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Last week at MBB - AMA


Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm a 3rd year at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> & am coming up on my last week at the firm. Want to give back to the community since it provided helpful guidance for me as a...

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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...

Is Management Consulting just a glorified Audit?


Two things. Audit is a statutory requirement while consulting is not. But if you understand the way an external audit works, you will find a lot of similarities. I'm listing out some of these similarities but I could be totally wrong as I've never worked in consulting so most of this...

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