McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG application preparation

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Hi everyone,

I'm preparing for applications for Mckinsey Insight and BCG bridge2BCG this year. I'm just wondering how important is the essay writing and is there any useful tips for preparing the essay part from previous attendees?

Thanks a lot for the help and insights!

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Apr 5, 2018

hi, should I apply to this if I'm doing full time recruiting in 2020? Will attending this year give me an advantage ? or I'm better off going next summer. Thanks.

Apr 6, 2018

I guess this is for full time recruiting in 2019? Maybe you want to attend it next summer in 2019 for full-time positions in 2020. Their recruiters were saying that if you enter the Insight program, you will directly go to the interview process for full-time positions

Apr 6, 2018

ok I see. Do you have to network to get in ? they only care about online appplications ? Thanks so much!

Apr 8, 2018

Hi, with conversations with the BCG &McK recruiters they say explicitly if you're not graduating in 2019, do not apply, because they are only looking for people applying for 2019 cycle (hence the reason the programs are only a few weeks before the application dates). But prep your essay for next year!

Prospective 2019 Consulting

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Apr 8, 2018

the essay questions are going to be the same for next year ?

Apr 11, 2018

Hey sorry. I don't know if it'll be the exact same question so I wouldn't write it all out, but I would think "tell about when you've shown leadership," would almost certainly come up.

Prospective 2019 Consulting

Apr 11, 2018

To be clear, that applies to PhDs and JDs. I know at McKinsey (and possibly BCG/Bain) that MDs are allowed to apply if graduating in 2020.

Apr 7, 2018

I'm not sure actually. I applied it online though. But it's a program for Ph.D./JD/MD who has no exposure to consulting before.

Apr 8, 2018
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