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Hi all,

I know that somebody made a thread covering the routes/path for entering the banking industry (e.g. insight day --> spring week --> summer analyst --> grad) so I am just wondering what the equivalent would be for consulting?

I am about to start my first yr at one of the MBB targets and would like to know the best way of approaching my goal of working at MBB/a strategy house. Is there anything I can really do in my first year to maximise my chances of getting onto an internship?

Thanks in advance!
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Just need to go to Oxbridge
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Just need to go to Oxbridge
Yeah I start next week but is there anything else that can be done? All the banking recruitment seems much more structured than MBB?
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Yeah I start next week but is there anything else that can be done? All the banking recruitment seems much more structured than MBB?
Banking is more structured, indeed. While at university, I would recommend pursuing pro-bono consulting. These programmes are fairly well known and many people who now work as consultants completed them at university:

http://enactusuk.org/teams/

http://180dc.org/
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for mckinsey for instance, you just need to do a summer there and would apply 2nd year. not sure about the other 2 firms but would assume the same.

note that PwC and deloitte have good strat divisions, due to the mergers with Booz and Monitor.

tips:
- brush up on your case study skills by doing case studies here and there
- as mentioned, join a pro-bono consultancy group to understand the different matrixes used and the jargon
- apply to discover, mckinsey's version of a spring week
- apply to bcg's 12 month programme via rare recruitment... not sure when they open, email them
- start questioning the world... how many buses are moving in London at any given moment? how much profit does Waterloo station make per incoming train carriage? there is an approach to answering these questions and if you get that, not only will you suceed in any interview but you'll enjoy the job
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Do an investment banking internship in your penultimate year.

I'm not even kidding.
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Do an investment banking internship in your penultimate year.

I'm not even kidding.
this or big brand blue chip/tech internships

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this or big brand blue chip/tech internships

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I presume that strategy consulting internships should be number one priority though?
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I presume that strategy consulting internships should be number one priority though?
Yes, but you're unlikely to get one given that firms like Bain take on <10 interns each year.
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Yes, but you're unlikely to get one given that firms like Bain take on <10 interns each year.
Oh right..what are the total grad intakes like?
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