Undergrad planning on going after full time MBB roles but confused about when to apply
From my understanding, the recruiting process starts in the Fall with applications due in August/September. However, there are also July deadlines for undergrads seeking full-time consulting roles at least for. I have no idea when to apply. Will there still be August/Sept application deadlines as well? Should I go ahead and apply in July? If it helps, I'm applying to NYC, another competitive east coast office, and then probably a southern office that I think is maybe at least slightly less competitive. I'm a social sciences major (not econ) at a low/semi-target school, so I feel completely left out of the loop. I've managed to talk to a few people from my school who have been successful in the recruiting process, but it's obviously been hard to connect with COVID.
As I previously mentioned, I'm not from a business background at all, and all of my experiences are politics/research-oriented, so I've been working hard to learn what I need to know about. Would anyone be able to offer insight into when the best time to apply would be? If I were to apply in July, the interviews likely wouldn't take place until August or September, right? And if anyone has any advice for how to at least get a first-round interview with a non-consulting/business/econ/finance background, it'd be greatly appreciated.