Dear Community and Coaches,
After interviewing with MBB/T2/T3 firms for internships, I ended up with some offers, including one from Bain that I am super happy about.
I thought that this would have alleviated but a lot of the pressure one feels during recruiting (to get an offer), but that has not been the case.
For context: I chose to pursue consulting for a variety of reasons, leaving behind a high-powered career path, that is a lot more “stable” than consulting though (think medicine, law, F50 LDP).
More specifically I am worried about the following:
- Conversion Rate: I was told that intern to FT conversion rate in my geography (DACH) for Bain is around 40-50%, which naturally makes me worried. Especially when a lot of other interns have previous consulting experience.
- Academic Standard: I feel really pressured to keep my academic performance high (top 10%), to not have issues with a potential FT offer.
- Uncertainty: I do not mind uncertainty in my work, but the fact that (i) there is a lot of instability in having the job itself (CTL, layoffs, etc.) and that (ii) unlike some of the above industries, juniors aren't really shielded from that.
I have really enjoyed learning more about consulting and also the case cracking process itself. But I am not sure if I am just overthinking, insecure or if these are valid points - and if so how to deal with them.
I would be super curious to hear your thoughts and really appreciate any insight you can share!