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How does the referral system work at McKinsey? Do you need to know a senior employee to get one? Or can Business Analysts at the firm give referrals as well? 

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If I were a betting man, I’d say a partner referal would guarantee a first round.

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Likely. But not guarantee. The real point is that none of us (partners) would refer someone unqualified - and we have trust in each other and our judgement. And none of us would refer someone we couldn’t vouch for - it’s our reputations after all.

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U can get one from a BA, but they don’t rly do anything unless ur gunning for a tiny office. Otherwise, you want PPMD

They mean little. Might get you an interview. Might. But the bar to get in is just the same.

What if you don’t know any partners though?

Sounds about right

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