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2017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD

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Hi everyone,

I would like to start a thread for 2017 McKinsey Insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates.

Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to!

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Apr 19, 2017

Anyone got response from both program?

Apr 19, 2017

Nope

Apr 20, 2017

Had a phone chat for bridge but nothing from insight yet...

Apr 20, 2017

Which Bridge location? Chicago by any chance?

Apr 20, 2017

same, phone chat for bridge, invite over email for same-day chat (kind of odd they only give <1 day notice, but they had evening times available which is nice)

Apr 20, 2017

which Bridge location? Also, has anybody heard from the south Bridge to BCG program?

Apr 21, 2017

this was for south

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Apr 28, 2017

I got an email invite for an interview (via video conference) today for South

Apr 20, 2017

Ditto regarding the phone chat. Was told that applicants will be screened next week for interviews.

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Apr 20, 2017

Just FYI, BCG's Bridge program has four locations, each with a different time frame for the summer workshop. It would be really helpful if people would specify which office they applied to.

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Apr 21, 2017

Just received notification that I was selected as a finalist for Insight healthcare.

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Apr 21, 2017

Do you need to take an online test?

Apr 21, 2017

no, only phone call

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Apr 22, 2017

same, they said interviews will be assigned by april 24

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Apr 21, 2017

Got an insight healthcare interview!

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Apr 21, 2017

Do you need to take an online test?

Apr 21, 2017

Anybody know when we can expect Bain (SF) to get back to us? For AIC

Apr 21, 2017

Probably mid May..

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Apr 21, 2017

Got Insight Asian Pacific invitation for interview, no online test, 20-30 min phone call with the consultant who picked me.

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Apr 23, 2017

Same here. Have you set up time for the phone interview?

Apr 23, 2017

not yet, waiting for the notice

Apr 21, 2017

Got turned down by McKinsey Insight Science & Engineering. Best of luck to everyone!

Apr 21, 2017

Very sorry to hear that. When did you receive their email?

Apr 22, 2017

Yesterday afternoon.

Apr 24, 2017

Got turned down for the insight program but got invited to participate in the first part of our 2018 full-time associate (or MD Fellowship) interview process to receive an early decision.

Good luck everybody!

Apr 24, 2017

does everyone get this email or is it selective? I'm a little confused about the offer to apply early... It seems like taking the PST is guaranteed and otherwise you would have to make it past the resume screen? Seems odd to do this part early but then still be in the fall interview pool, or maybe I'm just confused

Apr 24, 2017

I was thinking similarly. I got a similar response earlier today. I don't see applying early in May as opposed to July as an advantage since from the looks of it we'll be considered in the same pool for interviews in the Fall. That's my understanding unless I'm missing something.

Apr 24, 2017

unless applying in July means you won't necessarily be offered the PST since they only send that to some people post resume screen?

Apr 24, 2017

Same situation. I am confused about that too.

Apr 26, 2017

heard back from recruiter- The benefit of applying before our May 10 deadline as opposed to our July 17 deadline is that you would come through our process sooner and receive an earlier decision. This does not mean our July 17 process is seen as lesser in anyway; all candidates will have the same opportunities.

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Apr 21, 2017

Are these emails dispatched in waves?
Waiting on McKinsey Insight Healthcare and BCG Bridge Boston.

Apr 22, 2017

Interview invite for McKinsey Insight Science & Engineering. Does anyone know what to expect for the business scenario part of the phone call?

Apr 22, 2017

Congrats! When did you receive the invite?

Apr 22, 2017

Thanks, received the invite earlier today

Apr 22, 2017

Great! Is your interview sometime next week?

Apr 22, 2017

they said no preparation required, so it's probably either something simple, or something not in a case interview format thus not "prepare-able" for

Apr 24, 2017

Turned down for McKinsey Insight Healthcare with the following email this morning:
"Due to the graduation date, degree, current location or program you have listed in your application, we are not able to consider you for our programs this year."

Aug 6, 2017

sad, when are the McKinsey hiring dates? when to apply and when is the interview?

Apr 24, 2017

Anyone else interview for the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Event? I did last week and I'm wondering whether that's why I haven't gotten any email about Insight.

Apr 24, 2017

They won't let you interview for both.

Apr 24, 2017

I just got an email saying that! Good to know.

Apr 24, 2017

Did anyone get an interview for New York Bridge to BCG?

Apr 24, 2017

Still waiting here.

Apr 24, 2017

Just wrote to BCG Atlanta recruiter and she told me that the reviewing process for Bridge is still underway and decisions have not been communicated yet.

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Apr 25, 2017

yep, can confirm this as well. Atlanta is lumped together with California/west coast as well as Texas/etc area campuses, so it might take a while to arrange them.

Apr 24, 2017

Prospective BCG Bridgers: Based on similar threads from past years, it looks like we can expect to start hearing back toward the end of this week.

Apr 25, 2017

Has anyone who received an Insight interview invitation actually scheduled their interview yet?

Apr 25, 2017

For Engineering, the interviews are scheduled this week and next. And I think some of the Healthcare interviews are happening this week too

Apr 25, 2017

Yeah, I was invited to interview last week and was told I would be contacted by Monday to schedule it, Haven't heard anything tho (this is for Healthcare)

Apr 25, 2017

I got an invitation to interview with Insight Asia-Pacific at 3 pm last Friday.
I am scheduling an interview, which should be within this week.
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-My friend got a rejection email from Insight program yesterday morning (Monday), however, McK invited him to the first round interview for the full-time position.
(*heavy breathing with jealousy)

Apr 25, 2017

invited to first round interview or pst?

Apr 25, 2017

I'm under the impression that all Insight program finalists and the actual participants are automatically invited for FT interviews this fall. So if you're interviewing for Asia-Pacific, that counts you as a finalist. I got this from the FAQ on the McK insight page: "Program finalists and participants will automatically be invited to first-round interviews."

Apr 25, 2017

You are right. I saw that on the website. So this year finalists and participants can skip the PST and go straight to first round?

Apr 25, 2017

That'd be nice but I doubt it :) Wasn't the online PST supposed to be a part of Insight recruiting again this year? Anyone know why they dropped it?

Apr 25, 2017

I think they have changed from PST to an SHL test for advanced degree candidates. So if you are selected as a finalist for the Insight or if you are invited for a first round interview, you won't be taking the PST.

Apr 25, 2017

Is the SHL test the new online test McKinsey started last year? I heard last year they had insight applicants take it before giving any interview invitation...or there were people who took the test but not invited to interview...but this year there was no SHL or PST and people are already scheduled for interviews? I guess we will never know exactly how McKinsey is doing it this year

Apr 25, 2017

Insight finalists and participants do not have to take the SHL, the online test that replaces the PST used in previous years-
and they are invited direct to RD1 interviews. Anyone who received the email that invites them into the early decision process or anyone who applies by the standard July deadline will take the SHL same as last year. If you do the early application/decision process, McKinsey will let you know if you are invited to the fall RD1 interviews by mid June - campus events in July for anyone invited to RD1 at that point

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Apr 25, 2017

In the email about early it seemed as though those who submitted by May 10th would get the PST link and take it by end of May with decisions being given in late June. They said that interviews will still be August through October so I don't think that is different? I guess you find out earlier and have more time to prep?

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Apr 25, 2017

I got rejected from Insight Healthcare, but they offered an early test if I apply for a full time by May 10.

Apr 25, 2017

I got rejected from Insight but they didn't offer me an early interview like others have reported here. How fucked am I?

Apr 25, 2017

they usually give you the "early interview" later but before everyone else gets it

Apr 26, 2017

Hi all. Any thoughts on how to prepare for the "business scenario"part of the Asia Pacific Insight interview? The email said no advance prep needed, but I'm brand new to consulting, so I might be entirely blindsided if I don't do some basic prep!

Apr 27, 2017
  1. Make sure you understand a general business concept. for example, what are the factors the company needs to consider if they want to jump into a new market.
  2. Understand simple math. Scaling rule. Know some big number (number of US population for example) to help with prediction and projection.
Apr 27, 2017

Did you already interview for insight? Any tips on the fit portion?

Apr 27, 2017

this is really helpful. thank you so much!

Apr 27, 2017

Also: sorry I'm not familiar with the scaling rule in the context of business decisions. Could you please say more on that? Thanks again.

Apr 27, 2017

Anyone applying as a healthcare professional?

Apr 27, 2017

Got a quick rejection from McK Insight HC a few days ago, and like someone above, the email said nothing about inviting me for an FT interview or to apply later. I have to say I appreciate the quick turnaround time! Has anyone heard a response from BCG Bridge Boston?

Apr 27, 2017

Yes I understand your perspective on that. Wow 4000 applicants for Insight HC? Do you know roughly for how many spots?

Apr 27, 2017

Any news from Bridge to BCG NY? Haven't heard anything

Apr 27, 2017

Received an interview invitation from Bridge today! Sorry for not disclosing the office due to anonymity.

Apr 27, 2017

Received an interview invitation for Bridge South today.

Apr 27, 2017

Congratulations neuroma and timecoffee! Good luck to both!

Apr 28, 2017

Received an interview invitation from Bridge to BCG Chicago office today. Interview to be scheduled sometime next week.

Apr 28, 2017

congrats!!Good luck

Apr 28, 2017

Thank you! Good luck to you, too! ;)

Apr 28, 2017

Just received a phone interview invitation from Bridge today although I'm curious as to what it means to be listed by an international office...

Apr 28, 2017

Which site?

May 1, 2017

Strangely it said international office... although I applied from the West Coast so it should be Dallas.

Apr 28, 2017

I just interviewed with McKinsey insights this morning and received an invitation from BCG New York office this afternoon. McKinsey is a phone interview, it seems like BCG is video interview next week.

Apr 28, 2017

how was the fit part of the interview? were you given a real case or more like a brainstorming exercise? i have mine next week.

Apr 28, 2017

For me, it was weird.... Only fit question, no case.

Apr 28, 2017

I just got an invitation to interview for the Bridge NY at 4pm today. I guess they're rolling out emails now.

Apr 28, 2017

Got B2BCG New York interview as well. Good luck everyone!

Apr 28, 2017

Anyone has ideas about how many finalists are competing for how many slots?

Apr 28, 2017

Anyone gets rejection from BCGBDG?

Apr 28, 2017

Wondering the same thing. No news yet. Not sure because of rolling applications or rejection...

Apr 28, 2017

Just had a Bridge to BCG South video interview with a Principal. 15min for 4-5 fit questions, 3min for me to ask a couple of questions. Very friendly and informal. It was tougher than I expected over a phone screen!

Apr 29, 2017

why it's tougher?

May 1, 2017

What were the questions that you received?

Apr 28, 2017

Does BCG also provide FT first round interview for B2B finalist? Any ideas?

Apr 29, 2017

Just a data point. Applied for all MBB's summer workshops for advanced degree candidates.

MCK Asia Pacific: phone interview invite on 4/21. phone interview on 4/26 with a manager. It was very friendly and smooth. Business scenario question is pretty random. One suggestion is to listen to the person carefully without doing note because you will be missing sth while doing note. That's my personal experience.

BCG Dallas: No response so far. Was very interested in BCG because they actually came to campus for info session. Felt easy to be connected with them.

Bain: Just submitted on 4/21.

May 1, 2017

Somehow, I could not reply any private message in WSO. It might be related to a new user policy. Just want to say sorry for not responding. Hope I would be able to use private message in the following days...

Apr 29, 2017

Just got invited to Bridge2BCG Boston yesterday (Friday 4/28) at 11 am. Scheduled for a phone interview next week.

May 1, 2017

Is it possible to not to as well in the case portion of a McK Insight interview, do well on the case portion and still get selected? The case part of the interview really threw me off

May 1, 2017

At this point it's mostly luck. Which insight program did you interview with?

May 1, 2017

Has anyone gotten rejections from bridge2bcg?

May 1, 2017

Just got a rejection

May 1, 2017

Just got the rejection from South Bridge:

"While we were extremely impressed with the quality of the applicant pool, unfortunately we have a very limited number of openings and are unable to invite every candidate to participate. We regret to inform you that you have not been selected to participate in the program due to the high level of interest and the limited space available. This was a very difficult decision considering your valuable experience and achievements."

May 1, 2017

Sorry to hear that. Are these rejections pre- or post-interview?

May 1, 2017

I received a rejection too from South Bridge. I was wondering if you had a second paragraph in the letter asking you to apply July 23rd for a full-time position? I have the exact same paragraph as you, but a second one as well.

"The team would like to encourage you to apply this fall for full-time positions. Each year, we hire a large number of full-time advanced degree candidates, and we remain very interested in your profile. Fall applications are due July 23."

May 1, 2017

Yep.. You are correct. Second Para as you mentioned.

And this was before the interview.

May 1, 2017

rejected south bridge

May 1, 2017

edit: sorry for double post. not sure how to delete.

May 1, 2017

Rejected from Bridge Boston by both phone and email. Did others receive a phone call as well?

May 2, 2017

Had my interview for Bridge today (NYC). Surprised how informal it was. 20 mins of chat about me and my experiences. Super nice interviewer.

May 2, 2017

Same, just had mine for Boston. Any idea when we hear back?

May 3, 2017

Not sure - keep me updated on here; I'll do the same! Good luck.

May 3, 2017

Interviewed (video) for Bridge South. It was very informal but tough questions!

May 4, 2017

Video interviewed with Bridge Boston, just a nice 15min conversation on my experiences outlined in my essay response, and why I want to get into consulting. Did anyone send follow up thank you emails?

May 4, 2017

I contemplated it but since I had no information about my interviewer I decided not to.

May 4, 2017

Anyone else here waiting on decision following McK Insight phone interview?

May 5, 2017

I had read in the interview invitation email that we'd be informed by May 8th, so I assume we wont here anything before next Monday

May 4, 2017

Does anyone know if B2BCG interview will grantee an interview of full time job?

May 4, 2017

If you get into the bridge program you are guaranteed a first round FT interview.

May 5, 2017

Insight post-interview decisions are out!!

May 5, 2017

haven't heard anything... which insight program? Has anyone heard from Insight Asia-Pacific?
Looks like they usually send out offers on Friday and then rejections on the next Monday...

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May 5, 2017

Insight Engineering!

May 5, 2017

Got accepted into Insight HC Philly!

May 5, 2017

congratulations!!

May 5, 2017

thank you and good luck to you!

May 8, 2017

accepted by Insight Asia

May 5, 2017

Accepted by Insight Engineering.

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May 8, 2017

Just got the invitation for McKinsey Asia Pacific Program in Chicago!

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May 8, 2017

also got the result this morning

May 8, 2017

cong!! Have you read the instruction for travel arrangement? It seems like to need to book the flight ticket before this weekend.

May 8, 2017

Yeah, lots of details!

May 8, 2017

See you all in Chicago. Got acceptance email this morning as well.

May 9, 2017

Congrats!

May 8, 2017

Congratulations to everyone who got through Insight and Bridge :) Has anyone heard back from Bain AIC/ADvantage?

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May 9, 2017

Just got an email invitation to Bain's AIC in Chicago. Didn't hear anything about ADvantage though.

May 9, 2017

does anyone know when Bain's advance into consulting will hear back?

May 10, 2017

Just got an interview offer for Bain's ADvantage last night. Got an email from recruiter that there were only 2 days of interview, seems pretty drastic cut pre-interview

May 10, 2017

ehhh it's mostly just me bsing, but when i signed up for interviews (which was only a few hours after the email was sent out) there were only 6 spots. So I'm guessing there were only at most 8-10 spots. Each interview is about 90 min. Granted this is specific to Chicago branch so I'm not sure if office location makes a difference...

May 11, 2017

hahaha I guess we'll see. Thanks, good luck to you to!

May 11, 2017

Spots get taken up quickly. But generally you're right. BCG basically interviews everyone to crank the perception of selectivity up. Bain is much more selective pre-interview. The difficulty to get a placement is the same, if they don't find the right people they won't just admit lesser applicants. Nevertheless, they think you stand a good chance if they invited you.

May 9, 2017

Just got invited to Bain AIC

May 9, 2017

Congrats! would you mind sharing which office you applied to?

May 9, 2017

Has anyone NOT heard back from McKinsey insight? still don't know my phone interview result... is it an automatic rejection as its so late already?

May 10, 2017

invited Bain AIC

May 10, 2017

Also invited to AIC--New York here! Found out last night.

May 10, 2017

Accepted into Bridge NYC today

May 10, 2017

I just got accepted to Bridge NY. I think they are rolling out emails now.

May 11, 2017

Awesome. If you're in a Philly beforehand let me know, we should grab coffee.

May 12, 2017

I won't be in Philly because I live in NYC. But definitely would like to meet with you at Bridge NY.

May 10, 2017

Accepted to South Bridge!

May 10, 2017

Congratulations! Called by a consultant at noon saying I was not invited for Bridge but was offered a full-time interview this August!(This is also for south)

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May 10, 2017

Same here! Didn't get accepted to South but was invited to first-round full-time interview in mid-August via phone.

May 16, 2017

Lets connect before we are headed to Dallas.

May 10, 2017

Just heard back from Bridge to BCG Chicago! Emails came out mid day today!

May 10, 2017

Congratulations!! I am heading to Chicago for the Insight program. Would love to connect if you will be in Chicago during that time.

May 10, 2017

Did anyone here apply for Connect to ClearView? Have you heard anything from them?

May 10, 2017

it was just due this weekend so I assume they'll take a week or two to get back to us....

May 12, 2017

Interviews are out for Connect to ClearView

May 10, 2017

Rejected by both Insight and Bridge, although BCG offered an entry to first round interview. Have not heard from Bain yet. I guess AIC and ADvantage have already given out all offers and interviews?

May 11, 2017

Just got an email invitation to Bain AIC today and my friend got the invitation two days ago. Looks like they are still sending out emails for these events. I also applied for Bain ADVANTAGE SF office, but I guess it is ding...

May 11, 2017

From the email invitation, the AIC program doesn't sound like a big deal though, with no guarantee of first round interview. But referring to last year's posts on WSO, people got pre-approved for full-time interview after the event, so it seems to me that this event will be somewhat evaluative. Do you know how many slots are there for each AIC event, @Roy-roy, based on your information from Bain?

May 11, 2017

Thank you for your response. Looks like I got lucky for being invited to Bain AIC (Thanks to the one who decided not to go). Good luck!

May 10, 2017

Anyone heard back from Bain ADvantage San Francisco?

May 10, 2017

Yet to hear back from Bridge, does this mean it's likely a rejection?

May 11, 2017

I haven't heard back from Bridge yet either. I think latest we will hear back tomorrow...

May 11, 2017

I think you should hear from them by next Monday (May 15th) about Bridge because they ask those who got accepted to register for the event by tomorrow (May 12th). So, it is possible that you are still on the waiting list.

May 11, 2017

Anyone doing anything to prepare for the programs they were invited to? Case practice, for instance? Not sure what is expected.

May 11, 2017

I wonder if anyone checked your profile at talent (dot) BCG (dot) com/ events/ Profile.
I checked mine and didn't see the Bridge2BGC event listed there. I guess it's a cold nope.

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May 14, 2017

are those invited to Bridge to BCG guaranteed an interview for full time?

May 15, 2017

Yes, the B2B attendee is guaranteed a 1st round interview for the FT, according to my interviewer.

May 15, 2017

thanks!

May 14, 2017

Anyone else hear back from Connect to ClearView?

May 14, 2017

yes i got a invitation to a phone interview.

May 15, 2017

Just got a rejection email from BCG (fail the interview....I really wonder about my behavior! :P)
Also, I just got an invitation to Bain's AIC event.

May 15, 2017

Did everyone who was not accepted to Bain AIC receive invitation to the Webinar?

May 15, 2017

I just got invited to the Webinar but hadn't applied to any office (not based anywhere near one).
Does anyone know how good of a signal is the Webinar invite?

May 17, 2017

Yep, an invite to the webinar.

May 16, 2017

Just got an interview for Clearview. Anyone knows how many positions are open to this program?

May 17, 2017

Last year they had 2 programs with ~15 students/post-docs per program

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May 22, 2017

Yup, can confirm. Talked to a consultant on recruiting team there and there's a total of 24-30 spots. Good luck everyone!

May 17, 2017

How much backfire during full-time recruitment do you think I can expect from BCG for picking Bain's AIC invite over B2B?

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May 17, 2017

Congrats on getting both :) Maybe you can ask BCG or Bain to accommodate you to a different Bridge or AIC? Bridge is a LOT of fun so it'll be tough to miss out on that in my opinion.

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May 18, 2017

Are people preparing for these programs? Like practicing cases for Bridge2BCG?
Also, does anyone know when we should apply for a FT position after that? I'm probably graduating in April 2018.

May 23, 2017

Are there also two rounds of interview for connect to Clearview this year?

May 23, 2017

my understanding is that there are: round 1. phone interview and round 2 is either another phone or an office in person interview.

May 24, 2017

I don't know about that. ClearView is an incredible firm to work for if you want to combine pharma+strategy and that is a big draw for most life sciences graduate students (even higher than MBB for some who don't want to travel and want to specialize in their fields). I was lucky enough to attend C2C and meet the firm and the culture is very collegial and friendly.

May 24, 2017

there are two rounds of phone interviews just for C2C, the second one being longer

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May 24, 2017

Yes, can confirm. The person I interviewed with said there will be 2 rounds since they're narrowing down from ~100 1st round interviews to final 24-30.

May 26, 2017

heads up, round two of ClearView Interview are being notified. They're looking to set up interviews for late next week/early week after (start of June).

Jun 7, 2017

Question for those who will attend or already attended Bain AIC: What was the dress code? B. formal or B. casual? Thanks!

Jun 14, 2017

Hi Monkey556, which Bain AIC are you attending? I will be at the Atlanta one tomorrow.

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