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

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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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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.

So no need to rush at the moment. Thanks! — Kevin on Jun 29, 2017

Olu replied on Jul 03, 2017
Looking for solid partners (10+Cases) . Currently preparing for MBB,Tier II & Big 4- Given and Done 15+ cases

For FT recruiting it is usually around August/Sept for MBA's . See more information in the link below:

https://blog.transparentcareer.com/mbas/career-guides/top-industries-and-their-mba-recruiting-timelines/?utm_source=TransparentCareer+Users+%28All%29&utm_campaign=8ae4f8c559-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a6a56c992-8ae4f8c559-170599393

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!