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Is it true consulting firms care about your GMAT score? Talking about firms recruiting MBA summer associates of course. I managed to get into a top 10 b-school with low GMAT but will it haunt me?

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Accenture 1- not true. Networking is obviously important, but there is no cut off. I got an interview with a 700, non-target school, limited interaction.

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Maybe for getting on the interview list? Not sure. Recruiting makes the list. I do lots of MBA interviews for my MBB. If it's on the resume I glance at it. Maybe it biases me a tiny bit? Performance in the interview matters much more.

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OP- if you go an entire fall without meeting one of the dozen of consultants dedicated to recruiting at target schools, then gmat may be a filter. But, if you are in that situation, you are doing it wrong. Just get out there, meet people at the firms and then it will just be one data point in your profile

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Good to hear! Thanks

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There is a pretty firm cut off for 720 at MBB unless you network your ass off

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Exceptions apply but when it's a target school like OP goes to - there is over a 200 resumes dropped and they use GMAT as a filter - 720 is a filter that is used at most top firms

Agree with BCG1. I got interview with all of MBB without issue, and I wasn't a huge networker. If you go to events and talk to people, sign in on the list, name drop in your cover letter, or however else you want to work it, you should get interview no problem. Then, dazzle them. :-)

Thanks guys. Networking is my strong suit (I actually enjoy it) so I'll just have to play that up!

If you don't have ~700+ it's hard to get into MBB even if the recruiting teams like you. Not sure about Deloitte, PWC, etc

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