The MBB firms have specific recrutiment programs for PhD candidates. I am planning on applying to them in June. However, for the non-MBB firms, the process of applying isn't as straight-forward. In particular, I'm interested in Deloitte, Accenture, Strategy& and EY-Parthenon. Do these firms not hire generalist? Do they have deadlines? Are they only hiring as needed? How have other PhDs applied to these firms - especially EY-Parthenon who has an application process that is linked to university recruiting (undergrad, MBA only).