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How do you all recommend getting a referral to MBB and preparing for interviews? I’m looking at putting a serious effort into this as a potential lateral pre-mba hire.

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Dunno about a referral. I applied cold as a lateral with no pre MBA or MBA. I focused on writing a killer cover letter to go with my CV, and I got interview prep guidance on Consulting Reddit. I learned Victor Cheng's frameworks (but also understood how to make up my own frameworks), did the McKinsey PSTs (they're available online), used Victor Cheng's speed math trainer on a daily basis, and practised business situation problems with friends. Studied about 3 weeks solid, never cased before.

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9 years between starting my first graduate job after finishing university, and joining BCG.

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