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Mar 26, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Allison Howard, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Associate

While an MBA can enhance your current career path, it can also support a switch to an entirely new one. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Allison Howard, an MBA graduate of Northwestern Kellogg and current associate at McKinsey.  Pre-MBA, she had a fulfilling career in... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Abhinoor Dhull, Wharton ’19, Senior Consultant

William Welch Deloitte opened what would become Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (better known as just Deloitte) in 1845 in a small office in London. Thirty-five years later, the company expanded overseas to New York, eventually landing on Wall Street, then adding branches in Chicago and Buenos Aires. Now, Deloitte operates... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Brierley Penn, LBS ’19, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  Our featured alumna, Brierley Penn, graduated from London Business School in 2019 and rejoined BCG after graduation.  While many applicants may expect to commit two full years to... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jun Guang Da Qu, Stanford GSB ’19, Associate

Most MBAs get their feet wet in consulting interning as summer associates between their first and second school years.  Post-MBA, at McKinsey, graduates usually spend between two and three years at the associate level before evaluation for a promotion to engagement manager. The next step, in three to five years,... Read more »

Mar 11, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Nathan Stevens, Michigan Ross ’19, Associate

What business problem have you been trying to solve the longest? Whose buy-in did you need? Which obstacles could you simply not overcome, no matter how many different angles you approached them from?  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Nathan Stevens, a Michigan Ross MBA ’19 and associate at... Read more »

Mar 10, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Madeleine Macks, Wharton ’18, Consultant

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been lauded by MBA alumni in this series for its community and culture.  Our featured alumna, Madeleine Macks, Wharton MBA ’18 and consultant at BCG, echoed those sentiments and added the value of the scope of projects there.  Indeed, BCG cites expertise in 20 industries—from... Read more »

Mar 5, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Vinithra Raveendran, Cornell Johnson ’19, Senior Consultant

Consulting is consistently one of the most popular industry choices for MBA graduates. It’s a lucrative lifestyle, and the work is dynamic, engaging and analytical.  Consultants need a full suite of management skills to thrive in the industry—and global firms to provide a landscape of projects to execute. Deloitte is... Read more »

Feb 27, 2020

Real Humans of Bain: Rachel Neiger, LBS ’17, Case Team Leader

The MBA is a reliable vehicle for career switchers and, as seen in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, it can also enhance one’s current career path.  Rachel Neiger, London Business School MBA ’17 and case team leader at Bain & Co., already knew she would be returning to the... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Vinnie Sood, Wharton ’16, Project Leader

Curiosity, leadership and the ability to collaborate are just a few of the skills Boston Consulting Group (BCG) looks for when they hire consultants.  In terms of intellectual chops, BCG states that “superior academic credentials are a necessary—but not sufficient—requirement.”  Due to the variety and scope of their projects, BCG... Read more »

Feb 24, 2020

Real Humans of Accenture: Mogbekeloluwa Koye-Ladele, INSEAD ’18, Strategy Consultant

Accenture is a leading professional services company, with operations in over 200 cities in 51 countries, and employing just over a half-million people.  The organization is comprised of five businesses: Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. The INSEAD MBA alumnus profiled in this edition of... Read more »

Feb 20, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Cayley Heller, NYU Stern ’19, Associate

The leading consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., staffs globally, putting consultants onto project engagements with five to six team members from other locations around the world.  This lifestyle demands keen adaptability, premier teamwork skills, and, of course, extensive travel.  The “McKinsey way” also involves structured, fact-driven, hypothesis-based processes to deliver... Read more »

Feb 18, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Sydnor Gammon, Duke Fuqua ’15, Manager of Healthcare Strategy

When thinking about a career in healthcare, the leading business school Duke Fuqua should spring to mind, as they consistently send the highest percentage of MBA grads into the field.  Deloitte, perhaps best known as a “Big Four” accounting firm, is also the largest healthcare consulting company in the world... Read more »

Feb 10, 2020

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Peter Akinleye, Cornell Johnson ’19, Consultant

Consultants wear many hats and take on innumerable roles at the behest of their clients. Fortunately, MBA programs, like the one at Cornell Johnson, can prepare career switchers and analysts alike for the demanding expectations of the industry.  In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we hear from Peter... Read more »

Feb 5, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Lauren Rodgers, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Consultant

Chances are, if your post-MBA goals are in consulting, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is on your list of target firms. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Boston, MA, they are a leader in the industry and a member of the Big Three or MBB. BCG employs more than 18,000 people... Read more »

Feb 3, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jenna Benefield, Wharton ’18, Associate

The MBA is a vehicle for advancement in–or into–many industries, and consulting is consistently one of the most popular destinations.  And within the consulting industry, McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious firms in the world. MBA graduates usually enter McKinsey as an associate, working either as... Read more »

Nov 1, 2019

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad... Read more »

Jan 8, 2019

Post-MBA Plans in Consulting? Review The Best Business Schools for Consulting

Management consulting has been one of the most coveted career paths for fresh MBA grads for ages. With so many MBA graduates vying for roles in the consulting field, one of the best ways to distinguish yourself is by going to one of the business schools best known for training top-notch... Read more »

May 8, 2018

Why McKinsey & Company Loves Hiring MBAs

McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious management consultancy firms in the world, with a clientele that includes 80 percent of the world’s largest corporations, along with an extensive list of governments and non-profit organisations. The firm is also a prestigious landing spot for MBAs following graduation.... Read more »

Mar 21, 2018

How to Break into the “MBB”—Best Business Schools for Landing Top Consulting Jobs

With starting salaries in the $140,000 to $150,000 range and a customary $25,000 signing bonus on top of that, it’s no wonder so many business school students target the prestige consulting firms known as the “MBB”—McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—as their post-MBA landing pads. That $170,000+... Read more »

Mar 13, 2018

How Can You Land a Post-MBA Job at Deloitte?

In 2017, Deloitte placed 11th out of “Fortune’s 100 Best Companies” to work for. It achieved its top slot thanks to the company’s focus on work/life balance where “you decide how fast paced/slow paced you want to take it.” In fact, 91 percent of Deloitte employees say their workplace is... Read more »

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GPA: 3.99. GMAT: 750. Chicago.
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GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 760. Boston.
Waitlisted at Stanford GSB via portal.
GPA: 3.975. GMAT: 760. Michigan.
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MBA DecisionWire

Sta
Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: Columbia, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.68
Post-MBA Career: Technology
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UT Austin / McCombs
GRE: 320
Post-MBA Career: Technology
McD
Enrolled: Georgetown / McDonough
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll, Georgetown / McDonough, Notre Dame / Mendoza
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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