MBB London Summer Applications

I'm currently a 2nd year on a 4-year course at a target uni and will be applying to MBB summers in the next recruiting cycle.

I wanted to ask what do MBB mainly look for in an application that will help me go past screening and receive an interview? The main concern I had was that I don't have any consulting experience and it's mainly finance centric - for example, I have a few banking spring week offers, doing a finance internship this summer, and I also hold a leadership position in the banking society.

Would this make the recruiters think I'm more into finance compared to consulting or is this totally normal and wouldn't impact my application negatively?

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  • Prospect in Consulting
Jan 8, 2022 - 11:36am

This is for the London office for BCG:

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I don't know how to upload the pdf here, but feel free to PM for more details

  • Prospect in S&T - Equities
Jan 8, 2022 - 11:44am

Thanks so much! I'm not being able to pm you as you posted anonymously. Would you mind sending me a pm :)

Jan 8, 2022 - 11:48am

The BCG resource above is good. Assuming you're at a full consulting target (Warwick is not a target, unlike finance, and UCL has not been a full target for BCG (and Bain?) but is for McKinsey), you should get the online tests given you have internship experience. These aren't easy, and a lot of people from targets fail these. 

Only thing I would say is get someone who has been through consulting recruiting successfully to look over your resume. A different style is needed to finance, much more results driven. Also don't make all your bullet points finance focused, display yourself as a generally interesting person (sports, volunteering, etc). Societal/voluntary leadership roles (as the BCG thing shows, but same across all MBB) are an important thing to have on your resume and pretty much essential for personal experience interviews.

Jan 8, 2022 - 7:51pm

Very wrong, and just look at the BCG thing above if you need proof. Imperial is a full target and has excellent placement, LSE has struggled with McKinsey relative to the other G5 but is still a full target, UCL isn't a BCG target but is very much so for McKinsey. Bain is probably the most Oxbridge-centric but Imperial and LSE are still full targets. Course doesn't really matter much tbh.

Jan 10, 2022 - 7:58am

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