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Company Interview: Gartner group - Data scientist1, How did your team decide to work individually or to work in a group? Tell me about the decision process. They asked a lot of detail situation about teaming working and how you handle different kinds of situation. 2, They also asked very detail questions about specific variable I put in the model....
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What can a person do to secure a job at a top consulting firm?What are some things that could be done to help someone secure a position at a top consulting firm? For example, if you were still a student in either undergraduate or graduate school, and you have had a hard time securing an internship at MBB in the past. Thanks....
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How does MBB view an applicant with a PhD in a business field opposed to MBA?Do most top consulting firms view an applicant with a Ph.D. in the same light as someone with an MBA in the recruiting process? What are the pros and cons of applying to top management consulting firms with a Ph.D. in a business field? ...
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L'Oreal Marketing vs Business at Tech Giant vs Big 4 Advisory Hey Guys, As the title suggests, I have a few offers to intern at this summer- one being at L'Oreal for Marketing (I'm not a marketing major, but was told by a bunch of people I talked to that it was a premier program and good for FT opps), the next in a business function at a tech giant that the ...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Mckinsey and companyexperience and compensation in McKinsey and company is a good opportunity for me as a first job, good time.. work-life balance is not a sustaining for a normal person, so you cannot spend most of your life there, just spend some time and go somewhere else...
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A list of consulting firms that do strategy work, including internal strategy divisions?I went through some of the threads, and it seems that, among the Big 4, only Deloitte has a decent, real, consulting division. I could be wrong, but is there a list of firms who do real strategy work, besides MBB?...
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Company Review: Booz Allen Hamilton - Booz AllenReally supportive culture and welcoming leadership team. Received a lot of personal and one-on-one support. . Operationally really disorganized. Company is 25,000-30,000 people so it is really hard to get personal attention from logistics people. ...
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Best books on consulting Hello all, I would like to get some suggestions on some books to read on CO. As a prospective student, I'd like to indulge myself in the most amount of information I can receive before I have to begin the application process for jobs in the future. Suggestions on books that are -Short/ introductory ...
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Deloitte Federal S&O vs. ZS AssociatesHi all! Currently deciding between summer internship offers at Deloitte S&O in their federal practice and ZS Associates. I have a slight topical interest in healthcare, but doing public sector work for the summer seems appealing as well. Some questions that I have: -How do these firms compare in te...
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Boutique Consulting or Google (People Operations)Hi, I need to make a decision between taking an entry-level associate role in People Operations at Google (basically HR) and an offer at a boutique consulting firm that specializes in financial services. I am leaning towards Google right now, specifically at the prospect of being able to transfer ...
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Statistics/math needed for interviews...beyond back of the envelopeI was just curious to know what kinds of math and algebra one should know for case interviews? The online web practice sites that randomize numbers are useful for helping you improve multiplication, addition, division, and so forth, but I am wondering what you might need to know beyond those basic. ...
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Case Interview PartnerHi, I am looking for a case interview partner. Can meet in NYC, or via skype. Skype ID: lizgym Thanks...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Fair, with caveatsGood co-workers, flexible working environment, less travel than typical consulting roles in the company. often not working with real data but with mock data, many business-types not enough technical leadership...
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Bain global offices - best and worst? Hi all! I have an offer from Bain, but due to Visa issues cannot stay in the office I was recruited to and need to choose one where work permits are easy to get. I will spend a year there, until I can join my original office. Sooo, I would be very grateful, if you could share any insights on busine...
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Company Interview: Parthenon Group-EY - Intern1. Of our motto "nice, smart, driven" which one do you most embody? Which are you furthest from? 2. If you were to make a company, what firm would it be, and what would its motto be? I talked about the value of honesty etc., given that consultants need to communicate with clients. 3. What is the si...
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Company Review: Protiviti - Great EnvironmentGreat company and people. They do a lot to keep you interested and engaged. Lots of opportunities to build skillset. Nothing to serious too far. The commute from NJ could be an issue for some folks. Depending on solution area- travel varies...
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Consulting Case Interview Practice Partner - in Toronto or via SKYPEHey guys, I'm looking for some partners to do practice case interviews for fall recruitment 2017. I have started listening to LOMS and reading Victor Cheng's book but would still consider myself pretty beginner. Please comment below if interested!...
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SAT and GPA for internshipsI know that consulting firms tend to ask for SAT/ACT scores along with GPA, transcript, etc...How much can a very high SAT score (2400) offset a (somewhat) lower GPA (3.67-3.73 range) when it comes to getting junior summer internships? This is assuming a hard course load (advanced econ and math cla...
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Company Interview: ClearView Healthcare Partners - AnalystDifficult case interview questions that required some logic. For example, they gave a drug with multiple indications and asked what would be the best target indication to go for first. In this process they gave the mechanism of the drug, and then asked which was the better indication based on the lo...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Launching pad to wherever you want to goGreat benefits, amazing professional development/coaching, prestige of the brand name is huge and opens tons of doors. . Tough lifestyle - typically work 70-80 hours a week (but only occasional weekends). Satisfaction can vary heavily by project ...
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Thoughts on Restructuring Groups?I was wondering if anyone here had experience with or knows anyone that works at a big 4 restructuring group? I know A&M, Alix, and FTI are top for restructuring (consulting), but how are the big4 viewed in regards to restructuring? is the work any different? ops? etc. Referring specifically to t...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Deloitte BTAGreat networking opportunities, travelling to interesting locations, and workign with intelligent people. . Long hours, time away from home can get lonely if you have a significant other, sometimes on a slow project....
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Economic consulting - Exit opps and hours? Hello buddies ! I'd like to inform myself about this industry as we don't talk about it that much. What would a graduate do working in firms like Oxera, or NERA ? Is it more competitive than IB ? What about the hours/pay and of course the mighty exit opps ? Thanks ! :)...
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FINALTA, subsidiary of McKinsey, questions about assessment centreHi, I am looking for anyone to share experiences from their interview process at Finalta. Based on what I understand their process (at least in the UK) is as follows: 1) online application 2) numerical + writing assignment 3) phone interview - competency+mini case 4) in-house interview - you get dat...
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Finalta London - Excel test+interview insightsHey guys, I got an Excel + writing test with Finalta coming up in 2 days, what to expect? What're the question types: for example, do I need to do the ppt based on the Excel (e.g. find a problem & answer 1 question), or it's just sending back the .xsl to test how good you're at certain tech tasks?....
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Company Review: Deloitte - Deloitte Jordaninternship at Deloitte in Jordan: -Good exposure to different segments of the industry (tourism, defence) -Used my pre-existing skills to build up on -Was focused early on on me helping with project and learning by doing. -no clear strategy with my supervisor, I was lucky enough that ended up being ...
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Corporate training programsThe concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been used as an effective lens through which to examine the actions business can take toward ensuring mutual long-term well-being and sustainability....
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Management Consulting Internship AdviceHi everyone, I would just like to ask for some advice from people who have successfully managed to land an internship at an consulting firm previously. I am currently a sophomore at a target (grades are at 2:1, not too far off from 1, so still trying to pull it up) majoring in Finance with decent e...
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Switch from Medicine to Management Consulting guidance pleaseHey all, I'm a graduate from a medical school in Trinidad and Tobago with MBBS (Not MD), and a BSc in Medical Sciences prior to this. I've been working as a doctor since 2011 and I'm halfway through a surgical specialty with ~3 more years to go. The pay for doctors here is pretty much the same as ...
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Consulting Interview Case writingLooking for people to help create practice consulting interview cases for a new premium case interview training platform. Will get free access to all of the training material in exchange for writing cases. Message me if interested!...
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Deloitte S&o: Finance v StrategyI am anticipating an offer to join the Finance practice of Deloitte S&O. I was told during conversations with the recruiter that if I do well there it would be possible to move into the Strategy practice down the road. Additionally, I was told the Strategy practice does not take MBA hires, but ins...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - consulting intern- A ton of responsibilities given to you as an intern - Constant engagement with senior professionals at the firm. - Low/inadequate pay for interns while we (or at least I) were being made to work way overtime - HR was a pain in the ass to deal with...
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Abnormally low college GPA, STEM, graduated years ago, how would I get into consulting?I finished with a 2.1 GPA couple years ago as a biology major, it took me 6 years to graduate college and my low GPA is due to D's in classes like Organic Chemistry 1, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry. Had to retake those classes all over again and only had a C in them the second...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Best place to work* impact nature of the work * great and thoughtful professional development * work-life balance * culture . * unpredictability of the work can lead to a lot of canceled social plans * challenging client situations ...
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Company Review: Booz Allen Hamilton - Booz Allen Consultant- Good work/life balance (~40 hrs per week) - DC area - Excellent 401k match which vests at the end of every year. - Very slow work pace - Compensation is below industry standard - Hard to get onto first project without help from career manager...
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Has anyone heard back from BNP Paribas? Superday on 10/6Did anyone else who interviewed for an internal consulting role at BNP Paribas hear back yet about an offer? I had a super day on 10/6 and still haven't heard back.. Does anyone know when BNP typically gets back to candidates after a Super Day? Should I assume I didn't get an offer then since I have...
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Scenario based questions (online webcam tests) - how do you approach these?I've had 2 'job simulation' online tests where I was presented with fictitious scenarios and I was asked to how I would respond or what advice I would give. I had to record my answers in 2-3 minute videos. These scenarios were fairly non-technical, examples include: - your colleague has difficulty ...
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Willis Towers Watson Award Compensation Analyst InterviewAnyone interviewed at Willis Towers Watson before? I am going to have a phone interview for award compensation analyst at this company, really appreciate if i could have some advice on what they are interested in and what type of questions might be asked....
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Any consultants looking to sublet their apartment during the work week while on engagement?Recently accepted an internship at GS and I'm looking for a place in NY FiDi from Monday-Thurs (I can commute home to NJ for the weekend). Figured it might match up well with a consultant's travel schedule. Let me know if you a have a place sitting empty during the week that you'd be interested in r...
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Company Review: Duff & Phelps - Duff * Flexible start time * Excellent management and ability to interact with all ranks within the firm . * Somewhat unpredictable hours if client is demanding * The work can be repetitive if no new engagements come in ...
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Company Review: IBM - IBM ArchitectAutonomy Work/Life Balance Quality of work Intellect of co-workers Rotating projects A lot of opportunities to learn on the job. Compensation Promotions A long commute to work I really don't have anything other sadness (cons) to add. ...
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Company Review: LEK Consulting - Decent firm to start careerVery friendly colleagues Great working atmosphere Interesting variety of cases Good career perspectives . Salary slightly beneath market rate, particularly on per hour basis Long working hours Face time is important...
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Gaining quantitative experience before applying: Open courseware, Coursera, etc.Hi, I am planning to apply to MBB next summer as an APD. I come from a non-business background and it is quite rare to see my field represented at consulting firms. I have been told that I should brush up on my quant skills before applying, as it will help me in several ways. Now I am just wonder...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Great place to work, positive outlookOverall good place to work. Really enjoyed the people I worked with and the client engagement I was on. PWC integration was a mess, but there is a very positive outlook moving forward. . Only major cons would be normal stuff in regards to integration. PWC name and red-tape is not ideal but is necess...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Good Culture, Low Starting PayThe people and work culture are fantastic. EY cares about its employees' performance so they make sure to have plenty of bonding events for new hires.. Pay was lower than I expected for a job in San Francisco. In addition, exit opps were unclear for a tech consultant....
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Offer Decisions: What Does "By this date" mean?Hi guys: this might be a silly question, but I was wondering if you can tell me what this phrase means in my offer letter, it says: "please inform me of your decision as soon as you can, but no later than November 29th." "we anticipate to hear from you by November 29th" Does that mean I can resp...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Summer Camp for Business StudentsGreat Values, Fun Colleagues, Big name on CV, Exposure to big clients, fun CSR days, chill and easy going environment. Very little work to do, lots of nepotism for best projects, trainings were weak, not a motivating environment ...
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Company Interview: Cornerstone Research - AnalystHow would you go about evaluating anticompetitive effects of a merger? Asked about the potential impacts of merger of two large pharma companies. First described the context. During the description, I was allowed to ask many clarifying questions. Graphs were also shown. From here, i had to walk thro...
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Deloitte BTA or KPMG Operations mods please delete ...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - SatisfactionThe Company offers the ability to try out a wide variety of competencies and industries, before committing to one.. Not great about investing in their people. The competency options generally have not aligned with my preferences...
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What is the best study plan for case interview?Hi everyone, I am in the process of applying into McKinsey. The most confusing part to me is case interview cuz this type of format is rare and seems to only introduced by management consulting. Is there any way that I can effectively practice this type of interview? Where should I start? What is th...
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Compare E2E and LOMSHi guys, Is that a disadvantage not having a degree in business-related field compared to those did earn one on securing consultant job? I am an undergraduate student majoring toward BS degree in electronics and planning to get the MBB offers. In addition, I am preparing for case interview at turnar...
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Use code BF40 to purchase e-books on mconsultingprep.comMconsultingprep is on sale 40% but I couldn't process payment with coupon on the website, I see a message that says "cannot proceed your payment now and find another way". Did anyone success?...
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Company Review: KPMG - KPMG Good leadership, fantastic team, office is very nice and lots of social events.... overall the people are great. the hours are very long and the travel gets tedious as very quickly, the pay is lower than competitors...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Quite satisfied -Get to work with great people -Good support from partners and HR -Decent pay rates, especially with overtime . -Some confusion over PwC merger, problems with branding/reputation -Stuck in a specific vertical -travel gets exhausting ...
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How are Treacy, FTI Consulting, and Huron Consulting Group Viewed?I don't see people mention these firms a lot on WSO. What is the reputation of these firms in the consulting industry? Thanks!...
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Switching from Management Consulting at Big 4 to the tech sectorWorked in tech prior to consulting, want to get back into tech. Ideally major name such as Google, my work predominantly centers around tech implementation. The tech culture was a way better fit for me. Minimal technical background - only two computing courses and previous experience in business i...
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Future of MBBHey all, Looking for some thoughts on how you guys, looking at those actually in the industry, think the strategy consulting market is changing or will change in the upcoming 5-10 years. If you're in college but would like to chip in a few thoughts that's cool, but the usual 'MBB is superior to any...
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Company Review: Capco - Capco ReviewGood work life balance, some interesting projects to work on in the Financial Services domain. Good clients and company culture.. Limited range of projects within one industry. Work is limited to business process reengineering and FS back office....
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Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC deals1. how do you describe yourself and how does your friend describe yourself. most of the question I prepared were technical, really didn't expect that.... 2. What did you learn from your study trip to U.S 3. Any question for me? usually you expect to ask one or two questions in an interview. However,...
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Company Interview: Newton Europe - Graduate improvement consultantWhat would you ask a Newton director if you were in an elevator with them for 5 minutes? You have been working on a project for 6 months with a colleague: describe one good and one bad thing about you they would notice. Group case: 5 people each given one piece of information and asked to read ...
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Singapore: DT Consulting (S&O) or Accenture MC (Change Management)I've recently been offered both analyst position as title. Any advice on which to decide on? Thanks!...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Best Big 4 to jump into strategy consultingGood atmosphere, nice & smart co-workers, world-class/Fortune 500 clients, brand recognition, great office & perks. Staffing should consider more one's expectations (client industry, core products, etc.), salary could be higher within S&O team to align +/- with strategy houses...
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Company Review: Strategy& - SatisfiedIntellectually stimulating projects with opportunities to practise my LBO modelling skills and steep learning curve. Sometimes projects have tight project timeline and life work balance can be difficult to maintain at all times...
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Company Review: IBM - 3Good lifestyle thus far, but dependent on project. Senior leadership is also really involved with formal training programs.. No say in what you actually get assigned to as far as roles and projects. You could sign an offer letter for one position and get placed in another....
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2017 Consulting Industry Report – 8 Categories to Consider The 2017 Consulting Industry Report compiled by Wall Street Oasis (WSO) provides insight on total average compensation, industry reputation, work/life balance and more. All statistics featured in the reports are based on approximately 7,400 user submissions within the consulting industry. The r...
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Company Review: Parthenon Group-EY - Great place to start your careerThe culture is great - I think work hard/play hard and smart, nice and driven are mostly true. Interesting mix of strategy and DD work, although some sectors do better than others. . Work/life balance can be unpredictable. That said, most managers seem to be conscious of the junior employees’ time...
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Thoughts on Accenture Strategy?Hi all! I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on ACN Strategy. I believe that it was formed in late 2013. Specific questions: 1. How many consultants work in the Strategy division relative to MC or SI? 2. I've heard that for strategy projects, ACN Strategy engages with the client first...
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Any source to get Victor Cheng Look over my shoulder (LOMS)Hi guys, I am looking to get the audios for VC's LOMS prep material. Any insights will be helpful. I already have got more than half of the audios from a friend so do not wish to pay the whole price for it. Anyone willing to share for a price??? please PM me....
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Company Interview: Cornerstone Research - Cornerstone ResearchWhat is the loan/value ratio of a mortgage and how does it affect the mortgage default rate? I was surprised by the terminology and didn't get it in the first place, so the interviewer spent a long time walk me through the thought process. What are different types of risks of mortgage-backed secur...
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Company Review: Parthenon Group-EY - Parthenon ReviewGood job, smart coworkers. Professional yet generally casual atmosphere. Lots of learning in the first year on the job.. Work life balance can be highly variable. Promotion schedule is fairly rigid / scheduled with little opportunity for faster paced promotion for high performers....
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Management Consulting from semi/non-targetI've read on here that breaking into MBB almost requires going to target schools and having a high GPA, but without as many opportunities of breaking in from a non-target as IB for example. Honestly, I'm still unsure the relationship between school "prestige" and chances at an MBB, but I'd assume wi...

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