I will be a senior this year at non-target and I will be applying for FT consulting entry levels. I am not sure if the following is going to make sense or no, but please help me if you can.
I have a good understanding of MBB, but when it comes to the big 4 and tier 2, it gets more confusing. For example, EY and then there is EY Parthenon, PwC and Strategy&, etc.. I know there are different types of consulting of course but I want to do strategy or maybe business performance improvement. And I am totally fine with any general consulting entry level. So what should I be applying to so that I could properly network accordingly?
Second problem is that whenever I go to these known firms' websites, I don't find any of those entry level positions postings, and that makes me more confused. And when should I be taking actions because I am not familiar with those deadlines, since I am from non-target school?
My strategy right now is going in two different directions. The first one is preparing for the interviews. The second one is that I keep calling any consulting-related alumni and network with them. Some of them, thankfully, asked me to send them my resume and they said they are going to refer me (BCG, Accenture, EY M&A Advisory so far). I feel I am missing something to be honest. Should I also reach out to non-alumni in the companies that I am interested in? If so, how do you guys get their emails? Because I know you have a limit on the messages you can send on Linkedin?