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# Rhyme's Guide to Management Consulting Recruiting

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27 Aug 2010, 10:20
great article. Standing applause!!! Just WOW!
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27 Aug 2010, 10:22
couldn't even finished in single read so bookmarked. but 5 stars deserved.
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25 Dec 2010, 19:17
To my friends trying to understand the complexity of consulting in the global dimension and how Accenture/IBM/others are in Some strategy and how the BPO/Other firms play in the mix, a great Knowledge@Wharton Article.

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/arti ... cleid=1345

Enjoy=)
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09 Jan 2011, 02:41
Hi Saruba,

I hope that it is not too late, but the answer to your question is yes. All candidates who intend to apply to consulting firms will face the case interview as a portion, quite honestly the most important part, of the interview.

Good luck with everything!

saruba wrote:
This post is incredibly helpful, thank you +1

I have a question: undergrads or graduates w/o experience applying for an internship or an entry-level position have to tackle a case in the interview too?

Thank you!

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05 Mar 2011, 09:34
I have an admit from the McCombs MBA program. I still have about 3-4 months till the program starts. I have picked up a tutorial for SAS software and am keen on learning at least the basics. I have used SPSS and STATA in my economics program at LSE. How much value will SAS add? (I am looking at top tier consulting firms)

thanks!
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29 Mar 2011, 01:18
Its informative post provides a lots of information related to topic also provide more information on that.
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09 Jul 2011, 11:11
i am coming from a big 4 audit background...will this be looked down upon by the MBB and tier 2 firms? i really dont want to do an mba and end up back at big4 but in a consulting role..want to try something new
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28 Oct 2011, 15:47
Rhyme,

This is a great post for those who are interested in getting into MC. I think the main point I got from this post was to pursue what you're really interested in, not just because your friends say X and Y are such great places to work at.
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10 Nov 2011, 18:18
rhyme, every post you make is awesome. I wish you the best in everything and I hope to have the chance to use this some day.
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22 Dec 2011, 21:34
I received an e-mail from my school for "Connect with Bain" opportunity.
One thing that was interesting is the schools included in Bain's list.

Notable omissions include:
*Anderson
*Johnson
*McCombs
*Stern
*Tepper
*Yale

Now does this imply that getting into the big 3 is really tough for someone who is at, say, Anderson or Yale or Johnson??
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03 Jan 2012, 09:17
Any idea whether 700 GMAT is really a cut line for consulting?

I got in to Darden R1 and have a 680. Throughout the application process I indicated that MC was where I wanted to go. Does the GMAT matter that much? I have--similiar to everyone else--a story about a friend that got a McK job with a 690. He's currently a second year at Johnson. So does GMAT matter less at schools that have slightly lower GMAT scores?
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10 Jan 2012, 14:50
Gryphon wrote:
Any idea whether 700 GMAT is really a cut line for consulting?

I got in to Darden R1 and have a 680. Throughout the application process I indicated that MC was where I wanted to go. Does the GMAT matter that much? I have--similiar to everyone else--a story about a friend that got a McK job with a 690. He's currently a second year at Johnson. So does GMAT matter less at schools that have slightly lower GMAT scores?

You may have seen this already but a first hand account at a recruiting event:
gmat-score-use-in-employment-21669.html#p842201

Average GMAT scores at some schools have risen 10, 20+, points in the past few years and recruiting may get tougher. Intern decisions for summer 2012 are probably out soon? Hopefully a current student can answer.
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21 Sep 2012, 08:56
awesome post, rhyme---thanks for sharing
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05 Oct 2012, 23:47
well done man !!!
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15 Nov 2012, 21:21
I've heard that MBB compensation is pretty much the same at all schools. Does the same apply to non-MBB? Will a Deloitte offer to a student at Wharton be the same as someone at Duke and someone at a Tepper or Georgetown McDonough? Or is there a salary decline as the school rank drops?
Do the projects/focus areas/roles change a for graduates of certain schools (ie will the Wharton grad have higher visibility projects over the Tepper/McDonough guy?)?
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06 Mar 2013, 08:01
Whoa!!! Referring this as a post is criminal. It's a Bible for MC.
Can't thank you more for this. Rise n Shine
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13 Sep 2013, 17:32
how important is b-school GPA in recruiting? I know MBB uses it to weed out a lot of applicants, but what about: DT/EY/PwC/Accenture? Is there a cutoff?
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19 Sep 2013, 08:32
How do you get latest news from the industry (Management Consulting).
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08 Dec 2013, 11:07
murtaza1u wrote:
How do you get latest news from the industry (Management Consulting).

Your best bet is to set up Google news alerts. At least the big 3, and probably the others too, regularly release new reports on work they are doing - in part to show "new knowledge", and in part to attract clients. Beware though - news alerts will also give you a lot of false hits - showing some ex MBB getting promo'd into an exec or board position
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05 Jan 2014, 04:34
MDF wrote:
Rhyme,

I don't come from a consulting background, but I want to pursue an internship and hopefully FT MC position post-grad.

I'm a bit worried about the case interview because I've obviously never done these before. I've asked several MBAs how to best prepare for these (i.e. what to read, how to practice, etc.), and their response is usually to wait until classes start because my school will provide me with the best resources available...such as MC clubs, peers with experience in the industry, and the career resource center.

However, if school begins in August/September, is there really enough time to master the case method in just the couple months that lead up to internship recruiting? I mean, consulting recruiting begins in late fall/early winter, right?

Should I be prepping for the case method prior to school starting? And if so, do you have any recommendations? I've read quite a bit online, as well as "Case In Point," but I feel so incredibly far from knowing what to do.

Thanks--MDF

There are also websites out there that pair up people looking to practice Cases - so you can google for these and practice there if you like.
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