Lateral into MBB
Hi WSO! I just started at an economic consulting firm (think NERA, Cornerstone, Brattle etc.) and am hoping to lateral into. I'm not the biggest fan of the work that economic consulting does & am hoping to work at a firm that will down the line (was admitted to a H/S/W deferred). I know I'd have to reset to AC/BA level, which is okay with me. For context, I did not land any interviews during FT MBB recruiting last year, which I know makes this an even steeper uphill battle. I know that I can get referrals at 2/3 MBBs (friends and alumni from my school), however, I'm not sure if that will be enough to land me interviews. How realistic is this (especially given these times and . consulting "background")? Should I be applying during the campus recruiting cycle or would it be to my advantage to apply at off-peak times? Are my odds higher if I stick it out a year at my current job before applying to MBB? Any insights or tips are greatly appreciated :) Thank you!!!