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Genuinely curious how common is a non-lateral (step up) move from T2/boutique to MBB? My experience so far has opened up an opportunity to interview for McK Associate with 3 YoE at a boutique consulting firm out of undergrad. I'm the equivalent of a Senior Analyst at McK at my current firm so a bit surprised I even got the call.

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Tier 3 to MBB Engagement manager here, totally possible

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Capgemini Consulting to BCG. Operations expertise, hired as a lateral PL. 8 interviews with many senior MDPs and view that AD or PL level was correct and they were willing to invest knowing it would take a year or two to learn the BCG way

How does it matter? You got the call - now peep hard and go for it!

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How does one get these calls? Applying online?Just networking that morphs into an opportunity?

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Yeah don’t psych yourself out and go kill the interview

3 years as an SBA at McK is effectively an associate role. Many even playing Engagement Manager roles by then. You must have had a great record of impact where you are now or else you wouldn’t have gotten the call. Be confident in that! Good luck on the interview! Your current role/firm doesn’t matter from this point on

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