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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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very silly Q re: MBB offices

gogrannygo

for those with MBB experience--what was the office situation like? do associates (at M; consultants at BB--that is, the post-MBA) get own offices? share? cubicles? i imagine this might differ office to office, but if yu can share your wisdom, it'd be nice. thanks....

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MBB Office Preference

wanna b mbb

I will be applying for MBB from undergrad, and of the three, from my school, BB only recruit to their Dallas and Chicago offices. As things stand, I would prefer to end up in Chicago over Dallas, but I would be willing to put in 2yrs in Dallas before an MBA if that is what it took to land at Bain o...

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Booz Allen Hamilton - what's the deal?

rtaylor121

so what's the low down on this company? from what i can tell, they're a major player in the management consulting industry, though they seem to have lost the reputation they had 30 years ago. how's the culture, work/life balance, exit opps at Booz Allen? thanks....

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Boutique Consulting firm vs. Bigger Consulting Firms

hifromrohit

Hey guys, so I have been looking into consulting and I have noticed, just like banking, there are advantages and disadvantages for boutique (ala Trinity Partners) vs large consulting firms (Deloitte, OW). I was wondering if you guys can give me the pros and cons of each. What are the advantages of...

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Big 4 Offer for Sophomore - Finance and accounting major

joenes1215

yo guys I am a sophomore finance and accounting major at a business school that ranks in the bottom half of the top 100. I have also just completed a 6 month finance/accounting co-op with Johnson and Johnson. I recently attending E&Y's Emerging Leaders Program and was offered an internship in assu...

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First Day Dress Code

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What should one wear for the first day of their internship at MBB (not in NYC)?...

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another resume question

bluedvl2012

Hey I had 2 questions about my resume. I know you are supposed to put standardized test scores but I was wondering is it a good idea to put my SAT2 scores also? I took us history math 2 and literature and got in the 700s for all of them. And second is arial font 10 too small? Thanks...

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Interview Dress Code - Opinions on appropriate suits?

djfiii

Looking for some opinions on appropriate suit type for an interview at Deloitte S&O. I know some firms are more conservative than others, so really looking for an insiders view here, or someone that has been through interviews at Deloitte. I have a number of nice suits, and I favor some of the ones...

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PWC ADVISORY ASSOCIATE INTERVIEW

consulted87

hey everyone. so i was able to land a second interview, this time with PwC!!! i have a couple questions that i hope someone can answer. the interview consists of 2 45min interviews and a senior session (Q&A panel). the position i applied for is advisory associate in health care. should i be expectin...

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"Operational Excellence" job- how high up?

AA

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but as per my job as a bank teller, I started talking to a customer about their background, etc. and I found out he was in charge of "operational excellence" at Accenture. His profile also said Senior consultant which I didn't notice till he left. Anyways, he ga...

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Managing more than one interview

mav

Hi everybody! I just would like to receive an advice from you: I am interviewing with more than one firm, and they are quite spreaded. How would you manage it? Would you say from the beginning you are already in advanced steps with other firms, or wait until (if, touch wood) you receive an offer tha...

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Resume and Interview Tips from OW Partner

aspiringconsultant

Hey guys, For those of you who are interested in Oliver Wyman, here is a blog posts with some tips from a current partner at the firm: http://firmsconsulting.com/2011/05/27/resume-and-interview-tips-from-oliver-wyman/ I hope that at least some of you will find it helpful!...

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best book

wsib1

Do you guys know what's the best book to read about consulting? Books that'll guide through the resume, cover letter, interview, case interviews.. thanks...

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ATKPAS

top15MBAgrad

1. How does A. T. Kearney's Procurement & Analytic Solutions compare with tier 2 firms (Deloitte S&O, EY) in terms of chalenging work, reputation, exit options etc.? 2. Post MBA associate base salary of $105000 (source: glassdoor) for this practice seems fairly less than generalist associate salary ...

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Consulting Euro-Style

ibintx

I'm trying to gather a little info on getting in to Management Consulting in Europe (as an American), specifically at the MBBs/big Euro shops. Most people can't help because of the Euro part, so if you are familiar with it, your expertise is especially appreciated here. Don't worry--no hours/pay/exi...

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which entry level position has been exit opportunities?

big42corpfin

I posted this in the job forum as well but I was wondering if I could get any input from anyone here as well: For someone from a non target school entering fall recruitment, which position has better exit opportunities? D&T's ers business risk practice (not tech risk) or DC's project controller gro...

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Consulting Resumes - 1 Page Critical?

djfiii

So I've been tinkering with my resume for a few days. I easily have 3 pages worth of material, and was able to boil it down to 2 pages without much trouble. I've been reading articles that suggest a 1 pager is critical for places like MBB, i.e. if you can't demonstrate your key accomplishments in 3-...

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How much does a 1st year or 2nd year analyst at Deloitte make?

bobo89

How much does a 1st year or 2nd year strategy analyst at Deloitte make? Please specify the base salary as well as sign on bonus, etc. ...

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Case interviewing

electriclighto

So I'm a case interview virgin and will approach one relatively soon. I've been reading up on major consulting websites and their sample cases/tips, but I'm wondering if a real interview will ever end up that intensive? Are those good references for what a 30 minute case interview may be like? If no...

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LEK Profit Share

gatofa

I heard that for LEK a proportion of the pay is "profit share" which is dependent on performance of the firm every year. Does anybody know how much the profit share varies (does it fluctuate massively like 0-30% or is it more steady than that?), and what the expectation would be (better or worse tha...

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Booth vs HWS

djfiii

Any thoughts on how Booth really stacks up against Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford in the recruiting world? Businessweek ranks Booth the #1 Full-Time program this year, but I find it hard to believe that, all else being equal, a Booth grad gets picked over a Harvard grad. The prestige factor that com...

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Delloite S&O vs Accenture MC

detergentboy

Considering the exit options to a good MBA univ., what will be a better choice Delloite S&O vs Accenture MC vs PwC/E&Y/KPMG for a consulting profile..?...

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Case Interview

johnnie.welker

Hey, I had an interview Thursday with an MBB, something odd occurred: my first interviewer said I did well and ask me for my notes right after I was done my second interview did not say anything, and specifically said he did not need my notes. They said they will let me know if I will get an off...

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Advice for a Noob

beccabeth

I’m new here and I have a few questions I’m hoping you guys can advise me on. I’m about to start at a target business school (undergrad). My ultimate dreamiest of dream jobs would be to become a senior executive of a F500/1000 retail/luxury goods company. Yeah, reaching, but I did say dream j...

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any hope for top 50 consulting firm at 30 w/o mba?

jestes

For those who realized late (ish) in life that they want to do consulting, are there any firms that will hire a Business Analyst or Associate who's been out of undergrad for 7 years? Should I be looking at Tier 2 or Tier 3? I know MBA is the most direct route to make up for lost time, but is i...

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How long do MBB keep past applications and resumes

look_out_below

How long do McKinsey, Bain, and BCG keep past resumes and applications? I applied several years ago and got through 1 or 2 rounds of each before getting dinged. I'd like to apply again, but I needlessly (and stupidly) embellished my resume the first time around. I'm going to shoot straight this t...

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Networking and Asking for Internships

FinancialNoviceII

I'm trying to move into Consulting, with an emphasis within Public Sector initially. I work at a small consulting firm now and I am due to resign in the hopes of securing a few more internships before September. I was wondering what is the best method to approach firms for internships when they ha...

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MBB Networking

wanna b mbb

So, I want to get ahead of the game for full time recruiting next fall, and I have some free time on my hands now that finals are over. I have the credentials (target school, GPA, consulting internship this summer) that should get me interviews at MBB, but I only got an interview at 1/3 for interns...

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Economics Major Necessary at Ivy?

Anonymous321

I'm a freshman at a target (Ivy--not Cornell), and I pretty much don't know anything about the finance world at all. I'm more of a science-oriented person, and I plan on (at least) majoring in neuroscience and perhaps going on to med school; however, I've also taken an interest in economics as I've ...

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Does GMAT help consulting application?

wanna b mbb

I am a rising senior with an internship at a boutique this summer. I plan on applying to MBB/OY/Monitor next fall. I am an econ major at a target school with a 3.9+ GPA, good extracurriculars, and very strong SAT scores (2300+). I have little in the way of connections. My questions are: How ...

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Best internship options

FinancialNoviceII

Working in small strategic consultancy firm. I've decided to do an MPP, and hope to break into public sector consulting. Any ideas where's the best place to hit up for summer internships? ...

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Two months into consulting

bbjhva

Hey guys, So I'm 2 months into working for a top consulting firm. I know people's names, who the partners are, who are the rising stars in the firm, which Exec Assistant is the nicest, etc. More importantly, I've been staffed and already completed a project, and am active on my 2nd one. I guess I w...

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Booz vs Big 4

dudufa

Hello, I would like to get your opinion on whether you think a more specific consulting position in Booz (e.g. public sector consulting) would be better in terms of exit opp and B school compared to big 4 strategy consulting position (Deloitte level)? My understanding is that Booz is definitely a b...

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SAS and top consulting firms - Utilize my time

Kushagra452

I have an admit from the McCombs full time MBA program at the main campus. I am already working in a small public energy consulting firm in SE Asia. I would like to get into the 'advisory' services of big 4 as well as apply for associate positions at top consulting firms (M/B/B etc...). I have abo...

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F500 Analyst => Top Tier MBA => MBB => F500 Exec?

Al Bundy

I was wondering, if I don't get into a good consulting firm early on, how realistic is it to go from being a financial analyst at a F500 company => top tier MBA => McKinsey/Bain/BCG => exit back to a F500 company at a higher position? I believe that doing consulting (or even banking) is valuable and...

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Econ Consulting

Mixta

Hi guys, I'm relatively new to this website. I recently had a phone interview with a sortof econ consulting firm. They are actually a consulting firm directly related to foundations and their effectiveness. I have surprising low qualifications (3.3 gpa from a non-target), however I have a tiny b...

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McK Operations Senior Analyst

kote

Looking at the McKinsey Operations Senior Analyst track, I'm a bit confused. They require 2+ years experience and prefer a master's degree. The role is 2-3 years then direct to associate. Why would anyone with 2-4 years experience and a master's take a 3 year analyst role? Is the senior BA comp ...

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MIT LGO for consulting

kote

Next question... how much of a disadvantage is it for MBB recruiting to miss that SA opportunity? I ask because LGO at MIT looks like a great program, but they only let you intern with partner companies (for no pay, but 70% of the tuition is covered). LGO gives an engineering master's from MIT in ...

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Deloitte Consulting Advice

capitalcity13

Currently in my sophomore year and looking to SA with Deloitte summer of my junior year. Anyone have any experience with what Deloitte stresses for their SAs? GPA reqs? Kinds of internships/employment? Case study/brain teaser interview weight? Also how many rounds of interviews is it usually and ...

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Brand Valuation - Surgical Devices

GrungePirate

Hey there, I'm working on this project which tries to evaluate the brand value of a particular surgical (Medical Device Firm) Fortune 500 multi billion dollar firm. We will be depending only on Primary Research across the world with a decent number of stakeholders. Are there any existing methodol...

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Re-Applying after Rejection

greeniron

Have some feedback on this but would appreciate others feedback as well. I successfully made final rounds with a top 3 consulting firm twice - both for internship and full-time (as an MBA) and each were for a different domestic office. Post MBA I will be heading to a top firm in its industry (not c...

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Which consulting firm has the better website?

consultingwiz07

Of the following four, which has the cleanest website: McK, BCG, Bain, Booz? IMO, Bain's website is easiest to follow and offers great visual diagrams for past cases. ...

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Typical Career Path for undergrad hires

Chillguy

So I'm wondering how long do most analysts work in company they were initially hired in? I know for most IB analysts it's usually 2 years in IB -> 2 years IB/Buyside/Entrepreneurship->Business School->IB/Buyside/Entrepreneurship. So what's the typical path for average strategy consulting at the Bi...

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Consulting - BRIC - MEA - Emerging Markets

consultingwiz07

Who, among the top firms, is better positioned to grow in emerging markets? Who, among these firms, has established early relationships with the businesses in emerging markets? ...

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Washington DC Summer Case Interview Practice

wanna b mbb

I am an undergrad from a target school for MBB and have a consulting internship at a boutique in DC this summer. I want to make the jump to MBB for full time. I have done a fair amount of case interview practice, but want to do more before full time recruiting next fall. I am looking for someone...

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SAT/ACT for Consulting Position

skybound

So out of high school I had pretty pathetic SAT/ACT scores, but I had almost no motivation at the time. I went to a community college and transferred to an elite university where I now have a 3.85 GPA. I'd like to get into consulting but I'm wondering if I should even bother with such low test sco...

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Philly Phinance

B4A23

I've wasted enough hours in the day reading this board that it's worth me contributing... I'm a recent PSU grad, solid GPA. Did the F500/regional brokerage internships, went abroad. Networked like a maniac, landed a bunch of F500/retail banking/consulting/anything-except-stripping-but-maybe-yes-i...

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classes for OW

bluedvl2012

I'm interested in working for OW FS and was wondering if there are any particular classes they like to see? I've heard they are more quantitative than other firms, would taking more statistics and math classes help my chances? ...

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UCLA MBA

djfiii

Any opinions on MBB ops for UCLA MBA grads? Specifically for regional placement, like staying in the Los Angelese / SoCal area?...

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Sales -> Consulting

oasissnorkeling

I will be interning as a sales rep at a very well known company this summer. Without exaggeration this is the best of the best of sales internships. I will be on my own meeting store owners negotiating pricing and contracts so the experience is very real. How much of shot would such a internship giv...

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Case interviews process coming up!

carla.brook

Hi everyone! I have case interviews coming up for most major strategy consulting companies (first one in 3 weeks). I am just about to start collecting all materials, which study materials/books etc have you been using?? It would be great to get all your opinions, I will go through all of them! Th...

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S&T --> Consulting

callmedtop

Hi everyone, I'm a Junior at a target school, and am working at a BB S&T (think top-3) this summer. Will this experience line me up for full-time interviews with MBB come next year? Obviously the answer is normally yes, but I have a ~3.4 GPA, lower than the regular MBB applicant. Will a great resum...

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MBB online application status

top15MBAgrad

I'm a 2010 top 15 MBA graduate currently working in industry. I have 3.7 GPA, 740 GMAT and an engineering undergrad with 4 years of progressive experience with a fortune 100. I submitted my online applications for MBB on 4/8. Although it might be off cycle recruitment time for consulting, usually ho...

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MBB Question

False Promises

I have heard most people don't get past 1st round interviews at MBB for undergrad hires, is this also true for lateral hires? If MBB offers you a first round interview from a major non-target as an off cycle lateral, how realistic would it be for you to move on if you did well on the case? ...

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Software developer to mgmt consultant?

PracticalNihilist

I'm a current software developer with 8+ years experience and am considering a career change to management consulting with an IT specialty. Would you have any advice for this transition? (Yes I tried the forum search but didn't find anything relevant) Thanks, Joey...

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Getting into consulting from BizDev+Strategy role at a hot pre-IPO silicon valley startup?

e30e39

Hi there, Modifying a post on the 'get a job' section of the site, I'd like to get some information on the best way to get into consulting after working for ~2 years in a BD+Strategy role. I've been doing a little bit of soul searching the past few months about how I'd like my long-term career to ...

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HR Consulting to Management Consulting

Walter Sobchak Security

So, I recently got an offer from a major HR consulting firm. While I would love to work for MBB or just a top management consulting firm, what are your opinions of exit opportunities from HR consulting? I see myself going from HR consulting --> MBA from top 10 ---> management consulting. Thoughts...

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Cornerstone Research

ihavenomoneynow

I was wondering if anybody had information on Cornerstone Research. I know they do litigation-related consulting. Are they a good place to work? Would someone choose them over other firms like katzenbach/Oliver Wyman...etc. How is their placement to b-school? Thanks! What’s It Like Working a...

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Lunch with McKinsey Partner

manbearpig

Hi everyone, A McKinsey partner (working in something not related to my expertise) responded to one of my cold emails and is willing to meet me for lunch later this week. I wanted to get some advice and feedback on how to steer the conversation and what questions to ask and how to best frame them...

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Consulting --> MBA --> Consulting

detergentboy

Hi All, Just wanted to ask what are the chances of getting into the M7/LBS/INSEAD B-schools after doing consulting from big-4 and second tier consulting firms such as Oliver Wyman, Parthenon etc. How would you rate Accenture MC, Hewitt, Hay, ZS for the same objective? I hope getting into M7 will ...

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New York Boutique Management Consulting

bchiud

Can anyone pull a capital IQ search of regional and/or boutique management consulting firms in Chicago? Greatly appreciated....

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Superstars

Status_Quo

Consultants - I'm sure there are superstars in your office that blow away the rest of the team. What are they like and what sets them apart from others? Firm description/type might be useful as well (MBB, small boutique, etc.). Stories, input welcome. ...

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Considering a jump to Management Consulting, but....

djfiii

... looking for some feedback on my background, as it relates to the likelihood that I might land a gig at a McKinsey, Bain, BCG, or one of the smaller firms in the same league. - double major in accounting and finance at Michigan (satellite campus, so less prestigious than main campus), gpa 3.28 ...

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Does Anyone Recruit at the University of Washington?

jumpshooter

I'm currently picking between schools and I may be financially limited to the UW. Do any good consulting firms recruit here? My ultimate goal is to get into a T5 business school. Also, I got into admitted into the CS major at UW which is like 6th in the country, don't know if that can affect recrui...

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Tech Consulting -> MBA

sulkanen

I'm a senior at a target school with a 3.4 gpa and I ended up taking a job in the Big 4 doing IT consulting work. I realized I fucked up but I'm not looking to get into MBB or anything prestigious like that. If I work for 4 years and go back for an MBA what are my chances of getting something that a...

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Picking a boutique over MBB

biggles15

Hello! It seems everybody aspires to get into MBB but I'm wondering if anyone here turned down MBB for a boutique (pre-MBA if that makes a difference)? If so, can you share your reasons for doing so and what you perceive the pros & cons of this to be? And are you happy with your decision?...

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target undergrad to medical school to healthcare consulting or IB, which med school?

bostoncode

I'm currently a senior at MIT and will be graduating with BS in Physics (minor in biology) this year. I've been accepted to two medical schools: Emory and Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University (in Bronx, NY). Since like sophomore year I've wanted to be a doctor but I'm starting to change my mind aft...

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MBA to consultancy

boomboom

Hi I am currently in Sales and trading about to finish off my first year of being an Analyst. I have missed most of the deadlines for Strategy Consultancy and would have to apply for the next year start date. Hence I decided to do an MBA and then join consultancy as a more senior level. However I ha...

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Oliver Wyman vs Booz vs IB

dannyomaha

Can anyone give me some guidance on what they think the better firm is out of OW and Booz? I'm also considering IB... I'm in Aus, not US, FYI....

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Transferring offices at McKinsey

pptbeeyaach

Hi All: I was wondering if any of you were familiar with McKinsey's office transfer policies. I'm just about to start working as an Associate at one of McKinsey's offices in the US and I was wondering how easy/hard it is to transfer over to an international offices. Truth be told, Im not American ...

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Deloitte S&O vs. Accenture MC vs. The Cambridge Group

juicy08

Hey all, Was hoping to get some comments/advice on these three decisions for summer offers. I've narrowed it down to these offers, but am curious perceptions of prestige and work. I've found Vault rankings to be pretty arbitrary outside of MBB and want to position myself the best for business schoo...

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Background suitable for Analyst or Re-Brand to MBA

womb-raider

Hello, So I find myself in a bit of a conundrum…… I am intrigued by consulting; however, I am not sure that my experience is completely relevant. I wanted to lean on the forums expertise to get some honest feedback from people I feel will tell me how it is. I have an 8 year job history that s...

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Internship Advice - Junior at a target with 3.55 GPA

bears1208

Hey guys, So I'm a junior at a target school with around a 3.55 gpa currently. I went to meet with a career counselor yesterday to get some advice on how to get started preparing for recruiting season in the fall. But what she had to say scared me a bit. In high school I worked for a financial rec...

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recruiting while abroad

deprecated

Hey guys, I'm an undergraduate student in Europe (target school) graduating next year and I'm starting to prepare for MBB+Booz+OW+other top firms recruiting sext semester. "Unfortunately" from summer till December I will be abroad doing an exchange semester at the University of Melbourne, Australi...

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MBB West Coast Offices

seekingalpha2

Can anyone provide a comparison of the MBB west coast offices (LA, SF for all, Seattle for McK). Also, I've heard local business is flat, thus you can bank and traveling out of state more than one would if one were located in the Midwest/East coast - any truth to this?...

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What do these major-GPA combos tell you?

radianceall

Say you're a MBB recruiter. You're looking at candidates from a target school for interviews. What are your initial thoughts at each one? I just want to see all of your thoughts, all feedback is appreciated. 1. International Relations major with a 3.8 2. Comparative Literature major, Economics min...

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jumping to MBB after Google

consultant_banker_89

Hey all, landed a summer internship at Google (people operations, not engineering/coding), going to work hard and hopefully land a full-time offer. if that doesn't work out, how would google look on my resume in terms of me getting interviews with MBB for full-time? basically what i'm asking is, ...

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Consulting Firms in Boston: CapIQ request

ERon

Would anyone mind doing a CapIQ screen for management consulting firms in boston? Would be much appreciated. thanks....

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Business Casual in the Summer

kjnsmit

I've got an internship at an MBB/other top tier firm for the summer where the dress code is business casual. If it were fall or winter I'd go with wool slacks, button downs, and nice shoes, but I'm buying clothes right now and don't know what to do for the summer. The office isn't in the south but i...

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Frankfurt Stock Exchange

MarkBragg

FSE new listing requirements and how to meet them for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange The new regulations as of February 14th 2011 that have become effective ...for the completion of the new conditions in the "First Quotation Board" announced by Deutsche Börse. Untill the 30th of September 2011 every...

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Need a car?

michigangrad

I'm about to start with Accenture in Chicago.. As a first year analyst, do you need to own a car?...

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LGBT consultants

persimmon

Let's talk about important issues. I'm starting in the fall and would love to hear from those already in the industry....

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Penalty for overshooting?

mopman

Curious on people's thoughts on this one. While looking for experienced hire positions at a consulting firm which will remain nameless, I found a somewhat vague description among the current openings that turned out to be for a case team leader position. I applied even though I'm under qualified fo...

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BCG SA fail ---> Ft

Durantula

Hi all, During my BCG first round interview, I really feel like I hit it off with one of my interviewers in particular (I must bombed with the other guy, because I didn't get a final round offer). But, the Consultant I was good with said I nailed his case question and offered to help with stuff dow...

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Liability insurance reqs (Ind. IT Consultants)

robs1216

Has anyone been on a project that wouldn’t take independents because of the liability insurance reqs? Can anyone recommend a good company to work through on these projects that takes care of its consultants – pays well, (actually pays!) good health insurance, 401K, etc.? ...

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Signing bonus - Nothing deducted from taxes

R2 equals 1

I recently received my signing bonus and noticed that it did not have anything deducted for taxes. I thought that bonuses were taxed very heavily (~40% or so) so will I just have to pay that tax when income tax time comes around? I also get some relocation assistance in the form of a check (not re...

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VaynerMedia

Mauw

Hey guys, I was wondering what you guys think of VaynerMedia. A friend of mine is considering applying for an position, even though the payment is, in my opinion, pretty low (~35k what I heard). Is the experience there worth the low pay? And will you be at an disadvantage applying from an foreign c...

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Boutique consulting firm vs. Deloitte M&A team

sungjuncho

I am aiming for the Big 3 consulting firms upon graduation. I am taking this semester off and I got a position for a research analyst at a boutique consulting firm. It's for 3 months and I'll probably gain a lot of hands on experience during this internship. They told me to start working next Monda...

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Alexander Proudfoot - any info?

kbound27

I have been researching Alexander Proudfoot and I have seen positive and negative opinions. Looking for any feedback you have on this company. Thanks!...

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Chances in the Big 3 of consulting

DrPhs

Hey Guys, I would like some opinions on what my chances would be to enter into one of the Big 3 i.e Bain, McKinsey and BCG, of consulting I have a B.Eng in electrical and electronic engineering, MRes in photonic networks and PhD in laser physics and optical communications. All from UK universities...

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Organizational Chart for MBB?

persimmon

Hi Monkeys, Search function didn't produce anything, so: I want to see an organizational chart for MBB. I have been in contact with a partner / CXO and want to see where he ranks in the scheme of the firm, but I can't find the tree chart that shows the whole hierarchy. Anyone know where to find t...

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Consulting Background Checks

Captain Insano

I'm just about to finish my Masters and have been interviewing with a few consulting firms (BAH, Accenture and LMI). What does the background check entail? I'm asking this for both me and a friend of mine. Neither of us are going for TS or security checks yet, so I'm more concerned about the backg...

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I don't know what I am doing wrong. I need advice on how to improve.

SPH

Hello, I am currently a 4th year Accounting/Biz Economics double major at a state school (Think SEC school). The school isn't very prestigious and recruiting is average. I am trying my best to get into the advisory practice at any firm however I have had no luck. And it's also getting late now to...

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McKinsey the next Arthur Andersen?

MBB123

Link: http://www.finalternatives.com/node/15885 If this thing gets any bigger, do you see McKinsey going the way of Arthur Andersen? Thoughts?...

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Monitor and Qaddafi

2x2Matrix

A couple stories came out in the past couple of days that the Monitor Group -- that MBB-esque firm founded by strategy god Michael Porter -- has had some pretty serious dealings with Libya's Muammar Qaddafi. They've done a lot of PR-ish stuff that involved bringing in experts - often senior Monitor ...

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Overreaching with applications

mopman

I've come across positions advertised at two separate consulting firms that might be a reach for me to apply to, but it's a borderline situation that could go either way. Normally, I would apply in a heartbeat and hope for the best, but I've heard way too much talk about lockout periods for me to t...

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Drug Testing at MBB Firms

MBB123

So, here's a question that I've really been trying to find an answer for, but I still haven't come across anything even close to conclusive... Do McKinsey/Bain/BCG drug test? Obviously, if someone is a total pot head, they shouldn't be in this job anyway. However, there are many occasional smoker...

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