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How exactly are coffee chats used in the consulting recruiting process for MBA recruiting? Is it true that for McKinsey coffee chats aren’t evaluated when extending first round interviews?

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Depends on the firm. Many of my friends got McK interview without any networking

Depends on the firm. McK ranks resumes nationally so coffee chats are less relevant. Some of the other firms seemed to care more about volume of coffee chat touches than actual work experience...

I don’t think coffee chats matter at all for consulting recruiting unless they really like you

Coffee chats are more for you to get a better understanding of the firm. For McKinsey, volume definitely won’t be indicative of if you get an interview or not. I know several who got interviews and offers with little to no networking. However, you do want to still leave a good impression for the coffee chats you do attend.

“It depend…” Definitely matters for big 4

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