I recently successfully completed my internship at Bain Germany and was accepted into Bain's Springboard programme for successful interns.
"Springboard is our intern development program. Acceptance to the program is a particular distinction – we only accept interns whose performance has been outstanding.
The biggest advantage of the Springboard is a much shorter direct entry process. In addition, you are invited to various events, from the office event to your own springboard event, you will receive regular information about Bain as part of a newsletter and you can a personal mentor choose."
Since I am in this programme, the “only” thing I have to do to finally get my dreaded Full-Time offer, is having to go through final round interviews with Partners at the firm.
I have talked to some ACs that were interns and have gotten contradicting information. For some the final round was a glorified chit chat and contract signing, and for some others it was proper interviews. HR or my mentor also could not tell me more?
A. Should I do the final rounds in the next few weeks after intensive prep, or do it sometime closer to my desired start date (next year?)
B. Do you have any more information about this process at Bain DACH and any other handy information you could share?
Thank you for your help, coaches and community.