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When do consulting firms start looking at soon-to-be MBA grads??

New answer on Nov 30, 2023
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Kevin asked on Jun 29, 2017
International MBA student interested in consulting.

I am about to start my second and final year of b-school. I have heard that consulting firms start and finish hiring soon-to-be MBA's exceptionally early. Does that mean I should be applying starting in July? August? What does the timeline generally look like? Does it matter if its an MBB firm or a smaller firm or are they all similar??

Thank you!

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replied on Nov 30, 2023
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If you're in an MBA program, always start by asking your Careers Centre. They usually compile already lots of useful info so you don't need to build it all yourself from scratch. Then try to fill in the gaps on your own based on what specific firms and roles you're interested in. 

Good luck!

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Danny replied on Jun 29, 2017

From my knowledge, info sessions for MBA candidates and undergraduate always start at beginning of fall semester, in my school, typically the second week of the fall semester. Application deadlines always are around october. I think application deadlines are always subjested to regions and schools (if OCI applis). I will encourage you to check the recruiting website of the firms you would like to apply frequently (once two weeks) to make sure not missing deadline or opening.

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Kevin on Jun 29, 2017

So no need to rush at the moment. Thanks!

Olu replied on Jul 03, 2017
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replied on Nov 18, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


Depends on the geography.

US interviews January-February.

Good luck!

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Danny replied on Jun 29, 2017

I guess you don't need to worry about ddl right now. But it is time to get your story prepared and crack the case! good luck!

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