Reapplication

reapply
New answer on Dec 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Dec 01, 2020

Hello Preplounge community,

I am currently a final year undergraduate student. I have applied for some of the consulting firms for full-time positions and got rejected. I am currently planning to study for masters program after my graduation and would like to apply for summer internship. I am wondering if I could still apply for summer internship positions for those companies that rejected me for full-time?

Thank you!

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Gaurav
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replied on Dec 01, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hello there!

It depends on the company, if it's MBB - it's not worth trying as there is a waiting period 12-18 months, if not - there is a slight chance. The thing is that it doesn't matter what position you are applying for, because candidates go through the same process.

Spend this period productively:

  • prepare for case interviews, practice tests, find your weaknesses and work at them, PrepLounge's resources are a great help
  • find a referral, this would give you better chances to pass the CV screening in the future

If you need any help with that, PrepLounge's experts are always ready to help.

Cheers,
GB

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Ian
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replied on Dec 01, 2020
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep

In general, you do indeed have to wait. The wait is 12-24 months depending on the firm/country.

However, it doesn't hurt to ask - check with HR/recruiters and specifically ask them.

How do you improve your screening chances next time?

1) Gain experience (internships, bootcamps, classes, stratups, extracirriculars, etc).

2) Network - speak to multiple people across offices and aim to get a referral

3) Review your resume - make sure your formatting is sharp/consistent, key words/experiences pop, and your experience bullets are properly written.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions on how to better do 1-3!

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Vlad
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replied on Dec 01, 2020
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Yes, you can still apply for an internship. London is a very competitive office and you might got rejected just because they were not hiring.

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Clara
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replied on Dec 02, 2020
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Hello!

Unfortunately, no. It´s the same recruiting funnel.

Cheers,

Clara

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Antonello
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replied on Dec 30, 2020
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Hi, usually you got at 12+ months of ban for every application

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Antonello

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