Have been following this forum for a while but was never compelled to participate until now... because I just got a call for an interview for a full consultant position at.
Let's put this in context: I do not have an MBA. My Master's Degree from 2006 is from a "regular" US state university and is in fact in social science. Since I moved back to Asia (home country, where the BCG office is also located) after graduation, I have been working in communications at a financial services firm (unhappily). I am interested in and have performed well in strategic matters and have a knack for problem-solving and building and using "soft power" to improve processes and push my agenda. All these convinced me that I could reach for consulting despite my less-than-glamorous background... Yet, I consider my cover letter/CV pretty conventional and I don't know anyone at BCG or remotely anyone atthat could have pulled any strings...
...so my question is, why me?
I still pinch myself at this unbelievable good fortune. The interview is in 1 week. Have been trying to shore up my business case knowledge and consulting lingo (behavioral and linguistic) by researching and reading as much as I can (it's the only thing I can think about day and night now!)... but making some sense of the question above might just help me better position myself at this one (perhaps only ever) chance I have to launch my career in a big way.
I hear many voices of experience among you. Any tips you can share would be appreciated.