Ivy league recent grad wanting to transition to consulting from industry

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New answer on Aug 16, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 15, 2019

I graduated from a target school back in 2018 and am looking for a career transition into consulting. Would I be applying as an 'experienced hire' in this case? Also, would I be directly compared with candidates that have many years of experience?

Any additional advice on how I should approach recruiting would be greatly appreciated

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Deniz
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replied on Aug 16, 2019
BCG | A.T. Kearney | University of Cambridge | 350+ coachees | 5+ years of consulting experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul

Hi,

Unless you are coming from another consulting company, MBB typically treat applicants with less than 2-year work experience as entry-level hires. This means that you will most likely be compared against graduates and candidates with similar background as yours.

Best,

Deniz

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Anonymous A on Aug 16, 2019
does this mean that if i apply now and hypothetically get an offer, I wouldn't start until Aug/Sept of 2020? Also, would the undergraduate recruiting timeline apply to me as well?
Vlad
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McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Several points:

  • MBB does not compare candidates directly
  • Experienced hires are from 4-5 years of experience. So you are just an entry level after graduating

Best!

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