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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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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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Investment Manager Research Intern; Career Prospects/Exit Opportunities?

dudesteve65

I am an incoming Investment Manager Research intern at a large consulting firm, and am looking to gain insight into the career path/exit opportunities within this field. Essentially, I will be working with Associates/Analysts covering different asset classes (Equities, FI, HF) in order to gain all ...

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Mckinsey PST preparation

John37

Hi guys! Is this test that hard? How much should you score in order to pass it? Is it like GMAT? Thanks!...

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Bain BEL 2019 Program

three.eyed.raven

Just had an interview at a target for 2019 BEL program. Has anyone heard back? Have other schools been interviewed? ...

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PwC vs Deloitte: Technology Risk Consulting, Summer Internship

person-person

Hello, I've been offered a position at PwC for Technology Risk Consulting (comes under their Risk Assurance Business) and a position at Deloitte for Digital Strategy (comes under Deloitte Digital). In terms of growth opportunities, which of the two would be better if the end goal is to switch to M...

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What are the exit ops from internal strategy?

student_trader

Here’s the breakdown, I had a low GPA in college (2017 undergrad from non target) and I’m currently in a Vendor Risk Analyst role at a top AM firm. I’ve always wanted to be in consulting and have an offer for an internal strategy/corp strategy role at a Fortune 1000 company. (One of the broker...

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Best chances of landing a strategy consulting role

suyashj2

Hi everyone, Hope you're well! I just created my account yesterday and am very excited to be part of such a great community! So let me just give you a brief background about myself; I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from King's College London, but unfortunately only recei...

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MBB Exit from Europe to the US

Mattes1988

I am currently working for an MBB firm in a large European market (think Germany, France). Does the reputation of the firm varies based on office location when applying to jobs in the US? Or should I have more or less the same opportunities as someone from a US office? So basically: Is McKinsey New...

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Taking time off to do an internship at McKinsey?

cluelessconsultant

I am a sophomore at HYP, international. Have a 3.4 which is probably going to go down after this semester. I wanted to do consulting at MBB(Hoping for San Francisco) and I recently got an offer to work on a 5-month project in an international office for McKinsey(loads of networking). I honestly hate...

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What is the stereotypical path to MBB Consulting ?

BaguetteMan

First off, I'd like to apologize if this has been asked before, but I really have not seen this question answered yet on WSO. While it is pretty well-known that the ideal path to an SA position is usually: Freshman PWM -> Sophomore Boutique -> IBD SA -> FT IBD, is there such a defined and common pat...

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Deloitte S&O Travel, Expense, Credit Card Policy

Dumbdum15

Can anyone tell me what the travel and expense reimbursement policy looks like at Deloitte S&O? Specifically - can we use our own credit cards or are we forced to use the company card? Meals - are there specific guidelines as to how much can be spend per meal? a daily rate? 'don't be crazy'? Fligh...

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Thoughts on Transferring

JSB029

I am currently a sophomore at a school that is probably a semi-target overall for IB/consulting recruiting. I applied to a few better target schools, and have so far been accepted to one and waiting to hear back from a few others that are less likely. I've been going through IB recruitment at my sch...

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Consulting Firm CFA Reimbursement Policies?

jjsimon1818

Hi everyone, What are the reimbursement policies for the CFA at top consulting firms (MBB, Big 4, etc.)? Do top firms pay for prep materials and time off to study, or just the exam? My understanding is that MBB treats the CFA like the GMAT / GRE and is very supportive, is that right? Thanks!...

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Targets for MBB (Undergrad)

Kevin-Johnson1

Which schools would you consider targets for MBB and for which offices? Also, I was admitted to Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, and UT Austin. All for computer science. Which one would be the best for getting a job at MBB after....

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Opinion on Stern Stewart

andreasmoren

Dear community, do you have any opinions what is special about Stern Stewart and their cases? How do you see Stern Stewart in comparison to Tier 1&2? Would it be possible to move from there to top tier? Thanks a lot in advance! Best regards Andreas...

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Fired from T2 Consulting Firm

HarambeLokey

Hello Everyone, I just got terminated for under performance at a T2 strategy consulting firm LEK/OW/ACC strategy/Deloitte S&0 and wanted to know how to best proceed from here. This came as a shock to me being 9 months out of undergrad and want to know the options I have or possibilities to go to a...

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72 Hours to Accept a Role: Negotiation Tactics

ejones6

Tier 2 MC Firm: Friday, May 3rd I was given a verbal offer by the partner. Received paperwork by 3pm, I **noticed the offer expires on Monday May 6th**, overall I understand this as the start-date is May 13th, however I will be moving-out of state for this. There is no way I can break my lease, m...

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Best Business Books for Management Consultants

matt_15

As an engineering student, I do not have much experience with business lingo or finance. Are there any recommended books that would cover the basics of business and finance at a suitable level for management consultants. I am a rising junior and will be spending the summer prepping for interviews (f...

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Anyone have up-to-date info on CapCo?

tds2006

The posts here on CapCo are a couple of years old. Anyone have up-to-date info on pay, team/project quality, etc.? I'm interviewing there in a couple weeks for a strategy consulting role. I have a couple years of post-MBA experience in finance and strategy, plus a few years of pre-MBA consulting ex...

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Booz Allen Strategic Innovation Group vs. Deloitte Strategy & Analytics Group

data_science_n3rd

Deloitte date scientist here. I am currently being recruited by Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovation Group. Was wondering if I should consider it, or if Deloitte S&A is where I should stay. I enjoy the work and culture at Deloitte, but just wondering if Booz's SIG group is more prestigious or ...

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2nd year MBB analyst in EU - corporate exit opportunities in Zurich

Abrix123

I'm a 2nd year analyst at one of the MBBs, based in Europe but outside of Switzerland. For personal reasons, I'm looking to transition into the corporate environment in Zurich, possibly working in the Strategy / Internal Consulting teams at either FIG or FMCG companies, which were my main sectors of...

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Wyman Dubai Internship vs BNP Germany Internship

MoneyMakerIB97

I have an internship offer at OW in Dubai and BNP Paribas in Germany (M&A). I just want to receive a FT Offer and prep myself for a PE exit. Which should I choose from a prestige/exit/pay perspective? And most important, where do I have the highest likelyhood of getting a FT offer?...

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MBB vs Direct Industry?

Hashirama32

What do you think is the best for a guy who is in his 20s to join? Firms like BCG/Mckinsey vs P&G/Mars ?? Is Mckinsey same level of prestigious as Mars inc? I have been working at P&G for 3 years as business analyst. And i used to think that Mckinsey is the best brand name you can get out there fo...

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MBB in Africa?

SamuelG

Hey all, Recently a recruiter from MBB reached out to me to discuss a graduate opportunity at one of their African offices. I lived in that country for a few years before coming to university, and would not mind moving back for the right opportunity. However, I was wondering how reputable these of...

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Is an equity research internship valuable for consulting?

vashdun

Hi, I couldn't get a strategy/consulting gig but received offers to these internships. Which would help me better for FT consulting? Might not be in an ideal situation, but this is what I have. Equity Research at a boutique job-desc: standard ER gig. 3 past interns of the firm have gone to the MBB....

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What are the options for lateraling from Tier 2/Big 4 consulting to MBB?

Jordan-Simkovic

What are the various routes for lateraling? Is the only realistic option to hope and pray to get into a top-tier MBA from Tier 2 and then go with on-campus recruiting? Or are experienced hires without an MBA realistically possible? What about experienced hires with an MBA?...

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Georgetown MSB or SFS (Consulting/Tech)

young-and-reckless

Hi everyone. I'm a high school senior committed to the MSB, but I've been told that I have the option of transferring to the SFS before the fall or after my first year. I'm very interested in consulting/tech and am pretty sure that's the path I want to take after college. I pretty much have no inter...

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Ankura Restructuring Interview

JustAnEconMajor

I have a interview with Ankura sometime next week for their restructuring and turn around group. Since they're a fairly new firm there's not a lot of information online Does anyone have any idea what to expect or how to prepare? Mostly behavioral, or technicals and case interviews? ...

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Exit Opportunities: Expert Networks (AlphaSights, ThirdBridge)

Nils UK

Hi All. What are the exit opportunities like for a career in Expert Networking. eg. AlphaSights or ThirdBridge. Any opportunities in Consulting / Private Equity?...

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Strategy& salary increase (post-MBA)?

togoto

Hi, Does anyone have information on post-MBA salaries at Strategy&? Management Consulted currently says that there are "ongoing internal discussions to raise" the current salary of 150K, so I wanted to see if anyone had new information to share. Given the recent hikes at MBB, where starting salarie...

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M&A at Big 4s in Europe

Ajeje

Hi everyone, knowing tha large amount of pages written on Big 4s and M&A/corporate finance, I would like to know something more on their M&A practice specifically in **Europe**, given that from what I know those practices differ substuntially with respect to USA and Asia. In particular: a) is the...

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Restructuring case

andreasmoren

Hi all, I had a restructuring case during my interview with one of the Tier 2 consulting firm. The question is like "How to successfully sell the new product (i.e. software) through restructuring" At the end of the case, the interviewer told me that i considered only qualitative aspect but not qu...

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What do companies look for in intern applications?

parmesan123123

Hey all, Other than GPA, how do consulting firms decide who gets an interview? I am finishing up my first year at a target school with a 3.8+ GPA in a rigorous major (I also have very high standardized test scores). I have work experience in typical jobs (customer service type jobs).For people ap...

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Summer Case Prep over Skype

elias00100

Hey everyone, As we're getting closer to Summer 2020 recruiting for MBB, I wanted to check if anyone wanted to get a group going to do case studies over Skype?...

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