I’m a South American student completing a degree at a top Canadian university. The recruitment process for some European MBB/Tier 2 consulting firms has just kicked off and I was wondering how feasible it is for a non-EU applicant to even make it past the screening phase and all the interviews after. Are they evaluated more harshly than local students? Should I even give it a try and apply? The language requirement is not a problem as I’m fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
Some South American consulting firms (where I might stand a bigger chance) are not recruiting this year so my concern is that if I applied and didn't get in, I could 'burn my bridges' and would have to wait a year or two to re-apply.