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Informational Interviews and Consulting [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2008, 18:57
Is it common practice at major firms to open up time for informational interviews? I imagine after traveling all week, the last thing consultants want to do is sit down with a prospective applicant and talk about the firm. Does anyone have any insight?

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Re: Informational Interviews and Consulting [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 19:27
They do have several events during recruiting season at their core schools. Those events will include chats, dinners, drinks, etc. Other than that, I guess you'd just have to try and talk to someone from HR and figure it out.

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Re: Informational Interviews and Consulting [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 21:16
I didn't participate in recruiting for consulting firms, but I do know that Bain, and several of the other top firms held informational sessions on campus. I think some of the slots were by invitation, based on their review of a resume book, and some slots were available first-come first-served.
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Re: Informational Interviews and Consulting [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 17:36
Thanks for the insight. I know we have similar events with some smaller firms. However, since we are not a core for the big 3, I was more interested in if they offered them for non-core schools. It seems like two of them do, but one I am having a really tough time setting something up.
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Re: Informational Interviews and Consulting [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 07:52
squali83 wrote:
Thanks for the insight. I know we have similar events with some smaller firms. However, since we are not a core for the big 3, I was more interested in if they offered them for non-core schools. It seems like two of them do, but one I am having a really tough time setting something up.


Have you tried just reaching out via an alumni database? I've been doing that this week with a bunch of firms (non consulting) and so far I've had conversations set up with all of em.
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Re: Informational Interviews and Consulting [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2008, 18:37
Yep, I've done exactly that and have had some luck. Thanks for the advice.
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