So MBB firms have these programs designed for incoming business school students, to provide scholarships and opportunities to network. (McK Emerging Scholars, BCG Fellowships) Is anyone familiar with them, or have participated in the past? Other than the monetary help + getting invited to network, it sounds like they might help selected candidates receive first-round interviews, as well. Are they competitive? Thank you.
Guaranteed offers? McKinsey Emerging Scholars and The BCG Fellowship program
There is an advantage in applying for these scholarships. Scholarship acceptance does not guarantee you a position over the summer but it does offer an opportunity to increase your exposure through direct mentorship.
Some applicants say the same is true for rejections. If they like what they see you'll probably get an opportunity to connect with an on-campus recruiter earlier than most.
- These programs are extremely selective. But applying may offer some upside.
from certified user @brj
Yup. If you get in, it provides a slight advantage ( maybe more for programs with URM requirements). Definitely not a make or break and the sample size is tiny.
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