Strategy& Start Internship versus Salesforce Business Analyst - Sophomore Summer

Does anyone have insight on how well the 6 week Start diversity internship at Strategy& converts to a junior year/full time offer? Which role will help me most for recruiting MBB Junior year?

I am diversity, target school, 3.9 GPA

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  • Consultant in Consulting
Mar 30, 2021 - 12:53pm

They are probably both good but I'd assume the Salesforce position is better since it is a full internship, not just a 6 week program.

  • Associate 2 in Consulting
Mar 30, 2021 - 6:44pm

If your goal is consulting, S&. Being a diversity candidate, from a target school, with a great GPA, and with a strategy consulting internship from a well-regarded firm, it would be absolutely shocking if you didn't get an MBB interview next year

Also, S& will offer a generally comparable experience, so your internship return offer (which you'll get unless you go out of your way to botch it) would be a great backup if you don't get an MBB offer

Finally, it's also a good idea to do consulting earlier rather than later because it'll be extremely easy to switch to something else for junior year internship if you don't end up liking it

  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
Mar 31, 2021 - 9:55am

Congrats on both opps. I went through S& Start personally a few years back - not quite 100% return offer guarantee (close to), but even those that don't get return offers pretty easily get MBB for their junior year internship. If you want to switch over to in-house corporate strategy programs (i.e. Capital One), this should not be difficult in the short- or long-term. Personally, I switched over to finance but overall enjoyed my experience at the firm. 

Can't speak to Salesforce. 

Mar 31, 2021 - 3:49pm

Thanks so much for your input! I saw that the program is only 6 weeks and primarily consists of training and essentially a case competition. Do you think that when you went through it you got enough experience to talk about at interviews versus doing 12 weeks at Salesforce? Also for those that got return offers do you know if they still were given enough time to recruit MBB or did they force an exploding deadline on them? 

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