I am a double master's degree holder (no target school) young professional with two years rotational program in a fortune 500 and one rotation in M&A. I recently quit the fortune 500 because of strong internal politics and the firm is restructuring now. I am thinking now to go to MBB or M&A in banking or startups.
My resume has not been screened in most consulting companies, so I started to network aggressively with people working in consulting companies to referral me. I managed to get interviews with BCG, AT Kearney, Monitor Deloitte, and Roland Berger.
Regarding Bain, EY Parthenon, Oliver Wyman, people recommend me are too juniors to manage referral me an interview, and because I come from two no - target schools. Recently I failed in Roland Berger, because of a lack of preparation, structure, business sense and maths calculations.
My questions are:
- Could my two no-target schools be a barrier to secure an offer?
- What should I do next if I failed to secure any offers from these companies?