younger friend ask me about her options for good schools in consulting. Mostly focused on MBB however, willing to hear feedback on Tier 2 as well. If there is already a comprehensive list, that'd be great but I couldn't find anything substantial. I'm not sure of the IB "target...
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Tier 2 B-School Placement??Hi all. I've tried researching on both this and the b-school forums as well as on B-School sites themselves, but I can't find any information. Does anyone know what B-School placement looks like out of T2 firms (S&O, S&, OW)? Or could anyone point me to where I would be able to find information rele...
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Company Interview: Booz Allen Hamilton - ConsultantLots of technical questions since I was going for a more Cost Estimation/Price Analyst role. Got a lot of Excel questions on how I used the Pivot data and what formulas would I use to solve a given problem. Other questions included SQL related questions. Other than the technical questions, it was ma...
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Company Interview: IMS Consulting Group - Engagement ManagerAll 4 interviews had fairly standard questions; asking me to go through my work experience, going through my CV and focusing on specific aspects of my work experience etc. There were also questions such as "Why do you want to work with us"; "Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years", "How do you mana...
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Breaking Into Consulting w/ No Direct ExperienceHow can I sell my experience from my sales & recruitment internship to break into Big 4 consulting? Economics major w/ Information Technology minor. Entering my final year of undergrad and applying for IT advisory positions this Fall with a focus on EY and Deloitte. However, my current work experie...
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The Real Take on WUSTL (vs. Cornell)?Hey guys, I know that these threads have been beaten to death, but after scouring them, I am rather unclear about the recruiting options at WUSTL. I have read forums where people say recruiters refer to it as a community college, and I've read others where they say it has a strong presence in consul...
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Canadian MBA -> MBB ConsultingHi WSO, I wanted to gain a better understanding of the post MBA consulting scene in Canada. Which MBA programs would allow me to break into the top 3 Strategy firms? Based on my initial research, it seems that Ivey, Rotman, and Queens seem to be the most "target". Also since employment reports don'...
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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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Looking for case partnerAs the title states, I'm looking for a case partner who can practice cases over the phone with me (I'm also down to split the cost of some online case materials). PM if interested. Thanks!...
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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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Does McKinsey require the PST when interviewing for all positions with the firm?As the subject line states, does McKinsey require the PST for all roles throughout the world? For example, Analytics, Research, etc....
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Finally getting a MBB interview!Just wanted to share with someone. Finally got an interview at a MBB and I am beyond pumped. My PhD is in hard sciences/engineering from a very small private school that isn't well known other than in engineering. I graduated with my PhD 3 years ago, despite networking and applying multiple times di...
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Specific Courses on ResumeHey everyone, Student here at a target studying business gearing up for fall recruiting! Been working on my resume, and have a question regarding listing relevant coursework on my resume: I have worked consulting for the past two summers at some boutiques, and have strong volunteer experience. Unf...
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MEM or master of finance to get into MBB or Top IBsHi , I am an engineering student from India with Bachelors and masters in chemical engineering and a minor in economics from the Top school in India .I wish to enter into MBB firms in USA or any IB profile would be great as well.Which of these masters courses would be best suited for the above obje...
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Getting interviews at all 3 MBB firms from a non-IvyHow many people get interviews for undergrad summer internship from all 3 MBB without going to any Ivy? If you do, but don't get an internship, how competitive are you for full-time recruiting? ...
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Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Advisory InternOverall, the interview wasn't that difficult. The case was given in advance, but the case questions weren't, so the most difficult part was operating under time pressure, then presenting that information overall, logically and calmly. In the behavioral portion, I was surprised by how casual it was. ...
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Company Interview: McKinsey and Co - Summer Business AnalystThe cases were relatively complex. Although the company is very particular about not disclosing the specifics of the case, they are esoteric and very open ended questions, many of which one can get an example of by looking at the McKinsey website. There is really no way to predict the type of case q...
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McKinsey SDLI stats?hey all. i'm a current freshman at a target ivy, and i'm thinking about consulting diversity internship programs for summer 2018. obviously, McKinsey's sdli program caught my eye. just wanted to get a sense of how competitive it was with regard to GPA, work exp., and any other factors that are impor...
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5 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from Oliver Wyman (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the year-end review genuinely thinking I'd be told I was promoted. There are a few words one never forgets, and the sentence that'll stick with me forever ...
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Updates/Info for Tier 2 ADC Consulting OpportuntiesCan we use this area to share deadlines/info/updates from other, non-MBB firms? The other thread is already pretty long!...
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Breaking into Life Science Consulting Hi All! I've seen a lot of posts about people transitioning from a PhD into life science consulting, but none regarding people who want/who have jumped ship with just a Master's Degree. I have a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and have been working at a startup biomedical company for over...
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BCG Sophomore Growing Future Leaders Internship Has anyone applied, or does anyone know anything about this program, i.e. is it new this year? Google doesn't have much information on it....
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Strategy Consulting at a Top Firm - What are my chances ReallySo I'm a professional engineer in systems engineering (female, if that makes any difference at all), 4 years experience and doing a part time MBA and seriously targeting a switch into management consulting, but I want MBB. Kicker is that I live in Vancouver and don't really want to leave. I go to ...
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Worth transferring? (OSU to UMich)Hello WSO! I made a post about this about 7 months ago, but things have changed and I am in dire need of advice. I am a rising sophomore at Ohio State in the business school looking to go into consulting, while also looking at IB. I am considering transferring to Michigan. I understand that Ross ...
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3.9 GPA (in a useless major) from an Ivy League school. How do I break into consulting?.......................................................................................................
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Minimum GPA for ACN/Big 4/FTI .. basically anything thats not MBBAnyone know the minimum GPA requirements for basically any firm thats not MBB? I was wondering because before I invest all my free time networking for consulting, is it even possible for me to get a FT/internship offer with a below average GPA....
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How to prepare for a case interview in 3-4 days?I was just invited to interview with PwC for their summer internship program for juniors in technology consulting/advisory. I'm finishing up an internship with them right now that's open to sophomores so this is basically an exit interview for next summer. For those who are unfamiliar with PwC's ca...
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Consulting Case Interview Practice Partner - in Toronto or via SKYPEHey guys, I'm looking for some partners to do practice case interviews for fall recruitment 2017. I have started listening to LOMS and reading Victor Cheng's book but would still consider myself pretty beginner. Please comment below if interested!...
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How long to hear back?Had a final interview at a mid-size consulting firm on Friday 8/4/17. Just wondering what is an appropriate length of time before reaching out to the recruiter to check status on the process. Getting a little worried that I have not heard anything back. The interview was for a consultant level posit...
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Informational threads for APD programs?I was wondering if there was a thread that lists advice for APD/ADC applications? Would happily accept any pointers from accepted candidates!...
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JD vs MBA for Consulting career progressionSo I'm undecided between an MBA, JD, or MBA/JD. Given my academic and professional background I'm relatively confident of being admitted at strong programs in both. So my conundrum is that with a JD I could do legal aid work that I am passionate about and as I eventually want to run for office there...
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Help for Stern Admit: Management Consulting or non-Ibanking career?Hello, I have received an admit from NYU Stern for the FT program. I am not sure if I want to get into investment banking given that I am married and it would take a toll on my family life. Management consulting is one of the options. For class of 2014 28% got full-time jobs in consulting compared...
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Accenture Tech Labs ChicagoAnyone know anything about Accenture tech labs? Exit ops? Pay?...
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Digital Strategy: Deloitte Digital (DB&S) vs. Digital McKinsey vs. BCG DVFor the last year I have been doing consulting for a small boutique firm focused on Digital Strategy consulting. However, I have the opportunity to move up to a bigger firm. I'm currently in the process with Deloitte Digital's strategy practice (Digital Business & Strategy), and also BCG Digital V...
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Offer from Deloitte, with a paycutHello everyone! I am new to this forum and was so glad to have stumbled upon this site. I was hoping to receive some input from the members on here regarding a dilemma I'm facing. I have received an offer to join Deloitte as a Consultant. I'm currently with a small firm making what a senior consu...
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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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Big 4 Audit Intern -> ??? -> Masters in Business Analytics -> Consulting?Dear all, Finishing off my Big 4 audit internship this summer and I am at a bit of a Decision Point: I want to get into management consulting .. and I am planning on doing a masters in business analytics at my university (NEXT year). My goal for this year was to find a relevant winter 2018 or sum...
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MBB Recruiting Chances - Feedback requestedHello, I am looking for some BRUTALLY HONEST feedback on my profile and my chances of securing a MBB internship offer. If anyone has done any recruiting at MBB firms your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Here is my background: * Accepted and about to begin at an M7 MBA program (think Boot...
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Summer internship targetsI am a MiM student in EU and im considering my options for a summer internship. My target if a FT in MBB by the time i finish ( 2019). Hypothesizing that i don't get a MBB summer internship, what are the next best alternatives? I was considering either big tech (FB, Google etc) or start-up related...
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Does anyone know what to expect from a phone interview with Deloitte?Hi guys, A few days ago, I received a phone call from a recruiter at Deloitte regarding an entry level analyst position that I applied to online. It was very casual and straight-forward, and at the end, the recruiter set up a phone interview for another time. I'm a bit confused: I guess the phone ...
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Company Interview: IBM - Consulting internshipThere were actually no unexpected interview questions asked - everything was what one would expect from a consulting interview (case section, then a fit section). They want to see your interest in the firm and your ability to apply a framework to a problem. The interviewer clarified questions durin...
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2017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2017 McKinsey Insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to!...

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