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Now does this imply that getting into the big 3 is really tough for someone who is at, say, Anderson or Yale or Johnson??


Take a look at those schools' employment reports or the following two articles:

2011 Full time consulting hires: http://poetsandquants.com/2011/11/16/mc ... ke-haas/2/
2011 Internship consulting hires: http://poetsandquants.com/2011/11/28/fi ... a-interns/
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New post 04 May 2008, 08:29
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how do you manage to do so much. This is really worthy of a ton of appreciation and to think that this is going to continue is amazing. You don't know how much good you have done to me with this post. This post has also been very encouraging for someone like me with no prior background in Consulting and looking to get into consulting. It is also extremely helpful for me to know how best to prepare. Can you suggest me a few books or resources or website through which I can master the case analaysis. I think that if you can go out of your way to help me with this post, I owe it to myself and to you to prepare as best as possible before starting school this fall.

Again rhyme, I can't thank you enough and hope this continues. I just wish I could help you with the typing mate :wink:
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New post 04 May 2008, 08:48
great post rhyme, thanks.

I am surprised that based on your knowledge of the process and coming from chicago gsb, that you didn't get a big 3 offer tho. Then that means it would be even harder for us from lower ranked schools?

Just curious, did you have previous consulting experience? Also, which office did you apply to and would that make a difference? Lastly, what did you think was the reason you didn't get an offer?
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New post 04 May 2008, 10:29
Thanks Rhyme. This is extremely valuable to me since I am already filling out some pre-matriculation applications to consulting firms and I have been wondering what the interview will be like (if I get selected). I know this took up a significant amount of time and we appreciate you here on GMATClub. Kudos!
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Awesome post rhyme. +10 kudos!
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rhyme, i would have given more kudos if I could :) Thanks for this post!
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Outstanding post ... for those interested in more case prep resources ... drop me a line. I have a ton of stuff I am happy to share.

Rhyme - thanks for the insight ... one question for you though.

Did folks with previous MC experience with non McK/BCG/Bain firms get offers from the top 3 places?
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Great post Rhyme. Kudos!
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Did folks with previous MC experience with non McK/BCG/Bain firms get offers from the top 3 places?


Correlation(Previous MC Experience, Big 3 Offer) = 0

Really - its all over the board.
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ok I am glad that at least there isnt a negative correlation!! :-D

I had heard something along the lines of ... if you worked at DT/EY/KPMG/PwC then you have no shot at Big 3 post MBA. They dont want to retrain you ... so that is encouraging from my perspective!


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sm332 wrote:
Did folks with previous MC experience with non McK/BCG/Bain firms get offers from the top 3 places?


Correlation(Previous MC Experience, Big 3 Offer) = 0

Really - its all over the board.

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New post 05 May 2008, 23:05
That's one gem of a post Rhyme :ninja ...Kudos!
I look forward to reading follow-up posts on MC schmoozing and such...

I still wonder how you manage to get so much done in a single day...now that GTA is taking up "some" of your time.
Maybe you should top it all with a guide to time mgmt when in school.... :lol:
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I've always thought Supply chain and operations stuff was kind of boring, and the automotive industry is a razor-thin margin industry thats under a lot of duress, so I stayed away from those too. So.... I really don't know -- but certainly, yes, Detroit is the "mega car hub" of the US.

That said, given what you want to do though, you might want to look at PRTM - I'm pretty sure they specialize in supply chain and the like. Kearney is certainly a good fit for that kind of work too, and for what its worth, the guys I met at Kearney were all really nice.

rhyme, thanks for the advice! If it's not a secret, what are the industries you're interested in?
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Good stuff. Kudos!

When i saw that museum question, the first thing i though about was the Japanese way of doing things.. Organised routes and tours... Don't give the customers an option to pick their path.. Lead them round in a single specific pathway :-D
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rhyme, another great post! Shall keep in mind your advice not to let new opportunities/argumentations get me off the chosen track :) Recall a story of my friend who came to Ross and took a concentration in international business, while all his mates totally disagreed with his choice, because the international market was down a bit (2003), nobody saw any career opportunities in this field. But he was telling this story while sitting at a Russian cafe having come for iMAP project. Then, he had a great internship in MC traveling around the world and then spent a year on fabulous international projects. So, that's really true - when you know what you love most in your life, you'll have opportunities to do this.
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came across these on BW...thought it was interesting, although I dunno how genuine the numbers being quoted are..

The guy claims to be a Mck employee...
http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=75913
http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=75785

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Well he is quoting the % of grads who end up in MBB out of the grads who end up in consulting. This is pretty accurate I think.

I have no idea about the second piece.


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came across these on BW...thought it was interesting, although I dunno how genuine the numbers being quoted are..

The guy claims to be a Mck employee...
http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=75913
http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=75785

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rhyme, another great post! Shall keep in mind your advice not to let new opportunities/argumentations get me off the chosen track :) Recall a story of my friend who came to Ross and took a concentration in international business, while all his mates totally disagreed with his choice, because the international market was down a bit (2003), nobody saw any career opportunities in this field. But he was telling this story while sitting at a Russian cafe having come for iMAP project. Then, he had a great internship in MC traveling around the world and then spent a year on fabulous international projects. So, that's really true - when you know what you love most in your life, you'll have opportunities to do this.


i want to back up what rhyme said about the herd. Even I ended up dropping for one consulting firm. they chased me and i thought what the hell. I didn't get too far and didn't put much time in, and i'm glad for the experience. but my point is that if i can get sucked in, ANYONE can. I have one friend who sorta screwed up his recruiting by throwing himself on the mc wagon. He finally landed something, but it's not a particularly strategic move.
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To Rhyme and other folks who went through the MC process....how much do they care about undergrad GPA?
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That said, a lot of online MC applications required you to input undergrad GPA, but it never came back up. I think it was just part of their default online application process.


ditto. btw, they also ask for your damned ACT/SAT scores, with breakdowns. WTF? my advice is to dig that stuff out now. It can take some time, so you'll save some frustration and $$$ if you do it now.
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rhyme wrote:

That said, a lot of online MC applications required you to input undergrad GPA, but it never came back up. I think it was just part of their default online application process.


ditto. btw, they also ask for your damned ACT/SAT scores, with breakdowns. WTF? my advice is to dig that stuff out now. It can take some time, so you'll save some frustration and $$$ if you do it now.


True. I had that pop up once too. I just left it blank.
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