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Undergraduate Case Practice

Dylan.Hayashi

Hello all, I am a current undergraduate student applying for internships for this coming summer. I am beginning to do case prep and so far I have read through Case in Point but am questioning whether trying to memorize frameworks and the lists of questions within each step is really the best use of...

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Off-Cycle MBB Recruiting for ADCs

Timeless Banana

I'm an MD currently completing a post-doc in pharma, applied as an ADC to MBB in the fall, made it to the decision round for MBB1 and MBB2. was waitlisted at MBB1, was asked to complete an extra decision round then waitlisted at MBB2, and was ultimately rejected to both though asked to reapply durin...

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Consulting in mid-size city

bhoktum

Hey guys, need advice. I have been accepted to M7 b-school and I am trying to break into consulting (MBB + tier 2). However, I might have to be based out of Salt Lake City for 3 years post MBA. How limiting would that be for my recruiting opportunities? Is it even possible to be in a smaller city an...

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EY FSO BAP vs Deloitte Engagement Controll Analyst

Jonathan-Way223

Deciding between EY Business Advisor Program in their Financial Services Office verse Deloitte Engagement Controller (basically Financial Analyst for projects) for full time job after college. Which would provide better exit opportunities and look better for MBA. Does anyone have more detail on eith...

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CGI-Internship (Canada)

longleytimothy

Have the opportunity to pursue a Business Analyst position at CGI group this summer. I have great academics and extra-curricular but not great work experience. Is this a decent intern position to move forward into a consulting career?...

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Vague McKinsey feedback after Superday - How do I interpret this?

neowinx

I applied as a BA to McKinsey and got through to the final superday. I got a call a day after telling me that I didn't make it. When I asked for feedback, the only thing they said was "we felt that in the long run it's not going to work out." When i pushed for further feedback, all I got were paraph...

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Product Control vs. Big 4 Consulting Internship when Planning for MBB/IB?

mozamon

Hi all, I'm doing one last summer internship before entering full time. I'm planning on (or hoping for) MBB after I graduate, however I wasn't able to get it this year. Instead I have an offer from a major Canadian bank for Product Control and an offer from EY advisory supply chains. Which one do...

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Oliver Wyman Women's Leadership Forum

Bizzz

Has anyone here participated in the program or knows how many people get internship offers after the program?...

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Career jump - most efficient path to prospertiy

BananaRepublican

Hi Everyone, Think unconventional. I grew up in suburbia and had to deal with a lot of personal issues (financial struggle, single parent etc). Took 2 years off after high school, working odd jobs. Saved up enough to go to community college and then transferred to a 4 yr local institution for a ba...

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Haven't started at McKinsey but was approached...

Berrok

As the title goes, I will be joining McKinsey soon, but have already been receiving quite a number of messages from head recruiters / headhunters from the venture capital, private equity, technology and corporate space to my LinkedIn inbox, since listing it on my profile. So far I've only been ignor...

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Non-Target > Industry > ? > ?

bizmonk

Hello all, I would like to move in to strategy consulting (MBB, OW, OC, LEK etc) and study for an MBA (not necessarily in that order). My question/dilemma is, do I: A) Study for GRE while working for 3 years (total of 3 years work exp. required for most MBA's) > study for MBA > enter MBB/Consulti...

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Evaluate my Frameworking (MBB)

Frodo's Banging

Interview coming up with MBB. Not much experience with case interviews. Any insight appreciated: Prompt: Over the last 6 months, Apple Inc. recently lost 10%, or $74.6B from its market capitalization. In the process, the iPhone maker fell to the fourth-biggest U.S. company with a valuation of $67...

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Top Valuation Firms

Esuric

I know this isn't exactly a hot topic on this fora, and most people wouldn't categorize valuation as a consulting function, but as I've stated in other posts, there seems to be increased interest/traction in the area. The fact of the matter is that valuation groups typically fall under Advisory and...

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Strategic Consulting at Houlihan Lokey

jogro778

Coming up, I have an interview with Houlihan Lokey’s Strategic Consulting division. I applied for a Consultant role earlier this month. Most people know HL for their investment banking & financial services, however they have a small consulting branch that specializes in strategy & operations. I...

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MCK online test

Luca19

Hi, I recently heard that McK got rid of PST in Italy and UK and now its new standard is closer to IB SHL. Do you know where to practice (free/not free resources) and how long it takes to be quite sure to pass? Many thanks!...

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What did you find most helpful when preparing for case interviews?

Pinan

I've done a decent amount of reading up on case interviews (case in point, victor cheng videos, consulting clubs at my uni) but still don't know where to go from where I'm at -- when I practice cases from case books I frequently struggle to find the correct "path" to go down that leads me to the sol...

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Summer '19 Internship

Control Alt4

What management consulting firms are still recruiting? I know it is late, but I have not given up. All help is appreciated. ...

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What are considered back office roles in MBB?

Murricuh

Apparently back office in consulting gets a ton of shit here on WSO. I know HR for sure counts as back office. But what else? ...

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Gladwell's 10,000 Hours and Finance/Consulting

angulartroglodyte

This topic may seem a bit redundant, but I was curious if there was anything I could do to prepare myself for when I get out in the real world; any practical skills for management consulting I could try to master that will set me apart....

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MBA to Specific Consulting Practice

mastersheath

I am going for an MBA starting next year. Can someone tell me at (1) the internship level and (2) the recruitment level if new MBAs can apply to a specific practice at a large consulting firm? For instance, if I am interested in payments consulting do I apply for that role or is it a general strateg...

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Mastercard advisors Toronto office ?

dbcr98989

anybody has any insight on mastercard advisors' Toronto office ? this is for consulting position. interview process, comps, culture and etc. Thanks! ...

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TMA Distressed Investing Conference 2019

fundinvestoraz

I think this is the right forum to post on but is anyone headed to the TMA Distressed Investing Conference this year in Las Vegas? Would love to put a face to the name of some posters here in the restructuring/turnarounds/special situations industry. ...

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Is Consulting really worth much more than a corporate role?

timr23

Especially if it's a top corporate experience vs a tier 3 consulting(B4/Accenture). I've heard a few people on here say 2 years consulting is basically equivalent 4-5 years in a corporate role. Obviously, this will depend a lot but I just wanted to get people's honest opinion on if there's any tru...

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PWM internship at ML vs Bus. Development for Consulting

omiegon

Hello everyone, I am looking at either doing an internship in PWM at ML or Bus. Dev internship at a music label. Both are located in NYC. I am a sophomore at a top 20 US uni studying a humanities major. What would be more beneficial to build up for consulting given my non-technical background? ...

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Freshman Summer for Management Consulting career path?

ThePiedPiper

If I'm interested in Management Consulting as a possible career path, what should I be doing the summer after my freshman year of college? Will something finance/business related such as wealth management or investment banking be relevant? If I'm interested in healthcare consulting, would something ...

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My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting Firms

Rondo12

This is my take, and I've included some basic commentary about why I've listed certain firms in certain places. I'm definitely interested in hearing what people think, but before I give the list I offer two disclaimers: 1. This is what I think the landscape CURRENTLY looks like. 5 or 10 years ago I...

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Consulting Case Interview Examples?

Frodo's Banging

Upcoming MBB interview. Curious where I can find case interview examples to study. The only ones I've seen are on MBB websites. I would like to start practicing with a friend to adequately prepare. Does anyone have some insight?...

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Got interview to BCG General Associate position, how to best prepare?

grieze

Hey guys, as the title says above I just received an email from BCG for a first round interview completely out of the blue. A little background: I applied for the position online like 2-3 months back, forgot about it, and within the time period already accepted an offer at a boutique IB where I st...

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What should I do as an undergrad if I want to work for Mckinsey?

yoonsgyeong

Currently, in my sophomore year, have a 3.5 GPA- I think it is a little low for Mckinsey so I am trying to get it up. I go to a target school. It's my dream to work at Mckinsey and consulting is definitely what I want to do after graduating. I want to maximize my chances of getting in at Mckinsey. ...

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What projects should I get on to switch from IT to MC?

snm2018

Hi all, Currently a grad student at a semi target university. Graduated with a 3.0 undergrad and decided to do an one year master’s program (have a 4.0 in my master’s) to go through consulting recruitment. Went through recruitment but didn’t get either PwC TC or EY BAP but received an offer w...

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London: LEK vs. Strategy& vs. Accenture

MrBump

Hi all, I'm a UK undergraduate who's been fortunate enough to receive offers for Associate positions at LEK, Strategy& Corporate and Accenture (all London office). I'd love to hear from anyone who has a perspective on the relative merits of starting out at each of these firms. Specifically: 1. I'v...

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What internships do Management consulting firms like to see for FT applications

letsbank

So basically here is my story. Junior, studying econ with minors in CS and Management. at somewhat prestigious state university(top 20 public school but not near the top of that list) . Consulting is where I wanna be post graduation. Was surprised when Bain came onto campus for OCR but they were t...

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Ask Me Anything: Recruiter from a Consulting Firm

Mark_BR

A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become a part of. He is shown a well and his guide says: "On any day except Monday, you can shout any question down that well and you'll be told an answer". The man seems pretty impressed, and so he shouts down: Why not on Monday? and the v...

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Business School Case Books

DropBear

Consulting Case Book PDF's I went through the consulting interview process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in mock interviews and for solo issue tree practice. I have also really benefited time and time again from WSO so thought I might gi...

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If you didn't get a consulting offer what would you have done instead?

trying-to-figureitout

I'm a senior at a top 5 target school looking for advice I've been trying to break into consulting, had interviews this recruiting season at McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte, OW and Strategy &. Got flat out rejected from Bain and a few others. Didn't manage to land an offer from any of them. I'm trying to fi...

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Admitted to an M7 next fall, how do I best prepare myself for MBB recruiting now?

jtg.verde

Currently in the military, transitioning to an MBA program next fall and I'm already admitted to Kellogg Round 1. I have significant vacation saved up and will be ending my service around March so will have 5-6 months before starting school. I know the typical advice is "don't need to do anything,...

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