Short Question: What are consultant companies with lower application standards than MBB that would offer me the chance to gather international work experience and increase my chances for a future MBB application?
Im a physics master with PhD in human biology (just finished) and have started the application process. I have received two desk rejections from McKinsey and Bain. As far as I understand their application criteria after talking to their recruiting staff, this is most likely due to my lack of abroad working experience and my marks (1.6 masters) which are good but not excellent.
I have founded a medtech company parallel to my PhD which is being sold right now, so I thought this would counter some of my shortcomings and explain why i had no time to travel abroad, but this has apparently not been the case.
So back to the top question: Im aware I will earn less in company that has lower standards for their applications, but where can I improve my international work experience and show that I excel as consultant?