What do you suggest for making the most out of attending MBB-sponsored networking events on a weekday evening? I have attended many events like this, and they all seem to be the same. I understand the importance of sharing firm handshakes, asking for business cards, connecting right away and staying respectful for others during the Q&A times. One other thing that I have learned is to tolerate other candidates who boast about their background and accomplishments (I have seen many of those who do not get the offer in the end), but on a more serious note, what is the proper mindset of networking before going into these MBB networking events?
MBBs tend to focus their recruiting effort with lavish networking events or in-house events that are especially designated for current MBA students and advanced degree holders. I'd like to ask if MBBs ever host separate networking events for seasoned industry/experienced hires. I hear that MBBs often have networking events by their interest groups. Are there any prominent networking opportunities through these groups or via any other routes?