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AMA: Academia --> School Of Hard Knocks --> Data Scientist

Sasha Lubyansky

<h4> Academia</h4> In the dim past, I thought I'd get my degree and become a professor or mad scientist or something, your typical grad student idiocy. Of course, it quickly turned out that my preferences were exactly the opposite. It would have been the curse of a lifetime...

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Big4 Sentiment for Management Consulting

katzozfuzz

Hey all, just recently got an offer to join KPMG's Advisory business. Not sure what to make of it. Anyone have any inputs regarding to how the firm is positioned right now in the consulting world? It's pretty late in the cycle for full time, so I'm considering taking this offer....

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How is EY Parthenon viewed vs MBB

bcrew13

EY Parthenon typically only hires from the top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in the USA and a couple from EU, pay similar rates to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, how are the viewed in...

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What to Expect at Orientation/Training

gsbound97

I'm starting at MBB in a few months and wondering what to expect at orientation/training. I've heard it's a 2 week training program, but don't know much else than that. Anything would be helpful on what to expect!...

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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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Best practices for video interview

andreasmoren

Hi all, I have a WebEx interview with BCG coming up. How can I address the challenges from video interviews and get on a level playing field with people interviewing in person? (For example, could I or should I take the picture of my framework and walk my interviewer through it?) Otherwise, I feel l...

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Case Brainstorming

andreasmoren

Hi, I have been through case practice sessions where I was asked to brainstorm some ideas and could generate some ideas. However, I came to a point where I was stuck for more ideas and the interviewer kept pressing for more. How would you suggest to deal with the situation if I have exhausted all id...

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UG Intern at MBB this summer -- advice?

ebonhawke

Hey monkeys, I'm a rising senior interning in MBB this summer. From people at the firm I've talked to, I know at this point I can relax, do good work, and I'll be fine for a return offer. One person specifically told me that as an intern I shouldn't show face to just show face (but of course produ...

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Which framework to use for offshore vs onshore decision case

andreasmoren

Hi all, which framework do you recommend should be used to tackle cases requiring to assess whether a client should offshore part of its production, i.e. * what factors he should consider to decide whether to offshre part of its production or not * where to offshore * what percent of the pro...

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Experience Bain Event

Mzhavil

Hello Everyone, I was fortunate to be selected for an Experience Bain event in one of the US offices. Unfortunately due to visa and flight restrictions I might not be able to make the event, from those of you who have attended, how important do you think the event was for the recruiting and do you...

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Is it realistic to aim for consulting with no prior experience? (Rising Junior)

latebloomer292

Background: Just finished my sophomore year at Columbia as a political science and history double major with a (very sightly above) 4.0 GPA. I've recently become interested in pursuing consulting after talking with some recent graduates and alums who work in consulting. Problem is that I have abso...

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Fitness on the job

Bronze_Bomber

Hi, Was just wondering how difficult it is to maintain overall physical fitness whilst on the job at MBB. Have any of you been able to lose a significant amount of weight / gain some muscle mass? Or is this far too difficult given the travelling / hours / stress etc Cheers...

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BCG, McKinsey, Bain case interview: how do they present the case?

oasis2

I was wondering, during a MBB case interview, would the interviewer just read out the case/prompt without actually showing you a hard copy of the case? Or do you have a copy to read and look at throughout the interview? I would greatly appreciate any insights especially from those who had intervie...

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3.5 non-target- What tier firm should I aim for?

mrgth23

Some quick stats: I'm junior at a non-target state school going into corporate finance internship at a tech company, F1000. My GPA is ~3.5. Don't have any current connections really but have a few months to network and may have some family connections that might pan out. I want to try to land some...

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Oliver Wyman associate offering free consulting case prep mock interviews, in exchange for Mandarin help

buhbuhbuh

I'm an associate at Oliver Wyman with 3 years of experience (additionally got to final rounds with McK and Bain back in the day), and I'm trying to get fluent in business Mandarin (i.e. to the point where I can pass a case interview). I'm offering mock interviews, case prep tips, and feedback, in ...

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MBB Case Interview Topic

SamuelG

Hi everyone, I have just heard I have been shortlisted for a first round case interview at one of MBB. I am joining as a graduate, but the office I am interviewing for is predominantly (only) focused on Public Sector. However, my background is in FMCG/CPG. Are case studies chosen based on the prac...

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Include Overview/Objective in Consulting Resume

coo12

In need of some guidance... Almost a year into my consulting career and polishing up my resume if I decide to make a transition and apply to other management and/or strategy consulting firms. Is is recommended to add an objective/overview on the top of my resume? Or is that usually not advisable...

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Moving to MBB from Equity Research, is it possible?

CeilingAvenue

WSO, I am going to be brief. In short, I am exploring a transition to MBB from Equity Research. **Quick Background** I am a sell-side Equity Research Associate with approximately one year of experience working for a well-known Analyst covering TMT. For the most part, I enjoy my job and my team. Ho...

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Tips for Navigating a Change in your Organization

Alexandra Smith

Changing the way things are done in an organization is very challenging. This is particularly true in organizations with a very clear identity, culture, and purpose. But change is inevitable. In fact, technology is accelerating the changes and those that couldn’t adjust in time end up closing shop...

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Which one of the MBB has the most quantitative interview?

andreasmoren

Dear community, Can you offer any insights as to which of the MBB has the most quantitative interview? Also, have you any background knowledge regarding the type of data used (e..g tables, charts, etc.)? Thanks a lot in advance!...

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AMA: Non-Target to Strategy Consulting to Director

remeiko

Given that I've been able to gain a lot of insight through this forum I figured it was time to give back. Quick background on me: - I went to a non-target school in Toronto - Went from academic probation (less than 2.0 gpa) to graduating with a 3.6 GPA (in yrs 3/4) - Joined a top Tier Strategy Con...

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I failed Mckinsey PST, what to do now??

Hashirama32

Hello guys! Recently i failed Mckinsey PST test and got very upset. I lost such a great chance to get into Mckinsey. I am 26 year old right now, and now i have ban with a length of 2 years. Is that worth for me to wait another 2 years and apply for same position i applied recently? To be honest...

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Deloitte S&O/Tech/HC

DukeGrad2331

Senior graduating in Spring 2016. Recently accepted my offer as a BTA for Deloitte. I know S&O is a notch above the other two consulting lines at Deloitte (HC/Tech), but I am wondering how large this margin is. In terms of career advancement, will being a BTA instead of a BA in S&O greatly limit my...

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Deloitte S&O vs Deloitte Tech

GODstaps GODzingis

Senior recruiting for full time at a target school. I'm interested in Deloitte and have been networking pretty hard with several S&O consultants the past few weeks. Fairly confident I've established enough of a rapport to land an on-campus interview there no matter what. Unfortunately, my GPA is a s...

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Small VC/Incubator vs. international development aid internship for sophomore summer?

cluelessconsultant

Hi, I really want to land an MBB/another consulting firm offer for junior summer. I was not so lucky with sophomore summer recruiting and only started to recruit once study abroad plans fell through. I managed to get an internship at a VC(more incubator than VC but it invests seed funding) and a E...

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What should I do? Consulting vs Research

pikachu16

Hi all I'm currently working at a big4 advisory division. Been thinking about pursuing consulting (specifically MBB and AT Kearney). A few days ago, a McKinsey HR happen to reached out to me on Linkedin offering the opportunity to be a junior research analyst (financial institution). Generally I am ...

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HF Startup Consulting

xWallStreet

Hi, I sold my previous fund to a buyer that was interested in starting a fund, but didn't want the hassle of starting from scratch. I transferred to him the LLC, Wall street address and number, Fund contacts, brokerage account. I provided a one stop solution, now I am looking to start a service to o...

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Consulting 1 year out of undergrad?

vctrm6

Please excuse my ignorance because I'm still kind of new to the process. How does one break into MBB consulting as a post-grad? I'll be graduating soon (in engineering) from a semi-target and spending time at a Ivy League medical school in Boston as a research/computational analyst, but now I can't ...

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AMA: MBB Manager Continental Europe

DreamingSpires

Hey everyone! Thought I'd do a quick AMA with this throwaway account. Currently employed at a north/western European office of one of MBB at the manager level. Would love to discuss the European consulting space for those interested (most discussions seem to focus on the US/UK so thought this might ...

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Strategy& Ex Employee - AMA

LamarExConsultant

I believe this has been done here before, but I'm a recently resigned Strategy& employee creating this AMA. I recently posted the below review on Glassdoor which sums up my thoughts, but happy to take questions. Great potential, tragically horrible execution ###Pro’s 1. If you are a favorite o...

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BCG GAMMA?

NeverSayNever

Got dinged by BCG generalist after 1st round, but got a phone interview with GAMMA. Want to start thread since not much information is available for gamma right now... 1. interview process. what is that 30 mins phone interview with recruiter about? background? mini case? experience? 2. difference...

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Breaking into Consulting through a lower tier firm

DtimesDmeasures

Hi there, I'm a junior in college now, and I'm looking for an internship in consulting this upcoming summer. As my GPA isn't stellar, I'm probably (or definitely) not qualified for MBB or any of the top tier firms. Just wanted to know if the mid to lower tier consulting firms (think Big 4 outsid...

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Summer 2020 Management Consulting Internships

Ashwin-Rajesh

Hi Everyone, I have just completed my sophomore year at Boston University and I am currently double majoring in Economics and Mathematics and I am minoring in Business Management & Finance. I am very interested in getting a Management Consulting Internships in Summer 2020. These are my current cred...

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Am I Screwed for Consulting as a Junior Transfer?

wsbc971

Looking to transfer schools for non-academic/recruitment reasons. My current school I would label as a semi-target, but my new school is slightly better and probably gets recruiting from all major places. I can PM specific schools if curious. I have been going through IB recruiting a little, and don...

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Connect to Clearview, Path to Putnam and Clarion PROPEL 2019 for APD

AD1121

I wanted to create a forum specifically for those applying to C2C, Path to Putnam and PROPEL separate from Bridge to BCG, Insight or ADvantage/AIC. Feel free to post below if you have gotten any response (positive or negative), interview invites, or are looking for case partners. I personally am int...

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Help! Interview dress code (female)?

helene

Hi everyone: I'm a women (college junior ) preparing for a first round consulting interview. Can I get some feedback on what I should wear? I'm wearing a dress shirt, jacket, and skirt. the skirt and jackets and my shoes are all black. Is it okay to wear black pantyhose with this set? I've heard ...

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Does MBB care if you retake GMAT after starting b-school?

Anthracene

I've been accepted at an MBB target school in Australia with a 660 GMAT score. Bachelor degree was in hard sciences with first class honours. Without a tonne of networking, I'm thinking my chances of an interview are slim with that GMAT score. I'd be keen to retake GMAT between now and the recruit...

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McKinsey RTS Thoughts

Doszorros

Does anyone have any insight on McKinsey RTS in terms of how it is viewed in the rx space against traditional rx firms (I.e. A&M, FTI, Alix) and within McKinsey itself? Any details on the type of work they do and exit opps would be much appreciated....

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Bain Future Leaders Program Coffee Chat

awaythrow

So I did some searching on the forum and in general through google and couldn't find out much at all about this program, perhaps it's new. So I applied to the Experience Bain scholarship, and just got an email I'm a finalist for the Future Leaders program. If selected I'll be matched up with a cu...

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Clueless College Kid into Management Consulting

matthewg97

I'm currently an undergraduate student at UCLA with major interest in MGMT Consulting (graduating next year). I've had about 6 months internship experience in both a national non-profit organization as well as a very early stage private equity firm. My concern is how I should go about gaining exper...

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Verbal offer for promotion

goldenblade5600

I'm looking for some guidance on this topic... I was given a verbal offer. This promotion is to replace an existing employee who by the way already gave in their notice of resignation. Although I was given verbal assurance, I'm told that the company cannot write me an offer until HR approves the app...

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