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If majority of MBA applicants come from consulting, why is MBB still the most desired path for recruitment? Aren’t the bulk of folks tired of consulting going in? Seems no-one waits out for Tech recruiting...

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It’s roughly 1/3 pre-MBA and almost 1/3 joining consulting altogether for M7. There are definitely folks leaving and the new consultants joining I personally never liked tech, has technical career prior to MBA —> wanted to learn consulting skills

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Some people did struggle for a while but end up finding great positions after 6 months or so post graduation. And some could not find these great roles. A little luck (right time right place) could really change the outcome My school is pretty big, and then there are other M7, so you do have a very fierce competition among good roles. Essentially M7 will open doors but there are quite a few of students.

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I went to a T15, and I legitimately was one of 3 non-ACN implementation consultants in my entire class. Even including ACN, there were like 15 total consultants. Your underling assumption is off.

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This checks from my experience. T15 has fewer consultants than M7. A lot of people are less M7 obsessed than are consultants.

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On average former consultants are less than 25% of the class. For the class of 2022: HBS - 15%, Booth - 24%, GSB - 17%, Wharton- 24%. Almost half of the consultants are sponsored - mainly from MBBD. A good number of the T2 and below consultants try to get into MBB. Then you have people coming from other industries hoping to break into MBB cos of the salaries.

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Those #s are really helpful! Not sure how accurate the T2 statement is however (S&, OW, ATK). Almost no-one at LEK at least I know going to B-school is going to try for MBB....my friends at Big 4 + Accenture are different story though.

So did that make consulting recruiting much easier for the 3 ex-consultants?

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