My background: Rising junior at a non-target school. I had a consulting intern experience at Big four consulting and had participated a national consulting competition. Since I'm a undergrad student, my experiences were pretty limited.
I met an associate at one ofMBB yesterday. He thought my resume is extremely unqualified because I don't have 2~3 years experience. I told him I'm just a junior student and applied BA analyst intern but he still claimed that I need years of experience. I actually have strong passion about consulting and he was surprised that I was so passionate about consulting industry when I talked about my experience. I even gave him some of my analysis for business cases, though he might think it's bullshit... But I'm not a professional.. My skillsets are diverse, I know Statistical languages, python and algorithm for data analysis. I'm alsoand PPT since I have done several big projects and gone through some professional training. I did everything I could to fight for an opportunity. Then he told me that only recruit from top 10 and he said that even if he pass my resume to recruiter, the recruiter won't bother taking a look because I don't go to Top 10. I truly understand that but at the same time I felt very frustrated. I'm really passionate about this industry but don't have chance for an interview just because of my school name. I'm not saying that I only want to go to MBB, I also applied small and middle consulting firms. But when I tried to fight for an opportunity for MBB, I was getting really frustrated. Maybe my experiences were just too limited..or he just simply doesn't like me as a person...idk.