Do I get a second chance?
Last year, as a junior at a target school, I already had an undergraduate research grant lined up for the summer when a few of my friends suggested I apply for some consulting summer internships. I applied at the last minute and did first round interviews at Mck, Bain,. I didn't prepare at all, and they did not go well.
After doing my own research project I realize that academia is not for me. I've gotten much more serious about full time recruiting, have been preparing, practicing cases, etc.. Will they hold my failure against me when I apply start applying this fall?