Big 4 are 4 accounting firms traditionally, although they all have consulting arms. However, having B4 on the resume shouldn't indicate a consulting background - just in case some people think Big 4 to MBB is always a consulting to consulting transition.
I am an MBA 1st year. I have a typical B4 accounting background and I have earned great achievements - saving client relationships, onboarding technologies to saving thousands, promoted solutions across US member firms, grew many interns and associates, worked with 3rd party agents to bring an AI tech to my firm, and typical accounting side of due diligence work.
I gave my resume to a few MBA 2 who went to MBBs. I leveraged a paid service and asked an MBB project leader to check on my resume. I asked a consulting partner from my B4 firm to comment on my resume. So eventually, they signed off on my resume.
My networking was at least "ok". I got a few partners/directors at different firms who mentioned about helping me through the process or connecting me to someone who would help.
HOWEVER, I applied to 11+ consulting firms (with NY as the top location), and got only one interview. I seriously have no idea of what's going on.
My MBA school is S16. I have friends in one M7 and they told me, it was pretty much the same situation this year. Basically, candidates with B4 accounting background didn't recruit management consulting well this year.
Then I can't stop wondering - Is it true that consulting firms don't value B4 accounting background much?