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Does school pedigree matter after getting the job?

healthguy15

I read that firms are considering hiring more and more consultants from different backgrounds and non-target schools. However, does being from a non-target background affect your opportunities to advance after getting hired? I'm asking because I notice that most of the highlighted employees...

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AMA: 2.5 years @ MBB post PhD

Hughly741

I appreciated the info I got from this forum when I was applying so figured I’d pay it forward. **** Briefly about me: * I am a PhD at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> in N Europe * Joined ~2.5 years ago as entry level (think BA/A/AC) * ...

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AMA: Three years of MBB leaving for PE in NYC

luckytaleb

Have lurked on here since undergrad so posting here in case I can be helpful. **Before MBB**: Went to a target state school (think Berkeley, Michigan, etc) and studied computer science. Interned at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, some tech companies...

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Arrested for Computer Forgery

charlies9

I entered into a first offender program for Computer Forgery. (A felony) Once I get off the conviction is dismissed but I will continue to have the arrest itself on my record and it will be seen on a background check. I got the computer forgery by messing around on school semester for grades. I left...

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Staying fit while traveling?

ryanmcb

Hi, I am a Vanderbilt student conducting primary research for my Entrepreneurship class. My group was tasked with coming up with a business plan that solves the pain points of a certain market segment. A few of my group members interned for consulting firms this past summer, traveling Monday-Thursd...

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Deloitte BTA Salary & Any advice

freebarry9945

Hey everyone, I recently found out that I'm a candidate for the final interview for the Business Technology Analyst - Technology Consulting at Deloitte in Canada. Deloitte (and the other Big Fours) have this weird Advisory position, which seems to be half way between auditing and consulting. Howe...

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Ask me anything: Consultant at MBB

consultinghuman

Hi WSO, I'm a 1st year consultant (Associate/Business Analyst/Associate Consultant) at a MBB firm. I can answer any questions you may have on internships, breaking into consulting, networking, resumes (though I'm not directly involved with recruiting), tips for case or behavioral interviews, or w...

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Just Received McKinsey Offer - Happy to Help

simonmany

Had my final round this past Friday and got the call the same day. This forum was pretty helpful to me, so I wanted to pay it forward. If you're still in the process for McKinsey (or BCG, I also interviewed there) and have any questions, send 'em my way and I'll do my best to answer....

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PwC Advisory Internship vs BrightHouse, a BCG Company Strategy Internship

Cryypto

Having trouble deciding between the two. For those who aren't familiar with Brighthouse, it is BCG's "creative consultancy". **PwC:** Pros: Pretty Solid Rep, opportunity to lateral to MBB Pay is solid, 30% higher than BrightHouse It is "Real" consulting, albeit probably a good amount of impleme...

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Moving to Restructuring Advisory?

penguins23

Hi, I am a former auditor with my CPA. Like most of us, I got sick and tired of that after a few years and ran towards FP&A where I'm currently an analyst for a public company. In my few months here, the job is pretty mixed but way better than the auditing. I like that I get to do more strategic...

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Investment Consulting Post MBA

BschoolMonkey4

Long time lurker here.... I'm currently in a ~top 15 MBA program and wanted to know what people think of investment consulting (cambridge/mercer/etc..) post MBA in terms of career progression, exist options - other roles to pivot into, pay? Also, just as a summer internship how likely is it to re-...

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Future of Big 4 in strategy consulting

wapiti99

Given their relatively new entry in the strategy consulting market, what are your thoughts about Big 4 strategy consulting teams (Monitor, S&, PEY), both at current level and in the future? I've heard a lot of things about it, like Big 4 are investing a lot in strategy consulting with the ambition ...

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Realistic entry possibilities in MBB

coffeeaddict101

Hello! I am a senior student from Australia currently on exchange at a Georgetown. I spent the majority of my undergrad operating a hotel business in regional Australia which deeply affected my undergrad grades. This involved the acquisition and operations of the business and saw me increase revenue...

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Strategy& vs Amazon Offer

killeratti

Hi All, I have full time post MBA offers from Strategy& and Amazon(Senior Product Manager role) I would like to get your input regarding these two opportunities. 1- The Strategy& brand name (especially after the PwC merger) vs Amazon brand name 2- Strategy& would be tech strategy work vs systems/e...

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EY PI Finance 2nd round interview

KillZNinja

Hi everyone, I have an upcoming 2nd round consulting interview with EY PI Finance group this week. Does anyone have tips and insights they can share? Much appreciated,...

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McKinsey (London) Vs BCG (London)

M18c22

Hi WSO community I have been fortunate to receive offers from McKinsey and BCG (London) and wondered what advice there may be on which to accept. My experiences of all firms is very very positive. I have no niche interests industry wise and am excited by the variety and opportunity to take on a ge...

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Is BCG a viable route to private equity or venture capital?

Brian-Seabrooks

I'll be doing a summer internship at BCG San Francisco this summer. I'm wondering if this is a viable path towards working in private equity. My goal is to do 2 years of consulting after college and then look for an operationally focused private equity role after business school? Also, I'm intereste...

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Absolute top tier targets for management consulting

ThePiedPiper

Which target schools have statistically the most recruiting opportunities and representation at MBBs and T2s?...

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MBB after Wharton Undergrad?

Mike-Stone

I looked at the Wharton undergrad Career Report and saw only ~10% of Wharton grads go into MBB after graduation...judging by the fact that it's so competitive (since Wharton is already made up of the best of the best students), what are the realistic chances for a Whartonite to land a MBB job? It do...

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BCG and private equity

Brian-Seabrooks

Does the Boston Consulting Group do a reasonable amount of private equity work? Amongst MBB, it seems like Bain gets the largest amount of PE work, but that could be misleading as Bain is the smallest amongst MBB so it could be that PE just constitutes a larger percentage of their total work, and th...

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Would a PE internship help for consulting?

vashdun

Sophomore internship. The PE firm leans more to infra/energy. Sophomore year in college. Thinking about going to IB/Con, but not sure yet. Wondering if PE would help for both (good for IB, but not sure for consulting)...

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MBB Job Offer (U.S. consultant level lateral) - expiration date / how much time do they give you to sign?

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For U.S. consultant lateral (i.e. not MBA campus hire) job offers, how long does MBB give you to decide and sign the offer letter? My guess is 2 weeks but I am looking for real data or confident hearsay answers. Thanks CK ...

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Deloitte S&O vs. LEK

kamiRAGE5

Undergraduate lucky enough to be deciding on a few different consulting offers. Wanted to see if anybody had any advice for choosing between Deloitte S&O (probably #1 of the Big Four) and a smaller shop like L.E.K. Any thoughts on differences in prestige/exit/B-school?...

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Exercise/Gym memberships and traveling

3883

I start full time this fall at a consulting firm in Chicago and will be on the standard M-Th travel schedule. Anyone have any advice on gym memberships? I'm into weight lifting and I'd like to go to the gym even while at the client site, so I'm looking for a large chain. My first thought was 24 Hour...

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What is something meaningful I could do in the summer after freshman year?

ThePiedPiper

What specific types of early underclassman internships/experiences are consulting firms looking for in your resume? Would something in the general finance/business are be relevant enough? If I am interested in healthcare consulting and public sector consulting specifically, would something medical/h...

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Cellphone Carriers? Is Sprint Terrible?

Attack_Chihuahua

Question for those in Consulting: What cellphone networks have you had the best and worst luck with? I need to purchase a new device for my current company and stuck between Verizon and Sprint. Verizon I had a good experience with before, but my anxiety is with Sprint's potential unreliability. I'...

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MBB Case Interview Partners

guy10100

Hey everyone, just made an account here. Upcoming interview with MBB and looking for case interview partners. Interviewed with an MBB about a year ago but got dinged after final round. Haven't practiced since, but starting practice back up so looking for any serious case interview partners. PM me or...

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How much does pre-MBA consulting experience help in getting an offer at MBB in business school?

TheYoungWolf

I'm curious in how much pre-MBA consulting experience at a Big 4 or Accenture helps in getting an offer at MBB in business school? I've heard that MBB takes students of a wide array of work experiences but would consulting experience at a Big 4 put you at an advantage in recruiting over ex-bankers a...

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Consulting Exit Opps for Introverts

OKsure

I'm having a bit of a career crisis and I could use some advice. It's become apparent to me over the last couple years that I'm very much an introvert. I'm not overly awkward or anything, engaging with people just drains energy out of me and it's not something I enjoy. I can handle it in small doses...

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MBB or LBS

Sekoya

Dear WSO, Recently I have received a summer internship offer at an MBB in Europe (with 3/4 conversion rate) which I am gonna do. However I also have an offer to join the LBS Masters in Management for the year after (have paid 9kEU as reservation fee already). Now my question: Should I still do LBS...

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AMA: I was a consultant and interviewer at McKinsey

Mike-Ross

I spent 5 years working as an innovation strategy consultant at McKinsey in the Montreal office. During that time I worked on projects around the world on a wide range of innovation-related subjects. I also interviewed many applicants for associate and analyst roles in Canada and elsewhere. I'm now...

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Post Project Feedback

eestrella329

I'm a Partner in a smaller firm (~100) Employees. I was curious to know what are the best questions to ask relative to obtaining accurate post project feedback, such NPS, etc. What have you seen work best for actionable insights?...

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