In your experience, which consulting firm offers the best internships?

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Anonymous A asked on Apr 14, 2017

Not considering pay or prestige, just focusing on the type of projects and responsibility you get, can you recommend me a consulting firm with the highest learning curve for an internship?

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Guennael
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replied on Apr 15, 2017
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

I'm afraid there is not unique answer here. In a consultancy, your work will largely depend on the project and your manager. Ultimately, you are asking the wrong question: start with the type of work you actually want to do (more sales, technical, strategy, reorg...) and figure out which firms / offices do more of that work. Then, assuming you do manage to get more than one internship, select based on your findings. You can alway make your own wishes known at the onset, but that might also be a risky move if you sound too pushy.

Yes, some internships will yield you more learning than others - but it would be hard to know ahead of time. Sorry!

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Clara
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replied on Jun 11, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

PM me if you want to know more, I did my intership in McK :)

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Anonymous replied on Jun 11, 2020

Dear A,

Agree with experts. I would recommend you to start with applying to McK This is top1.

But, you'd rather choose according to the projects and offices, and which company you would like to continue.

Hope it helps,

André

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 17, 2017
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Agree with Guennael. Also, it is much harder to get into McKinsey after BCG or Bain than vise versa. So my recommendation is to take the best brand (McK) first

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