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I have a call with a rising junior who wants to get into strategy consulting as an intern next summer. Please help with things I can share. I’m so tainted and I’ve declined opportunities to recruit UGs and MBAs the last 2 years

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2 ways this can go tell him the facts or give him the fluff. I’d say give him a healthy mixture of both

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As an undergrad who talked to a ton of people in consulting I most appreciated when people would be straight up brutally honest about the job

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Give them the marketing pitch. Don't crush their dreams - let Uncle Ernie do that.

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Have him apply to EY-P UG connect. If he’s good, that’s a straight path in.

Say the truth. As a recent hire I could tell over the years when people BS and give typical answers. It was very annoying

Be honest. Tell them about the parts of the job that are good, and the parts of the job that are bad. Presenting an overly rosy or overly negative view doesn't benefit either of you.

Ugh I always gave 60% fluff 40% fact which was hard to do even when it came to the personal DEI questions other members would ask within my community…. Wish I could have been more honest to paint a more transparent picture but it’s very counter intuitive to do when trying to recruit… find the right balance that works for you / your hiring group / company

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