MBB/Big 4/Accenture Recruiting Cycles

Prospect in Consulting

I recently graduated college and want to apply to MBB/Big 4/Accenture for entry-level consulting positions. Do all these firms only recruit on-cycle? Since I'm not in undergrad anymore I could potentially start whenever, instead of summer 2021 with all the spring 2021 grads.

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Jun 19, 2020

Bain, it's going to be nearly impossible.

McKinsey and BCG, yes, but it's going to be very difficult.

Big 4, we recruit experienced hires all the time, especially those with tech backgrounds, but we're all paused indefinitely due to COVID.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 21, 2020

I'm an UG and I'm planning to apply to 2021 summer internships to consulting. What is your outlook on that? Do you think they'll freeze applications? Will it be way more competitive? If not, what is your view on return offers? Will it be the same as other years?

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  • Prospect in Other
Jun 21, 2020

also interested in this

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Jun 22, 2020

I don't think COVID will impact summer 2021 hiring at all. That position is essentially for Fall 2022 and no one expects things to still be impacted at that point.

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  • Prospect in Other
Jun 22, 2020

How do you think COVID will impact fall recruiting this year for full-time 2021 positions?

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Jun 22, 2020

I am also wondering.

Jun 23, 2020

It's a good question and to be honest I'm not 100% sure. If I had to guess, class sizes would be about the same, I don't expect any serious drop in business activity a year from now. Granted, "about the same" is a slow down considering MBBs have been growing at about a 10% clip for years.

Jun 22, 2020
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