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Last week at MBB - AMA

MBB-Throwaway

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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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...

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Is Management Consulting just a glorified Audit?

ChloeJ90

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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FT Recruitment Coming Off An PE Internship

hcstro

I had a great opportunity to intern for a small PE firm this summer after getting denied by all big consulting firms as I was not 100% in on consulting. But after doing some PE work I am definitely in on consulting as my favorite part from the summer has not been the financial models but rather mana...

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My boss is pressuring me

Hashirama32

Hi all, Or if i promise him but eventually when i find a good opportunity if i leave, will that be very bad behavior from me? I'm just wondering would he do the same for me? Or boss would leave me if he has gotten a better opps thanks all!...

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Korean for consulting?

audreyjing

I'm a freshman with an interest in consulting (geared toward economic development and this kind of social projects, at least for the moment). I love learning foreign languages and I was wondering if I should study Korean or Mandarin in university (personally more interested in Korean but I'm a bit a...

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Deloitte Spouse Referall

enthusiast_68

My spouse has been at Deloitte for 3 yrs in Core Business Transformation group. He recently referred me to the Finance & Enterprise Performance group, and I will soon go through the interview process. Will I need to tell the recruiter that my spouse referred me? Will that fact affect my chances with...

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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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AMA: MBB project manager in Europe

Formerlyknown

Hey, Have been a longtime lurker, but wanted to give back to the WSO community - especially because there's a bit too much BS around here sometimes. Currently waiting for a project to kick off, so I have some time off. I am a project manager in a European office - started roughly 3 years ago stra...

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Cold emailing an alumni MD

MichaelBrovitz

Hey guys, I was wondering if cold emailing an alumni thats an MD of deal advisory at a big 4 firm is a bit too aggressive? I know generally it's better to get in touch with mid level employees and get referred to someone higher up, but this person is really the only alumni from my school in my targe...

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Management Consulting vs Investment Banking

Eagle on Wall Street

Dear, I am a rising sophomore who is grappling with a career selection question of whether Management Consulting or Investment Banking right after my graduation. I know it is extremely challenging to dive in either area, but I'd like to aim high. What exactly is the difference between Management C...

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Data and Analytics Consulting at Big Four or Engineer at FAANG?

Topographical

I have got offers in a big four firm (not KPMG) and another offer in the business intelligence engineering team in a FAANG (not Facebook, Apple or Google) and have just been weighing them up. The big four offer is in my ideal city (NYC) and the FAANG offer will be in Seattle (the team is also based ...

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Feedback on background? Will I get a job? (target humanities major)

lilyvandersome

Basically wondering if I will get a job or be shut out, as I have a very non traditional consulting background. Attached my resume below (it's very much a draft, only provided to give a general sense of qualifications). LINK: [imgur](https://imgur.com/pGW894Q)...

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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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MBB apply for different office

Hashirama32

Hi all, I am currently studying in US and have applied for BCG in a local office, I've failed 1st rounds of interview. And got a ban with length of 2 years . Can i apply right now for BCG office in my home country - Germany? Or the ban is applied globally? ...

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Which Bain & CO department/service line is the most profitable ?

Daniel-Ryan1

Dear WSO users, Recently I was looking at Bain's website to see the different departments they have and was wondering which department is their most precious and profitable. I believe that the more important your department is to your company(bring in more money/clients to the company), the more im...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Case study interview for MBB consulting - 24 of my best tips on how to get in

Consultingrs

As a former MBB case interviewer, I've interviewed a lot of people and have seen people make very small, avoidable mistakes. It's often very nuanced things that push the edge to good versus great. Just because you "crack the case" doesn't necessarily put you in the 'great' category. Yes, you need to...

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