I just completed an MBB internship and did not get a return offer. I was told I needed to work on solving problems in a more structured way, presenting solutions more efficiently and practically, and communicating more succinctly. However, I was praised for positive and hardworking work aptitude.
- Does not getting the return offer reflect badly on me? If I apply for other consulting firms, how do I approach this topic in an interview?
- I'm currently interested in North America offices. Should I restrict myself only to reapplying for MBB firms for full time or also other Tier 2 and boutique firms?
- Is it seen negatively if I move "downwards" from MBB to lower tier firms? Not just by people in the consulting industry, but also if I want to move out of consulting in the future
- I've previously turned down Big 4 offer for this internship; am I blacklisted for full time?
Thank you in advance!