Discussion on paid agency: is it necessary?
Hi there! I am new to WSO. I have a few questions and I really want to hear your opinions!
Some paid agencies offer programs to help college students break into IB. They have systematic training and mentorship on CV &, access to OTs in advance, tutoring in HireVue, training in Behavioral and Technical interviews, etc.
The fees of most programs like this are around $5000.
I am hesitating to join one of these programs. I have done several internships in PE and IB but in mainland China. I have norecruitment. I networked with alumni and attended info sessions organized by the firms. But somehow I feel maybe I lack something that a successful IB candidate requires and maybe it's a good idea if I have someone who has gone through the recruitment journey successfully.
What do you guys think of such agencies? Any advice on that?
& if I decided not to join such a program, what should I pay attention to?
Thanks in advance!