Welcome back!

No apps configured. Please contact your administrator.
Forgot password?

Don’t have an account? Subscribe now

Fulbright Scholar on McKinsey, BCG requirements

My Michael Moment happened during a pitifully sad email I sent to me him asking for advice.

I was a Fulbright Scholar studying in the US and my applications to LEK, Deloitte, Monitor, Oliver Wyman and Booz had been rejected. I wanted to know what to do since MBB were much tougher and the weaker firms were turning me down!

Michael found it very amusing and mentioned that my early choices preferred consultants with consulting experience and sector knowledge. MBB preferred students without consulting experience and sector knowledge and being rejected by the others probably indicated I was a good fit for MBB! Just like that the sun came out in my life and I was happy again! That happened 2 days before my own birthday so I am happy to return the favor for Michael.

My other moment occured when I was scared to apply to New York. Michael gave this very funny analogy. He said the McKinsey New York office was like the most glamorous fair lady at the prom. Everyone wanted to dance with her but everyone was too sacred to ask. So she ended up getting too few offers! I thought that was really funny, but he was right. I would not be in New York without this and other great analogies.

Thanks again Michael.

We have published the most useful client feedback. Our commitment to confidentiality prevents us from disclosing the identity of our clients and other confidential information, and we may alter details to prevent such disclosure. Some client feedback may be lightly edited for grammar, spelling or prose, though we never alter or remove any information. Clients in our consultants coaching program are forbidden from sharing sensitive client data with us.

Want to learn more about how FIRMSconsulting
can help your organization?

Related Articles

Management Consulting

How to become a consultant with no experience

How to Become a Consultant with No Experience If you’re interested in starting a consulting business without experience on the business side (but you have expertise in certain area), this article outlines how you get started. Becoming a consultant with no experience can be challenging, but it is possible with…

Career

Winning Consulting Proposal Template

Winning Consulting Proposal Template In this post we will share with you a winning consulting proposal template used by 6, 7 and 8 figure consultants. If you are new to consulting proposals, a consulting proposal is a document that is presented to a potential client by a consultant or consulting firm.…

Management Consulting

The Ultimate Guide to Working With Business Consultants

Guide to Working With Business Consultants What Is a Business Consultant? A business consultant is a professional who provides expert advice to organizations to help improve their performance. They analyze a company's operations, identify areas for improvement, and develop strategies to achieve specific goals. Why Hire a Business Consultant? A…