You've got some great answer here!
In my opinion, there are 3 main things that will boost your chances of getting past CV stage.
- Impressive work experience
- Being as interesting as you can
For the first point, I recommend that you dig into your network (university alumni, family friends, friends of friends). In short, you need to try to connect with people at MBB, build rapport and then ask to be referred. If you would like to discuss how to do this feel free to send me a message.
For the second point, an internship in one of the following will help your CV shine:
- Consolidated tech companies (e.g. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn)
- New, fast-growth tech companies (e.g. Uber, Deliveroo, Tesla)
- Entrepreneurial programs (e.g. EntrepreneurFirst, Rocket Internet)
- Entrepreneurial adventures (e.g. joining a 10 person start-up in Shangai, and really taking ownership for its development)
- Investment banking (e.g. Goldman Sachs)
Finally, for the third point, you can focus on some of the following things which should help strengthen your intrinsic skills and make people want to know more about you (and hence interview you):
- Deepen a genuine personal/professional interest that allows you to be more interesting/credible. Your passion will attract people towards you and make you someone they want to work with (i.e. extend you a job offer).
- Find more leadership role within your community that really makes a difference. Really learn what it means to lead/be part of a group of people towards a challenging common goal.
- Broaden your knowledge/understanding with a range of completely new and relevant topics. Deepen your understanding by being able to logically develop a personal perspective on any topic instead of regurgitating what you have read or heard.
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to send me a message.