I'm a undergraduate student in a top 10 federal brazilian university and my goal is to work at a top consultancy firm in Europe.
I understand I have two options:
1. Apply for the brazilian office and request the transfer after some time;
2. Apply directly for some European office;
Let's first assume I choose option 1, could you tell me:
A. How long should I wait to request a transfer for an internacional office?
B. What could influence the outcome of this transfer request?
On the other hand, if I choose option 2:
A. Do I have to be in Europe to apply to an office there (presencial tests and interviews) or can I do that from Brazil?
B. Does being a foreigner have any influence in the perception of interviewers?
So, can anyone who had worked at BCG, McKinsey, Bain, Oliver Wyman A.T. Kearney and other firms offer the perspective on the questions above?
Thanks in advance and have a nice weekend!