Undergrad MBB internship recruitment and prep 2019 summer
I'm an incoming junior from a top 5 target school with a 3.7 GPA in STEM (CS). I'm been dissuaded from doing software engineering and am looking at consulting and finance (specifically consulting) instead. I've always had a deep passion for economics and finance. I religiously listen to economics podcasts and am currently an econ research assistant at my school. I am wondering if there's an advantage coming from a technical background and looking to do an MBB or tier 2 consulting internship. I also heard that McKinsey had a new analyst+data science position for interns/new grads. I would be interested in either that or the traditional route.
For summer 2018 I have an operations and data science internship at a fin tech startup in SF but not much relevant experience beyond that.
I am interested learning about the timeline for recruiting for consulting as I'll be doing case prep this summer as well as studying for the GRE. I'd also like to learn about the different sectors and division in MBB consulting, specifically west coast offices and their cultures.
Any advice helps!