Hello Everyone - Thank you for providing your insights on this platform. I have learned a lot in the last two months. I am finishing up my Ph.D. from a non-target school in the US (expect to graduate in Fall 2020) with a 4.0 GPA, and I have worked for five years in the energy industry before graduate school. I have two specific questions and would appreciate it if you could please answer them.
- I had applied online for the "Consulting - full-time" position to BCG for US offices last summer (since I was hoping to graduate in Spring 2020). I was invited for the first round interview in August 2019 after an online test and had a great experience. Unfortunately, I did not progress to the final round (I now know that I was underprepared for the interviews). Now, since I will be graduating in Fall 2020, I plan on applying to the BCG's "Bridge to BCG" program for Summer 2020 (application deadline sometime in April) and eventually to the "Consulting - full-time" role (application deadline - July 2020). My question is, should I apply to both the positions, and will my past interview failure impact my application this year?
- I had applied to the McKinsey Associate Intern role for Summer 2020, but I was not invited for the interview. The recruiter reached out to me, asked me to sign-up for the Keep In Touch program, and encouraged me to apply for the full-time role in summer. I was thinking of applying to the McKinsey Insight program for Summer 2020 and then to a full-time position for 2021. I was wondering what would be the best course of action, and would my failure to get an interview for an internship hurt my chances for these applications?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I appreciate it