Was unsuccessful recruiting for top consulting firms during my MBA. I need that money! What is the best approach to landing an interview post MBA? Referral?

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Referral from a classmate at your target firm is probably most helpful. That being said, if you were unsuccessful during OCR, you’ll need to highlight what would’ve changed about your candidacy, depending on when you fell out of the process. big difference between not securing an interview vs. failing 1st round vs failing final round.

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Makes sense. Thanks.

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OCR, generally. Top 20 MBA?

BCG1 is right. Focus on the role you did land, kick butt, and keep networking. Skills and needs are constantly evolving, a referral after a year could be your in.

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Yeah, a referral for your target firms would be the best. Which firms are you considering?

During my OCR, I felt most comfortable and networked more with BCG. McKinsey felt weird. Bain I recruited late in the cycle so I'm not sure what to think. The little interactions I had with Bain were better than my first impressions. ATK was cool. I'd consider Deloitte again.

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