By Stephanie Horn (Managing Consultant) and Matt Strickler (Senior Advisor), Consulting Career Academy at The MBA Exchange Andrew Hill of Financial Times has published his “lockdown reading list” – his favorite business books from his sixteen years awarding the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year. We have selected […]
According to a recent article in Poets&Quants, business schools are already seeing a drop in internship offers and full-time hires as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. While no one can predict what the full impact on this year’s recruitment cycle will be, during the recession of 2009, MBA employment […]
As consulting firms grow, they keep expanding their search for top-tier talent. In 2020, Bain plans to bring 600 consultants on board, many of the MBAs, as well as over 200 interns, according to a recent interview with Keith Bevans, chief MBA recruiter at Bain & Company.While consulting class sizes […]
We held our second Reddit “Ask Me Anything” live Q&A session on consulting recruiting this month and received over two dozen questions. Here are the ones that were ranked the most popular. I have been to Final Rounds and was rejected when applying for the undergraduate position. Will this have […]
We held our second Reddit “Ask Me Anything” live Q&A session on consulting recruiting this month and received over two dozen questions. Here are a few that were ranked the most popular. In December, we will share more top-ranking questions! How much is the GMAT weighted in consulting recruiting, in […]
I made it to the final rounds for BCG, Bain, and McKinsey but didn’t receive an offer. What should my next steps be?
This is a tough time. The sting of rejection is real. It is an accomplishment just to get to final rounds with McKinsey, Bain and BCG, but it is hard to feel proud of that accomplishment when there isn’t a final offer.I don’t know your situation. I don’t know the […]
Over 300 people participated in our recent “Ask Me Anything” live Q&A session on management consulting recruiting. Here were some of the most popular questions: Does MBB care about undergrad GPA? Or is it more or less irrelevant once you have good work experience under your belt and have been […]
By Stephanie Horn (Managing Consultant) and Matt Strickler (Senior Advisor), Consulting Career Academy at The MBA Exchange This fall, thousands of new MBA students will arrive on campus, excited to begin the next phase of their lives. Many individuals attend business school primarily to switch to a new career path. […]
Consulting firms go to a select list of colleges because they are hiring candidates with strong potential. Top firms take a relatively small class of business analysts and post-MBA associates. While BAs and new associates are usually the most junior member of a team of five or six, they are learning […]
I’m afraid of burning out during my consulting internship. How do I prepare to deal with the stress?
By Stephanie Horn I will be honest with you — consulting companies intentionally try to make the internships as fun as possible so that you will want to come back. So burning out during an internship may be less of an issue than burning out as a full-time associate. I’ll […]