You might want to consider INSEAD in your list. It can place you in consulting in Europe than say Tuck or Kellogg.
a) Go on a career trek when you are in your first year. There are many consulting firms who recruit for London (mostly) and other places in Europe.
b) Most of the top consulting firms will support you on your visa. It is anybody's guess how the visa system prevails at that time.
>> Do I stand a much smaller chance of getting a US summer internship from not have a work visa?
Not sure what you mean.
- Get ready for the interview
Hi I'm looking to apply to 4 US schools (HBS, Kellog, Booth & Tuck) and 1 European school (LBS) with the goal of moving into consulting in europe.
I'm not quite sure how it works:
Will I only be able to do an internship within the US?
How exactly does recruiting work if you plan to work outside the US, do recruiters from outside have to come in for you to be able to intern abroad?
Do I stand a much smaller chance of getting a US summer internship from not have a work visa?
Plenty of people go into consulting internationally here at Tuck. You just specify it as your location preference when you start going through the process with the firms. As for the recruiting process itself, if you are here in the US recruiting for an international office, you will go to a major city (SF, NYC, BOS) and people from the office you are recruiting with will be there for your second rounds, first rounds are generally with everyone else. If you are recruiting for a very obscure office in a far away land, then someone from the NYC office might interview you or something. In summary:
1) No you dont have to only intern in the US
2) See above
3) I dont know, but I dont think so.