I was curious as to the likelihood and possibility of transistioning to MBB a year or two after graduation. I currently just had a final round at Bain and wasn't selected, but was wondering what jobs would help me ultimately end up at one of these firms. I am a senior.
Transition to MBB
as mentioned by Vlad and Deniz that’s a feasible option. The jobs that can increase the most the chances to be invited are
- Other strategy consulting firms, ideally Tier 2
- Top strategy role for big brands
If nothing else works, you can also take part in a top MBA and reapply after it for an Associate/Consultant position.
It's absolutely the same as in the other cases - you apply, get invited to the interviews (if your resume is good enough) and get your offer
The bigger question is - where would you work now, to make your resume relevant for consulting? (Job, Role, Brand)
This is certainly possible. To give you an idea, I have started first at AT Kearney, and only 6 months later I joined BCG as an Associate. If you already reached the final round with Bain, this means that you will stand a good chance next year as well.