Get Active in Our Amazing Community of Over 463,000 Peers!

Schedule mock interviews on the Meeting Board, join the latest community discussions in our Consulting Q&A and find like-minded Case Partners to connect and practice with!

Non-Target to T-2 w strong connection?

Non-Target Networking Non-traditional
Recent activity on Aug 10, 2018
1 Answer
2.1 k Views
Anonymous A asked on Aug 10, 2018

Hi,

I go to a large state school in California. We are a Non-Target for Deloitte S&O (Major Target for Human Capital and BTA), I have a 3.2.

I am President of my consulting club; 1st place in a schoolwide strategy consulting case competition. Biz Analyst/Fin Analyst at Fortune 60 in the bay area sophomore year. Corp Dev at high growth tech company in the Bay (think Salesforce level) for junior year internship.

An alumni of my school is the Managing Director and head of an entire National Service line. My question is, would it be possible to land an interview at S&O with me being at a non-target and low GPA, despite having a strong connection and decent resume.

I have a lunch set up with him/her next week, any suggestions on anything specific I should try to talk about/how to ask if he can land me an interview?

(edited)

Overview of answers

Upvotes
  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Best answer
Vlad
Expert
replied on Aug 10, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

I believe with these internships and a good resume there will be no problem with an interview invite even from a non-target school.

Best

Was this answer helpful?
Paras Esfahani on Aug 10, 2018

Thank you! Do you have any suggestions on how to structure the lunch and certain things I should ask about?

Vlad gave the best answer

Vlad

McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
429
Meetings
12,324
Q&A Upvotes
127
Awards
4.9
186 Reviews
How likely are you to recommend us to a friend or fellow student?
0 = Not likely
10 = Very likely
You are a true consultant! Thank you for consulting us on how to make PrepLounge even better!