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    (Original post by ramadi88)
    Throwaway2521: It's not exactly consulting, rather a Business development role. It's called Project Management & Business Consulting, in the MACH programme.

    M11011: Already applied to EY, made it to the interview and tanked it. Capgemini, I'm applying I guess, but Accenture, from what I understand, has been hiring since January, so I'm debating if it's worth the effort of the research and application. MBB I did not mention cause it's just quite difficult when you're not in a top school or a top program (I'm at Manchester, research masters in engineering). And yeah, I agree, A.T/RB were a pretty long shot anyway! My application is not THAT bad - I've got a year's experience in corporate strategy, and I worked under the ED of an MNC, so I'm riding on that experience! Still think it's worth exploring MBB?
    Regarding EY, at least it shows your application is strong. Got to take the positives - people seldom get their first interview.

    Capgemini - you "guess"? Their MC side is strong (it's essentially EY which they bought it in 200X, scheme pays more than big4). Why wouldn't you go for it?

    Accenture - most likely hire year round then, another ex audit firm consulting division, defo worth going for it for the hefty sign on alone!

    MBB - I'm not MBB standard so I can't speak authoritatively, but I imagine you're probably right in saying it's a long shot. Then again, for the sake of spending a couple hours firing off an application to each (they all get very samey), why not roll the dice and have a go! Same situation with A.T/RB really.

    Have you also considered the likes of Mott McDonald? Another good MC firm with a focus on engineering (so potentially looks favourably on you given your degree).
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Regarding EY, at least it shows your application is strong. Got to take the positives - people seldom get their first interview.

    Capgemini - you "guess"? Their MC side is strong (it's essentially EY which they bought it in 200X, scheme pays more than big4). Why wouldn't you go for it?

    Accenture - most likely hire year round then, another ex audit firm consulting division, defo worth going for it for the hefty sign on alone!

    MBB - I'm not MBB standard so I can't speak authoritatively, but I imagine you're probably right in saying it's a long shot. Then again, for the sake of spending a couple hours firing off an application to each (they all get very samey), why not roll the dice and have a go! Same situation with A.T/RB really.

    Have you also considered the likes of Mott McDonald? Another good MC firm with a focus on engineering (so potentially looks favourably on you given your degree).
    EY: Nah, I guess my application is strong. It was ME who was the reason behind the failed interview - utter under-confidence and, quite frankly, intimidated by the enormity of the opportunity!

    Capgemini: Lol, the 'guess' is because I'm not sure if I can reapply yet after my application last December! I made the stupid mistake of 'testing the waters' with not-so-well-researched applications (which actually did get me an interview with EY again, which I had to decline), so I have to probably wait till Dec for the completion of 12 months with most companies. I do, however, like the idea of Mott McDonald - we've worked with them in my previous company, and they have a HUGE presence! Thanks for the suggestion! Now that I think of it, I can add Atkins, Peter Brett and the likes to the list - more technical consulting types.

    I shall give Accenture a shot too in that case, and push out an application to OC&C too. As they say - send out 100 applications, get responses from 5, get a job in 1! Being an international student doesn't help either :/
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    (Original post by ramadi88)
    EY: Nah, I guess my application is strong. It was ME who was the reason behind the failed interview - utter under-confidence and, quite frankly, intimidated by the enormity of the opportunity!

    Capgemini: Lol, the 'guess' is because I'm not sure if I can reapply yet after my application last December! I made the stupid mistake of 'testing the waters' with not-so-well-researched applications (which actually did get me an interview with EY again, which I had to decline), so I have to probably wait till Dec for the completion of 12 months with most companies. I do, however, like the idea of Mott McDonald - we've worked with them in my previous company, and they have a HUGE presence! Thanks for the suggestion! Now that I think of it, I can add Atkins, Peter Brett and the likes to the list - more technical consulting types.

    I shall give Accenture a shot too in that case, and push out an application to OC&C too. As they say - send out 100 applications, get responses from 5, get a job in 1! Being an international student doesn't help either :/
    That's the spirit, doesn't matter if you land the first one or the last one, so long as you land one of the buggers!
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    Any advice you guys would give to someone who is about to go into their first year at university at UCL and is interested in Consulting.
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    (Original post by Daniel__)
    Any advice you guys would give to someone who is about to go into their first year at university at UCL and is interested in Consulting.
    Look at first year internship opportunities such as KPMG. Applications are already open.
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    (Original post by Daniel__)
    Any advice you guys would give to someone who is about to go into their first year at university at UCL and is interested in Consulting.
    Enjoy first year. Think about this business next summer.
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    OK, so I have another big question - what exactly are the backup options someone seeking a job in consultancy has, if he/she does not get placed in the top firms (Big4, RB, LEK, OCC)?
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      (Original post by Daniel__)
      Any advice you guys would give to someone who is about to go into their first year at university at UCL and is interested in Consulting.
      Think about how you want your CV to look like at the start of year 3, then work backwards.

      Read through the past threads and start planning how you're going to get the following three things:

      1. Solid leadership experience
      2. Impact through dedicated involvement in an activity/community
      3. Internship with a top company

      Other skills like analysis and teamwork are easier to come by.
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      Hey all, does anyone know which of the three tests (numerical, verbal and logical/inductive) are used for the graduate management consulting scheme for PwC? I think it's 2 of those but I'm not sure which 2. Or maybe it's all 3?
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        Hey all, does anyone know which of the three tests (numerical, verbal and logical/inductive) are used for the graduate management consulting scheme for PwC? I think it's 2 of those but I'm not sure which 2. Or maybe it's all 3?
        It's numerical and logical. Then they also have two SJTs. Or so was the case a couple years back.
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        (Original post by Throwaway2521)
        Nope. I got an email saying I'd passed the screening stage and someone would be in contact 'very shortly' (this was exactly a week ago) about the next stage but I haven't received anything yet.
        have you heard anything yet?
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        Also has anyone heard back from ibm following passing the ipat test?
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        (Original post by Ksimmonds)
        have you heard anything yet?
        Yeah I got an email earlier this week saying 'As you will now be aware we have changed the select and assess process for the 2015 intake and we are still working hard on training all the business interviewers on the new interview process. As such, you may see a delay in us being able to book in your interview but we hope to be able to do this soon.

        We will be in touch by the end of the week*to invite you to the questionnaire stage.'
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        (Original post by Throwaway2521)
        Yeah I got an email earlier this week saying 'As you will now be aware we have changed the select and assess process for the 2015 intake and we are still working hard on training all the business interviewers on the new interview process. As such, you may see a delay in us being able to book in your interview but we hope to be able to do this soon.

        We will be in touch by the end of the week*to invite you to the questionnaire stage.'
        Snap! Good luck - we might end up being at the same interview day - don't know if you saw but there is a group exercise part of the first interview for consulting
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        Hi! Is anyone else in the position where they've passed the psychometric tests and now haven't heard anything about the next round? I'm in the same boat for deloitte and ey...
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        I can tell you with regards to Deloitte, as someone else mentioned, they're changing their recruitment process and stuff. I was on the summer internship and they still haven't got back to us for the final interviews for the grad role


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        I think it depends I've already had a grad interview.

        (I am in a different department though!)

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        (Original post by Tasha-x)
        Hi! Is anyone else in the position where they've passed the psychometric tests and now haven't heard anything about the next round? I'm in the same boat for deloitte and ey...
        Did they tell you whether you passed the tests or not, and that your application will now be screened? That was the last email I received and haven't heard anything back from Deloitte since!
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        Did they tell you whether you passed the tests or not, and that your application will now be screened? That was the last email I received and haven't heard anything back from Deloitte since!

        Yeah, the last email I had was at the beginning of last week to say I'd passed the tests and screening.... That was the day after I took the numerical and critical thinking tests. I just want to know what's next !!
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        (Original post by Ksimmonds)
        Snap! Good luck - we might end up being at the same interview day - don't know if you saw but there is a group exercise part of the first interview for consulting
        Thanks! You too Yeah, I saw that there was a group activity but I'm not sure of what the actual activity will be. Have you received the service line questionnaire yet or booked a day for the first interview?
       
       
       
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