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I recognize this is a touchy subject and I’m prepared to be wrong, but for MBA internships at MBB, I’ve noticed (anecdotally) that most of the folks who got offers from my M7 school fall into one of the “URM” demographics. Given that these firms are working harder than ever to hire diverse classes, do they try especially hard to “lock in” those candidates through the internship before they’ve been recruited elsewhere to other firms/industries?

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“Most” is probably an overstatement, there is so much demand we can’t possibly just choose URMs. The majority are still non-urm demographic.

In terms of your second question—yes there is an exceptional effort to bring in URMs and to keep them. That means practically it’s easier to get an interview and the evaluation is easier. This is because diversity is strength and companies need strength.

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Unless you personally are making it easier no else Is

Most??? Sounds more likely your data is faulty. At an M7, that's easily dozens of people with internship offers. Assumimg URM means black, native american/AN/PI/FN, and non-white Hispanic, at my M7 school, there simply were too few of these demographics to account for "most" MBB offers.

It is more likely that you're fixating on a subset of candidates for some reason.

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White hispanic is definitely fine. I would say 90%+ of our URM Hispanic hires are white…Conquistadors 😅. This is a point of much debate, what is race/ethnicity.

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I guess the root of my question is, do firms place more of a premium on diversity during the internship recruiting process than they do during full time (second year) recruiting? Rationale being that URM candidates are, by definition, a minority of the total MBA candidate pool and so firms feel they need to get to them early before those folks are recruited away elsewhere. I get that the bar is the same for everyone (truly, I’ve heard it 1000x and I believe it) but it seems to me that in “tiebreaker” situations, diversity would play an outsized role during internship recruiting than it otherwise would

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M2 that is fascinating, thanks for the reply! I’m looking forward to re-recruiting next year and improving what I can between now and then

I’m outside the M7 and most URM candidates got an offer. Mostly because most candidates got an offer.

We had ~150 applicants (total, not just the serious ones) and ~100 internship offers for MBB

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