Hey all, looking for some advice. Graduated UG from Target School in Spring 2020, started in S&A at Deloitte Fall 2020. My plan is to eventually get an MBA from an M7 to pivot to PE/VC. Have seen posts about MBBs’ hiring spree. Would a lateral to an MBB this early in my career be possible? FWIW, applied to all 3 in UG. Interviewed at BCG for internship in Fall 2018 and Bain for full time in Fall 2019. No offers. Only things that has changed since UG is taking GMAT (770). Thoughts?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yes, switch as early as possible. I’m speaking as someone who has a similar background and is heading to an HSW this fall.

like

Yes I was the same. High target, Deloitted for 7 months, now at MBB. Make the change ASAP

like

Following here, interview with MBB next week

770 is a definite outlier score. That will grab some attention in resume screens for sure. I think anything 760+ makes is a positive 700-760 won't hurt you and beow 700 makes things tough. Either way, best thing to do is to get a direct referral from someone working there.

like

Nah above 740 is a positive still

funny

OP, apply to MBB. Try to align to the PE/Diligence teams and your end goal might be possible without an MBA. As for the limited experience/why now, it wouldn't matter much. Just be honest, this was your goal but it didn't workout in undergrad but you're better suited to try again now, especially in light of the recruiting boom. Goodluck and I hope it works out this time around.

like

Had a c/o 2020 friend who just jumped from FAANG to MBB (don’t ask me why). It’s definitely possible

like

DM me OP I’m in a similar spot to you

Serious question. Why does 760+ make a difference working in strategy consulting?? Advanced degree from a Top Stem school here and still puzzled at the whole recruiting fuss.

In a very similar position. Would be good to chat - DM if you’d like to.

Related Posts

How do you focus after putting in your 2 weeks? I’m way too excited and trying to wrap up the exit activities. I’m transitioning my internal work but I have no motivation to do bs client work

like

So I had an interview last Friday for a contract to hire role that I thought went really well. So up until today there wasn’t a peep from the recruiter hiring for role, so I reached out. The recruiter then asked me how comfortable I was in a fast paced environment. I responded by telling her that after working a mix of agency and client side, yes. I honestly thought the answer was pretty self explanatory. She then pushed for more details, which I provided an example of. Red flag?

like

Completed all formal interviews for an opportunity. Now they'd like me to have an informal meet & greet with the person I would be managing. I love the idea of this and I already manage in my current role. Looking for other HR 🐠 perspectives on how to approach this informal meet & greet...take the lead? Treat it like a 1:1? Ask what her professional goals are? How she's managed WFH during COVID? Her experience in the company/on the team? Her communication style/how she likes to receive feedback

Does BCG have a 3 month notice period? Is that common for MBB? Is it specifically for India?

like

Is the imbellus test at McKinsey given to all intern applicants automatically?

like

I hear a lot about Bankers & consultants going back to school for their MBA. I’m a digital marketer having worked for 5+ F500 clients. Should I try and get an MBA from a Top 20 school?

like

Revamping my agency's terrible internship program. For those of you who have had a great internships, what made it so great? What were the most valuable things you learned? If you had a not-so-great experience, what could you have done without? What do you wish you would've learned? Thanks in advance!

like

Hey all, someone that reached out to me is a Junior in college and looking for internships. Anyone know of any financial analyst or consulting internship opportunities? He’s a finance major.

like

Hey everyone, Hope you are doing well. I am getting an internship opportunity for 3 months at RSM India. I am a B.Com fresher from Delhi University. Is it a good company to join? Please provide your honest opinion. Thanks!!

like

Are people who get sponsored for MBA by MBB expected to return post-MBA? Can you intern at a non-consulting company during your summer internship? Do you burn bridges if you do not return to MBB?

like

Would anyone who works at boutique consulting firm be willing to chat? Interested in summer internship opportunities. Thanks.

likesmart

Is the main advantage of applying to mba early simply to literally start making more sooner? Is it easier when you’re younger? I’m fortunately not in a rush to apply and I think next year my app will be stronger, my income is not gonna be much higher post mba, I’ll have another promotion, better recs, and less debt to take on. What am I missing?

like

Oliver Wyman how is the MBA sponsorship process like? Any advice? I’ll be coming in as a senior consultant within CCG! TYIA!

likehelpful

Does anyone know of recruiting firms with a focus on Anti-money laundering? I’m foreign educated and newly admitted NY attorney with CAMS certification but living in Miami lol. I’m here, because my husband practices in SoFlo. Any recommendations? I don’t have any experience but have CAMS.

like

When is taking an unpaid internship acceptable?

AMERICAN EXPRESS India is hiring for Product Manager role. Title: Product Manager (Req ID: 21011754) Experience: 4+ years JD screenshot is attached. Kindly DM me if interested

Post Photo
like

Which mba predicting website/service did you use to test the possibility of getting to the b schools? Is that only possible via a private consultant?

like

Funniest/worst thing you've asked your intern to do so far. Go!

like

Am I overlooking something or do most schools not ask about college internship experience?

like

T15 with 80k scholarship or M7 with no money? Goal is MBB

like

Additional Posts

Is 33 a young age for MD at Big 4? Thoughts on age statistics for 1st year partner?

like

My teammate is leaving for a new opportunity soon and I will be floating by myself for a few months. Would anyone be able to provide me with any solid books that pertain to our field? I'm open to anything for creative, people manager 101, digital marketing, career motivating, etc. Trying to swim along to find my new normal and be self motivated.

like

Deloitte strategic risk and reputation senior looking for consulting work in France/Germany/Switzerland. Any advice for how to get work visa sponsored? Sorry I posted yesterday, but not responses...

like

Have salaries in advertising really changed over the years/decades? I remember in 1993 at Lowe NYC when the salary list was left on the printer... the CDs were making about $200k on average. That’s 27 years ago.

likehelpful

How do you focus after putting in your 2 weeks? I’m way too excited and trying to wrap up the exit activities. I’m transitioning my internal work but I have no motivation to do bs client work

like

So I had an interview last Friday for a contract to hire role that I thought went really well. So up until today there wasn’t a peep from the recruiter hiring for role, so I reached out. The recruiter then asked me how comfortable I was in a fast paced environment. I responded by telling her that after working a mix of agency and client side, yes. I honestly thought the answer was pretty self explanatory. She then pushed for more details, which I provided an example of. Red flag?

like

Hi Deloitte fishes, In my offer letter, it is clearly mentioned that my bonus will be in the range of 0-10%. Is it normal in Deloitte USI? The HR told me the bonus will be in the range of 10-20% and that is normal. YOE- 5Years. Joining as a consultant.

like

Can interviewers tell if you are articulating a well-prepared story? I practiced about 15 stories for few months, used them, did not clear the interview. Versus lately, I did not prepare at all, only did "conversational stories" with interviewers and got an offer. Is this normal?

like

Received offer for product management from prestigious non profit tech company; but the pay is quite low. I’m pivoting from consulting and want to break into PM but is it worth it for the low salary?

like

Total millennial move, switched jobs twice this year. But took my salary from 75 to 95 to120k. Worth it 🤙

like

I love this group. For those that receive company equity as part of their comp, what’s your strategy? Do you immediately sell it all and put the cash into index funds?

like

Completed all formal interviews for an opportunity. Now they'd like me to have an informal meet & greet with the person I would be managing. I love the idea of this and I already manage in my current role. Looking for other HR 🐠 perspectives on how to approach this informal meet & greet...take the lead? Treat it like a 1:1? Ask what her professional goals are? How she's managed WFH during COVID? Her experience in the company/on the team? Her communication style/how she likes to receive feedback

like

Does anyone know if I have a paid membership to United Club lounges, can I access Marahaba lounges at DXB? Traveling on emirates, status on UA.....

like

Does BCG have a 3 month notice period? Is that common for MBB? Is it specifically for India?

like

Visa question: wife on H4EAD for past 2 yrs, was on H1b before that and has approved I140 since 2014, employer ready to sponsor h1. Does the employer need to file i140 again for H1b or can use previous i140 for the change of status from h4 to H1b?

like

Is the imbellus test at McKinsey given to all intern applicants automatically?

like

Is it safe to travel through Dakota? North Dakota specifically, I am brown if that will make a difference to answer. Planning a cross country trip from east to Cali. Please help so I can plan the itinerary

like

Inspired by another thread- has anyone reported something and ended up taking a severance/ signing an NDA? What was your experience?

like

Tips for how you’re accumulating wealth with absolutely no financial inheritance/intelligence from parents? I want to retire early but am late in the investments game. I have a Roth IRA invested in a target date fund, max out my HSA and invest in REITS and ETFS, and contribute more to 401k when I have leftover $$. What do you guys do? Am i missing any smart moves here?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.