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    Hi guys,


    Excuse the ignorance if this has been asked a million times but I'm looking at pointers on how to get in to MC (inc strategy) at the end of my studies - preferably from someone who's currently employed or been in my situation and not guesstimates where possible!
    I'm 23 and currently, I'm finishing up my HND in college (Scotland), I'll be going in to first year at the University of Glasgow to study Business & Management. I'll be choosing my modules around finance/project management and taking a small business consultancy module in year 3 (In Scotland, it takes four years for an honors degree). Of course I'll be applying for internships etc with consultancy firms such as PwC (after some research, this firm sound probably the best suited for me as you don't need to specialise straight away and get a taste across different areas) - but I'm looking to know what will help boost my chances (if any) of actually getting on to a consultancy graduate scheme.
    As well as this, I also have several years work experience (with around two years experience leading teams). I know the grad schemes are highly competitive but I'm wondering; will my uni be respected enough for me to be taken seriously? Will my work experience benefit me and what should I be looking to do away from studying to boost my chances?
    Any information anyone can give me would be great. I really want to pursue this career and feel that if I go in to uni with this as my primary focus, shaping my education around it and putting in the effort away from the classroom then I should be in good stead.
    P.s. I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket, I have a few other interests but would like to commit myself to this in particular is there will be no harm done (it's all business related anyway eh?!)
    Thanks.
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    What is your work experience in?

    Given that you get top grades, your uni choice might still be a bit of a weakness, but with good internships and relevant work experience your chances should be good.

    What to do to boost your chances? Make sure you're in the top 10% of your year, get good internships, join some relevant societies/extracurriculars, go to career fairs/events to network... the usual really.
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    Glasgow is RG so it will be respected. Aim for smaller MCs, not MBB etc. but PwC, CapGem, Accenture etc. you should be in with a good shot.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I know it's highly competitive but I'l be aiming for a first and to take part in some good internships (as mentioned above). I'll take the advice on societies etc!

    My work experience is basically in retail/motor (both leadership roles with a fair bit of responsibility) but I realise this will be completely overlooked hence the focus on internships is a must.

    Thanks again.
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    Aw bless you!! Look how you've grown and how far you've come! I'm gwlad you've stopped worrying <3
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    (Original post by LGBTvoice)
    Aw bless you!! Look how you've grown and how far you've come! I'm gwlad you've stopped worrying <3
    Are we honestly going to keep doing this? Where you stalk my old posts and act like an imbecile?
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    (Original post by pmc:producer)
    Are we honestly going to keep doing this? Where you stalk my old posts and act like an imbecile?
    Says the one who's meant to be an adult stalking what you assume to be a "child's" profile. Don't give what you can't take back!
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    (Original post by pmc:producer)
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    Did you go into management consultancy in the end?
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    (Original post by pmc:producer)
    Too late dicklips
    Your argument just failed when you made a personal attack.
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Did you go into management consultancy in the end?
    I've moved in to in-house consultancy with a top FMCG which I felt perhaps better suited to me. Declined an offer from EY (not that great anyway) so here's hoping it's worth it!

    And if it's not all its cracked up to be, I'll still stick around for 5 years or so, hopefully go for an MBA at LBS and make the jump :lol:
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    (Original post by LGBTvoice)
    Your argument just failed when you made a personal attack.
    Please, don't talk to me about personal insults... '#loser' was it you called me?
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    (Original post by pmc:producer)
    Please, don't talk to me about personal insults... '#loser' was it you called me?
    Well I'm sorry if I offended you...
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    Well I'm sorry if I offended you...
    Then I am too. Let's call it a day.
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    (Original post by pmc:producer)
    I've moved in to in-house consultancy with a top FMCG which I felt perhaps better suited to me. Declined an offer from EY (not that great anyway) so here's hoping it's worth it!

    And if it's not all its cracked up to be, I'll still stick around for 5 years or so, hopefully go for an MBA at LBS and make the jump :lol:
    You want to go back into management consulting after MBA or something else?

    i've always wondered how MBA recruitment works, hopefully it's not like graduate programmes.
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    You want to go back into management consulting after MBA or something else?

    i've always wondered how MBA recruitment works, hopefully it's not like graduate programmes.
    Works like 2nd and third year of undergrad if it's two years. You recruit for summer positions in the first year, then convert or recruit for full time in the second year.

    Most MBAs use it as a career switching platform but that's only one aspect of it.

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