The end of my (undergrad) McK journey
Just writing this post to leave something for a long journey that's full of pain and tears and that does not have a happy ending.
Since my freshman year, I've set myself the goal of going into consulting and specifically, aiming for McK. I interned at a big name in my sophomore year and a tier 2 consulting firm in my junior year. I spent almost 200 hours preparing forthousands of dollars on coaching. I still remember how I did casing while doing my internship and going to bed at 1 or 2am everyday. I've practiced over 70 cases and every person I met told me (including those who've worked at McK) they think I got a good shot at the firm and I am a good candidate.
I had my interviews. First round went extremely well. However, in the second round, under stress and simply getting a really weird case, I knew I didn't give a good structure for one of the cases. In fact, that's probably one of the worst structures I've ever come up with. Although the last case went extremely well, after the interviews, I got the call telling me that I didn't get the McK offer that I dreamed about. The same call I received one year ago while I was applying to McK in my junior year and was rejected after the second round.
I don't know why I'm writing this post on this forum-in fact, I don't even know how to feel right now, other than feeling dead inside. I've always believed in hard work and believed that hard work forever pays. But it does not. I felt lost, and I don't know what to believe in to keep me going. What's really the point of hard work? And what's the point of life? Am I just a big joke? Is life a joke? I felt dead inside.