Include McKinsey Fisthand and BCG Emerald in CV?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 13, 2021

Hi all,

should I include in my CV that I am part of the McKinsey Firsthand and BCG Emerald programs? I would put that under the achievements section.

Thanks!

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 13, 2021
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Hi,

Feel free to include them in your resume. But be ready that the BCG interviewer will ask Why BCG and not McKinsey and vise versa

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Anonymous A on Jan 13, 2021

Thanks Vlad!

Florian
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Hey there,

You should definitely include them in the achievement section. Getting into one of those programs is tougher than getting into some corporate internships.

Could be a small boost for MBB and other consulting firms. However, outside of consulting I am not sure companies are familiar with it.

Cheers,

Florian

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Ian
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Hi there,

100%

It doesn't hurt...can only help :)

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Adi
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Yes absolutely. Just have good answers ready to justify what you did and why you did :)

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Udayan
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Yes absolutely! Include it - and talk about specific things that you either did or learned as part of it. Also include that typical success rate for getting in.

Best,

Udayan

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Gaurav
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Hi there,

Why not? It would be a shame not to mention them. However, yes, be ready to talk about them.

Cheers,

GB

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Anonymous A on Jan 13, 2021

Thanks Gaurav!

Francesco
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Hi there,

I agree with the other coaches. If you are applying to consulting, every experience related to MBB will help. I agree with Vlad that this will more easily lead to the question “Why us”.

Best,
Francesco

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Antonello
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replied on Jan 17, 2021
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Hi,

Of course! Include that.

Good luck,

Antonello

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Clara
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Hello!

Yes, 100%. No downside.

Cheers,

Clara

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