Student Government and MBB

Out of curiosity, how do places like MBB look at leaders in student government? I know that often, especially for the small, competitive summer internship programs, the GPA bar is pretty high, but would solid leadership experience of that sort help?

Let's assume here a GPA that's not really bad... just not hot stuff. This is for undergraduate recruitment from a top-notch US university (HYPSW, etc.).

Thanks!

Comments (8)

  • movetofinance
  •  Nov 14, 2007

i am sure it helps, but they'd rather you ace the case

Nov 14, 2007

Student government = any other leadership role in student organization

There's not going to be much of an advantage being in one type of student orgs versus another. Having leadership roles, solid internships, and other achievements will help you get the interview. After that point, it's about how to you perform in the interview.

Nov 14, 2007

As a former interviewer at MBB, case performance is the no. 1 thing I look for. What do I want an analyst for? research and modeling. Some interpersonal skills definitely helps, but if he can't do math to save his life, he's a ding. my personal bias is to look out for high GPA. Some of these "student leadership" positions can be a joke. Kids get on these committees only to buff up their credentials, but they don't actually contribute much.

Nov 16, 2007
Danny_ish:

As a former interviewer at MBB

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine....

Nov 14, 2007

I was student body president at a top 25 undergrad non-ivy target/semi target school with a 3.0 liberal arts GPA.

I got an interview anywhere I wanted. But like the previous poster said, once you get the interview its how you perform.

I think it all comes down to how you sell youself. As long as in your leadership role you can show how you produced results/added value then it won't be mistaken for resume fluff.

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Nov 15, 2007

Thanks for all the responses.

I realize that once I make it to the interview, case performance is by and far the key thing. My question is really about whether or not a clear leadership position (not some fluff committee thing) in student government helps get you that interview in the first place when GPA is short of amazing.

Nov 15, 2007

Thanks for all the responses.

I realize that once I make it to the interview, case performance is by and far the key thing. My question is really about whether or not a clear leadership position (not some fluff committee thing) in student government helps get you that interview in the first place when GPA is short of amazing.

Nov 15, 2007
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