I was applying for BA role at McK, however did really bad (in my opinion) during final round. I was quite sure that I would get rejected, but instead I was offered an internship. The feedback was, that they were satisfied with my analytical skills as well as my personal fit, but I didn't show enough business judgement (indeed, I didn't). Therefore they could only offer me an internship position, as they said, as an extended trial period.
I finished my bachelor studies a year ago + have been working profesionally more than two years, advancing from intern, to junior, to regular position and most likely getting closer to another promotion, so taking this internship would be somewhat regress in my career. Therefore I have to make the decision whether it is worth it. I do really want to work in consulting and in general am a risk-taker, but I want it to be well-thought-out decision. Hence, I have two questions:
1. Have you ever heard of such a situation when somebody is offered internship instead of BA role which is the role they were applying for? If yes, what are you thoughts on that? I am just trying assess how likely I am to get full-time offer afterwards if I do the job well.
2. If I make the decision to accept the offer I will have 6-9 months before I start, so I would like to prepare as best as possible to maximize my chances. Excel is bread and butter for me, powerpoint will be easy to catch up on, so there is business judgement left. I am just curious how can I improve on this area apart from obvious ways like reading business stuff or being curious about business world in general. Are there any other specific ways?
I will be grateful for any thoughts on that.