Seems like MBB summer internships are much harder to come by than the regular full-time offers that are given out in the Fall of senior year.
Does anyone know if juniors who typically make it to final rounds for internships but don't end up with an offer have better luck with FT recruiting in the Fall? Assuming they're coming from a target school where recruiting is done on-campus...
I had final rounds at BCG, Bain and McKinsey (all NY) but no internship offers. I do plan on reapplying in the Fall.
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I made final rounds at a MBB my junior year (only applied to one), was rejected, and then received an offer at a different MBB for full time.
More full time offers are given than internship offers (my office had 2 interns and hired 6 for full time... because some offices don't even hire interns, I'm guessing the ratio of interns/ft hires is even lower).
Presumably you should be more prepared for FT interviews than you were for internship. So you should have a legup on the competition.
Simply having the interview won't do you any good except for perhaps getting you in the door again. Just practice your ass off in the fall and reflect on feedback you received this time around. Sure helped me.
I had first and office round interviews junior year for an internship with MBB and did not get accepted. Reapplied senior Fall for FT and was accepted. They should remember you, which gives you a leg up, but chances are you need to be better prepared the next time around.
Many of my friends got dinged for internships and had to go the boutique route for the summer, and still got respectable gigs are well-known places come FT. I've also had friends who worked at places like Deloitte and IBM, and parlayed that into a full-time offer at BCG and Bain despite the fact that they didn't make it during recruiting for SA.
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