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    Selectivity based on office

    Application Bain & Company BCG McKinsey & Company selection selection criteria
    Most recent answer on Jun 21, 2021
    <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>I wondered if anyone here can speak to the selectivity of McK and BCG in Greece compared to the DACH region for internships since I noticed that interns in Greece tend to have lesser previous experience in terms of quantity, relevance, and prestige. I also noticed that for some reason, they tend to have a high amount of Greeks who either studied or lived abroad, is that a preference of HR or just a coincidence?<br> <br> I'd very much appreciate any insight on the specific questions above, but also to the general selectivity compared to DACH for internships!</p> <p>Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hey there, I am no insider into the Greek consulting market, hence, I will keep my points at a more general level: The requirements for internships differ a bit across countries based on the usual experience of stud ... (read entire answer)
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    What is the calibration process and how does it work?

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    Most recent answer on Apr 03, 2021
    <p>Hi PrepLounge,<br> <br> During my interview yesterday, the interviewer told me that they will get back to me after they have interviewed other candidates and completed the calibration process. May I know what such a process entails please?</p>
    Hi there, Basically, the interviewers who interviewed you need to have a discussion. They'll talk through their rating of you (across a set of critera) as well as their overall impression. From there, they'll determin ... (read entire answer)
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    Is it possible for me to join MBB with a bad high school diploma (Abitur)?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 26, 2020
    <p>Hi all!</p> <p>My situation is the following: I'm currently in my Masters and have successfully completed my Bachelor degree in business administration in Germany (GPA: 1.3). I studied a semester abroad in Canada, did a 6 months non consulting internship and one working student job. Unfortunately, my high school GPA (Abitur) is only 2.9. Is it possible for me to pass the CV selection process at MBB or do I have no chance because of my high school GPA? Where could I apply?</p> <p>Hope someone can answer me this, I would appreciate it a lot. </p>
    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. Networking Impressive work experience Being as interesting as you can For the ... (read entire answer)
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    Newton Europe selection process?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 25, 2020
    Anonymous A asked on Feb 21, 2016
    <p>Does anyone know what is the selection process of Newton Europe in London? What is the online test?</p> <p>How many interviews after if I pass the test?</p> <p>Case study?</p>
    Does anyone know what is the selection process of Newton Europe in London? What is the online test? How many interviews after if I pass the test? Case study?
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    Which MBA program in the US can you recommend?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 18, 2020
    <p>Hey everyone!</p> <p>I am currently thinking about applying for MBA programs and scholarships in the US (as a non US citizen). So I have a few questions:</p> <ul> <li>Which business schools are the best to enter and get contacts to MBB firms and consultants?</li> <li>What are the requirements?</li> <li>And what are other good (not necessarily top) universities you can recommend in the US?</li> </ul> <p>First hand experience would be great, but any help is appreciated. Thanks!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, As for your first and third question: there are several criteria to define which is the best business school; Marco provided a good analysis here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/what-ar ... (read entire answer)
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    Cooldown period after decline McKinsey

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    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    <p>What is the regular cooldown period after a decline at McKinsey (at final rounds, as an experienced hire)? Would this period be any different if referred by a partner?</p>
    Hi, We have previously addressed a similar question here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/questions-regarding-the-waiting-period-after-a-mbb-application-1072#a2064 As a general rule, the ‘reject re- ... (read entire answer)
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    target schools

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    Most recent answer on Sep 29, 2020
    <p>Hello</p> <p>how to know a university is in MBB's list of target schools in a particular country?</p> <p>thank you</p>
    Hi Mehrasa, In general, the top 20 Bschools are going to be target schools worldwide. Then, the top 2-3 schools in a given country would be target schools for that office's country. Of course, this changes country ... (read entire answer)
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    For MBB entry: Is the GPA more important or the school reputation?

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    Most recent answer on Jul 10, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 20, 2017
    <p>For MBB entry, do you think it is better to choose a university with a lower reputation but which gives you the chance for a great GPA or a better university with lower GPA? Does MBB consider that for top universities a somewhat lower GPA is normal or do they filter you out right away if your GPA is let's say lower than 2.0?</p> <p>I hope my question is clear and that someone can shed some light on this issue. Thanks!</p>
    This is a good question. The short answer is both matter. However, it’s important to understand how MBB approach University recruiting. Having led both Office, Regional and University (MIT Sloan) recruiting as a Partner ... (read entire answer)
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    How important is the cover letter?

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    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2020
    <p>Does anyone know how important the cover letter is during the selection process? Do only HR recruiters check them or also the consultant who interviews you later? Do they ask questions specifcially about the cover letter or just the CV? How much effort should I put into this?</p> <p>Any help appreciated! Thanks guys</p>
    Hi Anonimous A The cover letter is very important because of 2 main things: - HR recruiters use it as an information source on your carreer path, motivation and willingness to be a consultant within their firm (and th ... (read entire answer)
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    How are the chances and the working environment for women in consulting?

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    Most recent answer on Dec 10, 2019
    <p>As a woman I am curious how the chances are for me to get into MBB? Worse or maybe better due to the female quota? And is the working environment very male dominant? Maybe some women (or men) can share their experience, it would be really helpful. Thank you!</p>
    Hi, It depends on the company: 1) Tier 2,3 consulting companies (Accenture, PWC) have a huge share of women and better work-life balance so I believe there have no specific hiring targets. 2) BIG3 companies have f ... (read entire answer)
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    Consultant with non science/non business background?

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    Recent activity on Feb 13, 2017
    <p>Hey!</p> <p>I just found this website as I am thinking of career opportunities for myself including management consulting. The thing is that I come from a non-business background. Not natural sciences like I've read most "non business" consultants are, but humanities. In two years I'll be graduating with a B.A. in international studies and philosophy from a reputable school in England.</p> <p>So my question is, do you think it is possible for me to join a consulting firm (and which firms could be suitable for me)? Is it even possible for me to get an internship? What can I do to increase my chances?</p> <p>E.g. I can still change my minor to business&amp;economics or I could do a masters in business related subjects... Do you think that is necessary? What would you do if you were in my position? I'm just looking for different opinions and viewpoints, and wouldl really appreciate your help</p>
    Hi Anonymous, as mentioned by Frank, it would be possible for you to join a consulting firm with your background, although it would likely be more challenging than with a business/engineering background. The degree to ... (read entire answer)
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    Different selection criteria of MBBs

    Application Bain & Company MBB McKinsey & Company selection selection criteria selection process The Boston Consulting Group
    Recent activity on Nov 24, 2016
    <p>Hi!</p> <p>Can somebody tell me about the different selection criteria of MBBs?</p> <p>According to experiences of people I know, some MBBs seem to be satisfied with the “hard skills” like good grades, internships, experience abroad...others, like McK, want proof of “drive, leadership and impact” qualities…</p> <p>are there actually big differences among the consultancies (and what are they?) or is it all pretty much the same?</p> <p>Thanks in advance!</p> <p>Malte</p>
    Hi Malte, in my experience, differences in the selection criteria may depend on the stage of the application process: Interview invitation: some companies may have stricter requirements than others for academic grad ... (read entire answer)
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