I will be applying for MBB from undergrad, and of the three, from my school, BB only recruit to their Dallas and Chicago offices. As things stand, I would prefer to end up in Chicago over Dallas, but I would be willing to put in 2yrs in Dallas before an MBA if that is what it took to land at Bain or BCG.
1) Is Chicago recruiting going to be more competitive? Any suggestions for listing my office preference in order to #1 maximize my chance of an offer, and #2, hopefully land in Chicago?
2) Would the lifestyle/work be significantly different in Dallas vs Chicago?
3) Am I totally wrong to want Chicago over Dallas? I have been to Chicago and love it, but never to Dallas. Also, I consider myself more suited to the midwest then texas, but who knows, I might be wrong.
Any thoughts welcome, thanks!