curious as to why mckinsey would give someone an "interview buddy" in the spring and not an interview in the fall

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Lol could be many reasons, we're not as organized (esp with recruiting) as we like to make people think we are

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Maybe the interview buddy gave poor feedback (which they shouldn’t be doing ideally), leading to change in firm’s perception of candidate.

Did you recruit in the Fall cycle? I got a buddy for fall recruiting.

Same thing happened to me in undergrad, got an interview buddy in the summer, did all the campus events in the fall, then not even a first round interview.

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Yeah if you’re given an interview you’re supposed to be given a buddy. Pretty standard. But if you’re part of a large pool stuff could slip through the cracks. For example you’re the 4th person a consultant is supposed to case with and they get busy and forget / don’t reach out or something. Not excusing it by any means, just saying that things do happen and it’s not how things are supposed to be

Is this a buddy assigned to you before actual apps are due? For undergrad at least, we assign “high potential” candidates summer buddies who are supposed to encourage them to apply in the fall and help with some initial prep. While theoretically most people who have summer buddies will get an interview, it’s not a guarantee.

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