Is the general recommendation 3 or 4 YOE in consulting prior to jumping for MBA / is there a material difference in the caliber of your application all else the same?

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I think your application would be slightly weaker with 3 years from what I’ve read / heard

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I applied w/ 3 YOE and will have 4 upon matriculation, have colleagues in my D sponsorship class that applied a year earlier w/ 2 YOE or even out of undergrad with 2 and 2 and they all had extremely good outcomes (M7, HSW). Assuming all else equal if you’re a strong candidate you’re a strong candidate and 3 vs 4 YOE in the context of consulting applicants might be splitting hairs.

If that extra year gives you more perspective and empowers you to make a stronger profile then that’s a whole other story.

This is what I was hoping to hear. Thanks a ton!

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