Incoming Sophomore- What is the Recruiting Timeline Like?

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I'll be a sophomore at BC this fall. I know the investment banking recruitment timeline has moved up, and they started recruiting for junior summer internships during the spring of sophomore year with offers being given out by the end of sophomore year. I'm wondering if the consulting recruitment process is similar to that or if it is not as accelerated? Also, if anybody knows the general view of BC in consulting. I know MBBs don't recruit here, but there is a decent Big 4 presence for consulting roles.

Quite frankly, I'm not too knowledgeable about the consulting industry, but its something I want to look more into and see if its something I'd be interested in doing.

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Jun 20, 2018

BC is viewed favorably by consulting firms, especially if you're in the school of management

You are right that MBB does not recruit there. However, other great consulting shops do, with recruiting presence particularly strong for LEK and Deloitte S&O, so maybe target these firms

Source: friend attended and joined LEK

Jun 21, 2018

Is the process in consulting similar in which you try to get a junior internship and get a return offer? Also, is the junior summer internship process in during junior fall or earlier/after that?

Jun 21, 2018

Consulting is a bit different than banking in this regard. In banking, basically everybody who ends up in a full time role was an intern. In consulting, the internship process is much more competitive than the full time one (about 3 times as hard for MBB from what I've heard) so you'll find many people who did not intern in consulting end up in it post-grad. There is a much less defined path into consulting since firms run on such a generalist model for college hires. A junior year internship at a solid large company should be plenty of name recognition for even the top firms, assuming the rest of your application is strong.

Generally, firms will start to recruit for their full time staff right when school starts in September. The internship process occurs after this, more like mid-October I believe. It varies from firm to firm but that is what I have seen and the general consensus that I've heard.

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Jun 21, 2018

I saw McKinsey's application for summer 2019 releases july 1, will interviews start in the summer? or back on campus in the fall?

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Jun 21, 2018

Recruiting is school specific. Most likely interviews will be on campus but you should ask your school's career center or alumni.

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Jun 22, 2018

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Jun 22, 2018

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