Hi ! I am a high school senior with a 3.7-3.8 gpa and a sat score of 1460. I got a mail from Stevenson Institute of Tech today stating that I've been shortlisted for Priority Application through the college board student search service. I'm not sure as to what that entails apart from a priority merit scholarship consideration and if it's a marketing gimmick. Also I saw that it has a decent rep for it's engineering but since I'll be applying for Economics or Finance (up for discussion) and want to break into IB, PE or consulting in NYC(in that order of preference), what's the rep for business
14 Nov 2020
I recently accepted a job at a MBB firm and have a lot of free time until I take on my final semester. Happy to answer any and all questions regarding recruitment during COVID, prepping for case interviews, choosing between internships, etc. To help you get a better understanding, I provided some background information below GPA: ~ 3.75 Internships: Corporate Finance Intern @ Fortune 200 (Junior Year), Finance Intern @ a very small marketing firm (Freshmen Year) Involvements: five organizations including an undergraduate consulting club (President / VP for three of them) I did not land a
11 Jan 2021
Hey All, I've been in Strat consulting for a while, however am leaving it for greener pastures. Before I go I would like to give back to the community, with a gdrive full of prep materials I found and organised while I was preparing for my consulting interviews. Although it is focussed towards consulting, there is a lot of useful information for other finance interviews: shorturl.at/ksFIZ Hope it helps!
09 Sep 2020
I have been going through regular IB interviews, so not too sure what to anticipate for FTI. So, what can I expect in an Interview for FTI Corporate Finance (lender services to be specific)? Any input on this is appreciated.
18 Sep 2020
I am an international student hoping to break into finance/consulting. Last year I got accepted to some solid semi-target universities in the US. In the end, I chose to study at the branch campus of one of them (think NYU Abu Dhabi, SFS Qatar, Duke Kunshan) because of the full scholarship the branch offered compared to full pay in the main campus (especially considering the covid situation). I would get the exact same degree, and alumni from the branch campus did manage to break into local offices of MBB. I don't mind working there after graduation, but does attending a branch campus reduce my
15 Dec 2020
Hi monkeys, I plan to go for an MBA later in my career and join consulting, especially MBB if getting lucky. I'm working in US now but after graduation I would like to go back to my home country China, so I am curious about the whole resume screening thing of MBB Greater China area and if it's any different than US. According to monkeys on this forum and my friends who have been thru the process, screening for undergraduate in US is a sum game, where all dimensions of a candidate (school prestige, undergrad GPA, extracurricular activities, internships, etc., you name it) are individually rated
28 Sep 2020
Dear friends, I am currently a junior at Columbia (GPA 3.7), majoring in Political Science-Statistics and minoring in History. In the past, I have done legislative internships with a US Congresswoman and a New York Assemblymember. Also, I have completed a data science internship this summer with the US Department of Defense. Additionally, I have had numerous research assistantships at both Columbia's Department of Political Science and Data Science Institute. As you can see, I have not done any business/finance/consulting internships. However, I was thinking of applying to MBB's business
09 Sep 2020
Hope all of your are surviving the pandemic while preserving your sense of optimism, I know it has been tough for me. I was recently accepted to a Top 10 (via 2021 US News) Master of Accounting program and am deciding how sensical it might be. I currently work at a top 10 (by assets for US based) bank here in the US as a commercial RM, with the main responsibilities of finding business and executing closing of $10mm+ Term and Lease transactions for Small and Mid Cap clientele. I am 3 years into my career, graduating with an undergrad degree in Agricultural Econ/Agbuisness (I thought I wanted
30 Aug 2020
Following up on all the horror threads out there on how 1st year IB analysts are quitting b/c WFH onboarding, training, life, etc. sucks. Curious to hear how new associates and other junior ppl in the consulting world feel about their virtual experiences so far. How many hours are you putting in? How much face time do you get with managers? Do you feel like there's been any sense of camaraderie with other juniors? Some of this is out there on Fishbowl, but interested in what WSO has got to say on this.
17 Jan 2021
I will be interning at a strong RX firm (A&M/FTI/BRG) in the TAS group with a focus on debt transactions. I was wondering if it would be better/easier to recruit for full-time positions after this summer or return and transfer into RX later on? Thoughts?
15 Jan 2021
I received full time offers from Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations arm and JPM's Risk Management division. I know they're very different, so it's hard to compare. But if anyone could shed light onto what the culture/vibe of each firm is like, how they vary, exit opportunities, skillsets each side requires, the pros&cons of both, types of people, leadership, prestige, etc. that would be great.
12 Jan 2021
Please advise me thank you! I got an internship offer from Blackrock technology and and PWC cyber advisory and I am trying to pick the job that will be better for me in the long run and offer more opportunities. BlackRock pays 33 while PWC pays 38 an hour. I heard PWC gives more full time return offer but i am not so sure. I am also an international student and require sponsorship for full time. I know Blackrock is a good name company to have on resume. My background is not that technical and the role at blackrock seems very technical compared to PWC which seems to be more powerpoint related
12 Jan 2021
I am interested in learning more about lender due diligence and was wondering if anyone could speak about what LDD consultants do on a daily basis, what the work actually is, etc. TIA.
08 Jan 2021
Basically we are doing research into what consulting firms need to do more of to get the top grads to apply to them and make sure that they are actually addressing what we want from the job/company esp now COVID has hit and we want to see what our Generation would actually value (see link in bio) And if you have any other comments or want to chat about any of the 'realities' of consulting just shout, definitely happy to help anyone if they want insights into consulting
31 Dec 2020
I find myself feeling more and more like an MBA (even from a top school) would not be worth it. While I have plenty of time to decide before applying, it would be nice to have a better sense of whether I want to set my sights on one before starting work full-time. For background: I'm starting full-time at an MBB (post-undergrad). I spent last summer at a top EB and decided to switch industries. I'm at a top 10 undergrad school now. Right now, I feel like (1) I'll already have brand names on my resume without an MBA (2) an MBA would completely wipe out all my pre-MBA earnings and put me back in
30 Dec 2020
How well does Northwestern place into MBB consulting? I'm currently a freshman at NU who's interested in the field and was just wondering how I should be using my time throughout college? What type of internships, lab research, clubs etc? I'm a little lost about what to do and would love it if any of you guys gave some feedback. Thank you and have a great day!
30 Dec 2020
Hey, I was thinking in made the Msc in Finance at NOVA SBE in Portugal after finish my BBA and I would like to know my options to enter after that in MBB or in others tier 2 consulting firms.
30 Dec 2020
Currently in an MBA programme in Europe, target school with a Corporate Finance major. Looking to head into MBB or Big 4 after college. Have some opportunities in big 4 straight out of school, but was wondering to boost my career in MBB. What are they like to work for as an analyst in countries like Germany, France, Belgium or The Netherlands? Thanks in advance! :)
21 Dec 2020
Hi I am a little confused. Please advise me. I'm an engineering undergrad student in the US on a visa. Does it make a difference if I work as a Tech summer analyst (back office) at Credit Suisse ,Citi (North caroline offices) or if I work at Deloitte, PWC (Silicon Valley offices) in Cyber/Technology consulting? If I'm front office role then I would have chosen the former for sure. I'm just confused about future opportunities in IT roles at these BB vs Tech cyber consulting at big 4. I know big 4 almost guarantees full time offers while banks might not. I'm not that good at coding also. I want
18 Dec 2020
I'm in the process of exiting Bain (I'll refer to it as MBB from now on so that others searching can see the keywords) have a few questions about moving from MBB to MM/LMM that I haven't been able to find clear answers to, and I was hoping you monkeys could help me. Don't feel obligated to answer everything if you don't have the information on each piece--semi answers are helpful here as well. 1a) How difficult is it to get into HSB/GSB from an MBB and MM or LMM background, and if it's harder, why? I know that MBB has ~3x the chances of getting into B School at any given MBA program (Nearly
16 Dec 2020
I received deferred admissions to M7 as a senior in college and currently work at an operating company. As I'm planning ahead and considering various post-MBA routes, it occured to me that my GMAT score (which I took junior year) will have expired by the time I enroll to my M7. I imagine that this could raise eyebrows since I won't be able to officially back up my score. Will firms be understanding? Really don't want to dig up my Manhattan Prep books to take the test again, so I'm hoping someone here can speak to this - especially for MBB/BB.
07 Dec 2020
Sorry if this is a stupid question. Having done some research, I have discovered a huge discrepancy between the starting undergraduate salaries at MBB in the US and the UK. I wanted to check that these discrepancies are correct and, if so, ask about the likelihood of gaining a position in the US coming from a UK university (Oxford/Cambridge). Any advice would be much appreciated.
06 Dec 2020
Hey there everyone. Hope you are having a nice day. I'm fortunate enough to have a tough situation on my hands: Two weeks ago I started my internship at a Global Fortune 500 strategy division, the very same day I received the good news that I was accepted as an intern at a T2 (OW/S&/K) and was asked if I could start mid-January. The problem is that my first contract with the F500 firm ends on late February, and it was pretty implicit that I would continue through the semester (Manager and HR commented that we would find a schedule that fits my classes next semester). I did try to negotiate
06 Dec 2020
Hi, I have received an FT offer from Kearney, L.E.K and Accenture Strategy. I am leaning towards Kearney just based on who I have met from the firms, the kind of work they do, my interview experience etc. I have a few questions I wanted to know on Kearney in particular: 1. Most importantly, what are the exit opps like? Has anyone worked at Kearney and exited into PE or VC? Would also like to here from other alumni that pursued other exits, what was your journey? 2. I wanted some thoughts on the comp in Kearney, i know the bonus is only around 10% (not great), but overall how does the base
04 Dec 2020
I had two superdays but was not able to close. Able to land a F100 FLDP internship. Is consulting or IBD still viable for the full time offers next year?
01 Dec 2020
Looking for some advice... Background Been working ~10 months at an insurance company in a FLDP (rotational program). I am not based in US but the size of the company ranks around 250 if it were in F500. Recently offered a position as a Strategy Analyst. It is a fairly new team (established around 2 years ago) with only a handful of people at the moment (previous experiences include consulting and corp. strat. roles in other companies). From my experience on the team, they interact often with the c-level and have good exposure across the business, on the other hand you tend to be a 'jack of
30 Nov 2020
I'm in a tough spot working as a 2C in B4 Risk advisory which is essentially glorified IA with a consultant title. Despite performing well at my firm, I realized this is not the place I want to be since the work provides little future learning/development. I'm essentially considering either networking to TAS or taking time to apply to MC positions via consulting prep courses. I have a good chance to transfer to TAS within advisory at my firm which is basically FDD since I have good relations with the TAS partner. From there, I'm considering developing internally, exit to IB or corp dev
25 Nov 2020
I'm a university student who wants to leverage my language knowledge for a finance and/or consulting career. I am a junior from a well known non target in Los Angeles and given Covid, may not even secure a paid finance internship for this summer, considering my failures to get any offers so far. Because of this I'm thinking of starting off getting my CPA by doing an extra year of school. then working audit or TAS Big 4, MBA, then consulting. In the long run, I want a career that gives me the most lucrative and abundant opportunities abroad. Is consulting the way to go? Or should I look more
21 Nov 2020
I was just promoted into a senior IT auditor within a big4 firm during this year. I worked 2 years in The Netherlands, and 2 years in UK. My main role has been as IT auditor in large companies in the corporative sector. I have knowledge in SAP, Oracle, AI and Blockchain, I moreover have a masters in management of technology; but I want to move to management consulting, more specifically in IT advisory. I would like to know a second opinion to reach such change, and requirements before getting the position if possible. Thanks in advance for any good advise, this will be well received.
16 Nov 2020
Background: - Currently a senior consultant at a big 4 with a handful of projects under my belt. - Hoping to write CFA level 3 in May, I was planning to write it this summer but it got delayed because of covid. I am acing the mocks consistently now so I am pretty sure I can pass it. - Completed the FMVA - Undergraduate in finance from a non-target - I have a stack of trade thesis I write to trade my personal savings (mostly swing trading in FX and indices) I can show off in interviews and I made decent returns over the years. The analysis is all in macroeconomics. I know this is more hedge
11 Nov 2020
TLDR: 4th year, Non-target undergrad US, 3.65GPA, GRE 326 (162V, 164Q), Mechanical Engineering. Which grad schools and programs should I apply to to get a better shot at consulting recruitment? This recruitment cycle has been brutal for me. I networked with 70+ consultants (started networking in April), covered all MBB, Big4, some T2, no interviews even with referrals. Now I'm looking at applying to some target grad school so have a better chance next year. Current Profile: Top 40 rank uni, non-target. Mechanical Engineering, 4th year, GPA 3.65, GRE 326 (162V, 164Q). 2 internships at local
10 Nov 2020
Today I got a call from a Senior Partner (who was supposed to be my "mentor" but had never called me before) letting me know that I'm being transitioned out of the firm... Just last review cycle, I was considered an upper-third performer, and I had no idea that my fortunes would reverse so quickly... Now, without any leads or preparation, I've got two months to find a job. I'll spare you the details, but I definitely feel betrayed by my firm and am in a bit of shock, and we have to look forward. I've got a good resume, with CDDs, Growth Strategy, and Ops Excellence projects under my belt, but
06 Nov 2020
What are the pros and cons of wealth management and consulting. Which has better exit opps, or salary opps down the road. Which one is more sustainable longterm, and which one is more enjoyable overall debate below!
05 Nov 2020
Hey everyone, currently at one of the mbb and starting my MBA next year, and I was wondering if people left at the associate partner/partner level to go into politics or high level government work. If so, what level of positions did they get and what can I do now to get in position to exit when the time comes.
02 Nov 2020
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01 Nov 2020
So it seems like IB, S&T, AM, ER, etc. each have their own major skills needed to succeed, that separate good analysts from great analysts (i.e. S&T = analytical, charismatic, calm under pressure, fast-paced. IBD = hungry, detail-oriented, perfectionist). What would that 'ideal' skillset be for consulting? I've only found vague answers here, and was hoping someone could specify.
30 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 2020
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24 Oct 2020
I am a sophomore at a top 5 business school and I am deciding between two internship offers. I can't choose between them so it would be greatly appreciated if as many of you could give me advice. I am interested in consulting/finance and would like to work at the top of a fortune 500's Finance department in the long term. Internship 1 (4-7 weeks): Big 4 Diversity Program for rising juniors focused on training minority students for careers in accounting/advisory, mostly accounting focused. This internship is mostly training and does not involve much hands-on work. I've heard it's basically just
22 Oct 2020
Hello to all! I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now, and the truth is that I've found some great tips that will be very helpful. I am a student of one of the top 20 Masters in Management in the world according to the Financial Times, in an university at Europe. I am writing this post because I am a bit lost, since I would like to focus my professional career on working in consulting, but it seems impossible for me right now... I am not a great student, I have studied labor relations and human resources in an average Spanish university with a 7/10 GPA, and I have entered this Master
21 Oct 2020
Hi does anyone know how much of a salary boost you can get if you have both your CFA and MBA in Canada? Background info: I'm a recent graduate and work in Big 4 Consulting (in a finance-specific group) making $70k a year. Writing CFA L2 in 2021 and have a BComm in Finance so completing an accelerated MBA in the next couple years will be wayyy cheaper and faster for me than doing a regular MBA. I'd really like to do both, I'm the first woman in my family to go to university and grew up in poverty so it's just something I've always wanted to accomplish given where I was before (aka not doing it
21 Oct 2020
I haven't seen much info about this so I decided to create a post about it. Does anyone know how strong A&M's Management Consulting group is relative to MBB, Big 4, and Tier 2/3 consulting? How are the exit ops in terms of MBA placements?
19 Oct 2020
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16 Oct 2020
Hi everyone! I need some of your insight and advice! I currently have two offers that I'm mainly considering: KPMG Economics & Valuations Services- Transfer Pricing internship, and JP Morgan Chase Middle Market Commercial Banking internship. They are very different from each other in many aspects. My end goal is to either get CFA or MBA and pivot into consulting roles. Do you have any insight in terms of KPMG internal transfers into consulting roles or JP Morgan Chase Commercial Banking into top b school then consulting? I'm just not sure which one would help me get to my end goal and would
15 Oct 2020