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WSO Hall of Fame: Consulting Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

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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Passionate about Corp Strategy role, don't have the "typical" experience

nirmala.ssn

Hi, I am in the Big 4 M&A practice with experience in diligence, IT cost optimization and IT strategy. Have a MS degree from a B-school...so not your typical MBA and MBB profile. I am interested in pursuing a Corp Strategy role in industry. Would like your thoughts on how to break the profile ba...

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PwC vs. S& Pay

wannabe_hfm

Hey gang. I saw recently that PwC Advisory and S& both pay 85k out of undergrad now. Is this true? And does this mean the firm plans on ironing out differences in comp going forward? Thanks!...

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Power of an MD's referral

Tallfinanceguy

Hi WSO, I am currently job searching for a management consulting job after I graduate undergrad next May. I am close friends with an MD at one of the big four, and he has said numerous times he would help me get a job at his firm. However, all the ideal job postings ( Strategy and ops and TAS ) req...

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How small is too small?

ltjenkins

Posting for a friend. Got a gig with a Big 4 firm on west coast for valuation/transaction advisory. When he arrived, was told, no positions in that and was assigned to an utterly unrelated project with no clear path to transition into it. Very disappointed. He was offered a job as a analyst...

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Consulting Offer - Now what?

monkeybusiness5678

I'm a college senior (international student) at a non-target state school. I recently accepted an offer with a top restructuring consulting firm. Now I don't graduate until December of this year and with OPT times considered, probably can't start work until the end of January. My question is - how o...

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How to ask a higher up for a referral?

Tallfinanceguy

Hey WSO, To give a little background, I am in the summer before my final year of undergraduate studies at a non-target university. I just had lunch with an executive at the bank I am interning at for the summer(only reason I got my foot in the door here was because of him, so he is a mentor of mine)...

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10 Major Trends that are driving the Professional Services Market

Alexandra Smith

The professional services sector, which is really diluted to the basic definition of selling one’s time, has been largely unchanged while other industries are reeling from the rapid changes in technology. According to the report of **Market Research**, the professional services industry is project...

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Profile evaluation for MSc Finance/Management

mamu10

Hi guys, ABOUT ME: I'm Italian, 21 years old, second year out of 3 of bachelor in economics and management, GPA 29.5/30 which is a 4.0 I guess (non target uni). Did one exchange year in UK during high school , LSE summer school in finance (in summer between first and second year of bachelor), curren...

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Did my GPA screw up my application?

gorem34

Hello monkeys, Just an anxious monkey with a personal question. I am currently a rising junior at a southern semi-target (think Vandy, GT, Emory) and have a 3.31 GPA. I know most firms have a 3.3 GPA cut-off. Can I round that up to a 3.4? Also, this coming fall, I plan on applying to various inte...

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Consulting Informational Session with MBB

articlecreator

My school is hosting a consulting informational session at an MBB office in two weeks. I am a rising senior looking to make an entry into MBB and want to know: What type of event is this? What type of questions should I ask? What should be expected of me at this event so as to make it easier to gar...

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consulting industry

hamed.niavand

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Bridgespan review vs For profit strategy firms

IB2345

Does joining Bridgespan makes sense if planning to do MBA from an IVY league. What are the exit opportunities to MBB etc. ...

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First internship in the Consulting Industry- How to improve my performance?

Joule

I am doing my summer internship at Monitor DTT, it's my first time doing a consulting internship. Well, my sc this morning dropped me a message. She said the boss asks about my performance with her earlier. And they might possibly move me to another project for multiple reviews. So, kind of horrible...

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Finding an appropriate Big4 Job?

Spike Spiegel

Finance and Economics major. I'm interested in AM, and investing in general. I'm unsure of which areas of consulting really make sense for me considering my background. I've looked through a lot of Big4 positions, and nothing really fits the bill. Would management consulting for asset managers be a ...

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Resume and Profile Feedback

grandexchange

Hi all, I am senior at a non-target school (top 200 in US, 30,000 students, one BCG Consultant alum from what I can tell on LinkedIn) recruiting for full-time. My school is a satellite school (semi-target parent university). BCG visits the main campus and I am eligible to attend, but I do not have ...

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How to set myself up for MBB? Rising freshman at target.

dmirza

Hey guys. I am a rising freshman at Yale, and like a lot of my peers, I am very interested in working at MBB after graduation. I plan on studying History and potentially double majoring in Economics. I understand that recruiting for MBB is ludicrously competitive -- especially out of undergrad --...

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Bait & Switch

ltjenkins

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Good Sophomore Internships for Consulting?

incoming8thgrader

Hello, I'm starting to think about my sophomore summer internship, hopefully one that's relevant to consulting. I know MBB only recruits upperclassmen, so I'm wondering if there are any suitable sophomore programs at other firms. I'm studying applied math and economics at Brown (I'd appreciate if ...

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Mazars Global Infrastructure and Energy team?

iridescent007

Is anyone familiar with this company/team? I just took an offer from them as a consultant since I really liked every single person I met and the kind of work they do. Insights would be appreciated though. Also, what are some good news sources/books for infrastructure/energy? Thank you. ...

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Scored a meeting with a senior MBB partner, how do I make the most of it?

GotaMeeting

Hey guys, as the title suggests, I recently got a meeting with a senior MBB partner. I'm a rising senior at a target school (one step below HPYS). It's an informational. 1) What are the best ways to make the most of it? 2) How can this help my candidacy?...

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Interview Prep Courses

Pandax

Current reading Case In Point and plan to read Case Interview Secrets along with practicing a bunch of cases. Is it worth it to also use a prep course like E2E or LOMS and how much value do they add? Thanks....

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2019 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting

Stopit5

Hi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at MBB for this year and it seems this topic is super popular. This thread can focus on APDs/ADC (folks pursing PhDs/JDs/MDs and post-docs) applying to MBB, LEK, Oliver Wyman, and etc. Good luck everyone...

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Lateralling to MBB

confusedkid

Anyone here lateral to an MBB from a T2 consulting firm? if so how did you go about getting the referral and the interview? ...

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