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Chances of getting an MBB offer in coming October cycle

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New answer on Jul 03, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 29, 2020

Hi All,

I am an incoming student at Cambridge University with my MPhil course focusing on operations and manufacturing. I am curious about my chances for MBB interviews this coming October cycle.

Some highlights above my resume:

1. Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business Management from the best engineering college in India (IIT, Rank: 2 out of 50)

2. Internships at top universities of China and Germany

3. Leadership activities: Sports Captain and a Social Club Head

4. 4 years of experience in analytics-driven management consulting firm. Client Exposure in USA, SA, and China. Global experience in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.

5. An incoming student at Cambridge University.

I would highly appreciate any feedback/input. I can forward my resume to anyone for a quick assessment to point out the highs and lows in my resume for MBB.

Thank you.

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updated an answer on Jun 29, 2020
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Anonymous replied on Jun 30, 2020


Your background would definitely be interesting for MBB.

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replied on Jun 29, 2020
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Hi, your resume sounds interesting and has definitely potential for an MBB offer!

Feel free to send me your resume so I can give you feedback on what MBB companies are looking for!

We can also briefly discuss what type of position at the MBB company is suitable for you - be it a general position or an expert position.

All the best,

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replied on Jun 29, 2020
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I think you CV looks pretty strong and you should be able to land interviews depending on the office you plan to apply to. For European offices / London it would likely be more difficult if you require visa sponsorship given the ongoing COVD situation and more conservative hiring plans. There is a big enough candidate pool who will not require the additional hassle of getting a visa.

For Indian offices, I think you should be able to secure an interview quite easily especially if you do some networking in the months coming up to your application.


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Anonymous replied on Jun 29, 2020

Hi there,

Based on the info - it should be doable to get an interview. To get an offer, that is a whole different game whereby you need to prepare cases and fit questions.

So if you are planning to apply in the coming few weeks, you need to start your case preparations.

Also, most probably, your joining date would be Q1/Q2 2021 (depending on which office you end up applying to)

I hope this helps


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Hi there,

Chances of getting an MBB offer are always low. However, I think you stand good odds of getting at least an interview with at least one of them.

Make sure you:

1) Make your resume super sharp

2) Network effectively

3) Start preparing for case interviews yesterday (during fall recruiting you won't have will be chaos)

4) Gain any additional experience (academy, entreprenurship, certifications, etc.) while you can this summer

Good luck!

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Anonymous replied on Jul 03, 2020

Dear A,

You have an impressive profile, I think that normally you should be invited for the interviews. But you should be very well prepared in order to fully utilize your chance and convert interview invites into the offers.

The intake in autumn will be smaller than it used to be in the last year, due to the current situation. But there will be still the placements. So, if you make your preparation efficient, you would be good to get an offer at the very end of the process.

For additional help in references, could you, please, share your resume with me.

Good luck,


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