Sorry community, just want to vent a bit. I've failed many interviews but this particular one makes me really upset.
Today I received a rejection call from McKinsey for the BA position. I passed the 1st round interview with Associates/EMs but did not pass the 2nd round with partners. The feedback was that I did super well on 3 cases but 2 cases were not well structured, but the quantitative + personality fit were on point. I spent close to 3 months with idk how many sleepless nights to prepare for the cases + still work on my jobs at a Big 4 TAS. I was already dreaming of joining McKinsey (one of my dream companies) -> Harvard/Stanford/Wharton, but today after getting the call I felt a little disappointed and upset.
Anyways, I got an offer to join an MM bank for IBD so I'm not really in a bad position (and I'm still in Big 4 TAS so yeah). I still have another shot with BCG next month, but I feel a little tired, and it seems that getting a BA position with MBB is super hard.
Will it be easier if I just grind the next 2 years as IBD analyst + couple with my experience at Big 4 -> M7 MBA -> MBB?
Sorry, just want to let it out :(. Thanks, community.