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Recruiting for Consulting

Recruiting for Consulting - Wednesday, April 16, Noon-1 p.m. CST

Join us for a live chat with current students and staff on recruiting for consulting at Chicago Booth. Get answers from students who are pursuing careers in strategy and consulting, as well as staff from Admissions and Career Services.

Get information on the resources available to help students learn about, prepare for, and land jobs in strategy and consulting. Find out about curricular choices, school resources, student groups, peer and alumni mentorship, recruiting and more.

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Moderator -> EveryoneHello everyone! Thank you for joining us today. Our chat will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now so we can start providing answers at noon.
Moderator -> EveryoneHello everyone. Welcome to our live chat! Thank you for joining us today. We are eager to answer all your questions, so please begin submitting them now.
Aaron -> EveryoneHey guys! Looking forward to hearing all of your questions today - Booth, consulting recruiting, finance to consulting transitions, boutique consulting to larger firm, why Chicago is awesome, etc.
Kylie W -> EveryoneHello everyone! I'm Kylie, Assistant Director of Admissions at Chicago Booth. Looking forward to chatting with you today!
Drew -> EveryoneHello everyone! I'm Drew - I'm looking forward to answering your questions today. I'm a second year student. I worked for Ernst and Young in Chicago this summer in their Transaction Advisory Services practice and will be returning after school for full time. I'm excited to answer your questions today!
Janice -> EveryoneHello Everyone, I'm Janice from Career Services and I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.
Elizabeth K -> EveryoneHi everyone. Welcome to the consulting chat with Booth. Look forward to answering your questions.
Elspeth -> EveryoneHi everyone, my name is Els and I am happy to answer any of your questions!
Alyssa P -> EveryoneWelcome! I'm looking forward to answering any questions you have about Booth. I have a healthcare background--both consulting and corporate--and will be going into consulting at Deloitte post-graduation.
Natalia -> EveryoneHi!!! Congratulations to everyone and welcome to Booth!!!
Chris H -> EveryoneHi everyone, looking forward to answering your questions about Booth and consulting.
Priyanka -> DrewWhat excel skills and other computer skills are typically expected of consultants? What is the best way to learn these skills?
Drew -> PriyankaExcel is generally very helpful on the job at a moderate to advanced level of understanding (vlookups, indirects, pivot tables, etc. but macros wouldn't be required). Speed is also great. In terms of acquiring the skills a good number of companies provide training, but some of the best training is coordinated by Booth through Training the Street.
Madhu -> JaniceHello everyone , could anyone talk about the prospects of consulting in technology field mainly I.T.
Janice -> MadhuHello Madhu, there no real separation. Because technology is so key in every organization, being energized about technology will position you well.
Krish -> AaronHow should one prepare to make a career in consulting firm..? I know case interview is imp..But how should one practice it.. As a beginner how should I practice or start with case interview?
Aaron -> KrishThe great thing about Booth is that Career Services and the Management Consulting Group do a ton of interview prep during the recruiting process (case interviews and fit interview). Right now, it's not necessary. Instead, focus on understanding what consulting is all about, what firms are best for you, and why you want to do it.
J2572 -> Elizabeth KWhat are a few of the best classes to take at Booth interested in consulting and strategy pos b school?
Elizabeth K -> J2572Competitive Strategy, Marketing and Managerial Accounting. In general, you will learn a lot of valuable information in all of your classes and will learn how to structure problems and shape your analyses. Those skills, rather than specific knowledge, will serve you well in consulting.
MartinRod -> JaniceI have a general question regarding consulting at Booth: is there an ideal concentration to follow a career in consulting, or is a Booth MBA, regardless of the concentration what makes the difference?
Janice -> MartinRodHi MartinRod, there is no ideal concerntration. Students can declare up to 3 concentrations. It really is the Booth MBA and the theoretical skill set that is developed during your time here.
Kendall_LaRue -> DrewAs someone with pre-MBA experience in finance/operations who's looking to switch careers and move into consulting, what are some of the things that I can begin to do now that will help prepare me for the case interview?
Drew -> Kendall_LaRueHi Kendall! I worked on a trading desk and for a small project management firm before school. There are several good case prep books available out on the market, I'd suggest taking a look at those first to get a feel for what to expect. Victor Cheng has some material out there that I found very helpful. After familiarizing yourself with the format of the interviews and some basic content through the books - you'll need to learn the business material. That's where school comes in.
Alex_C. -> Chris HHow can one prepare themselves for a consulting career prior to attending b-school, if he/she never held a consulting role?
Chris H -> Alex_C.The good news or bad news depending on how you see it is there's not a lot you need to do. The on-campus recruiting process is very thorough. Before school you can do some research on the different firms. Some of them also have scholarship programs and other types of honors you can apply for to get on their radars. However, I wouldn't recommend starting case prep or reaching out to individuals in the firms too early. It won't help you and you risk burning out. Once recruiting starts, it is a very time-intensive process. I think getting settled into school, being caught up in classes and working with career services on your resume and networking skills are will prepare you better than anything consulting specific.
Moderator -> EveryoneWe look forward to answering your consulting questions. If you have questions related to issues other than consulting, please email admissions@chicagobooth.edu. Thank you.
amylam5 -> Kylie WHi all! I'm a first year BTA with Deloitte Consulting and interested in learning more! Is there a stereotypical Booth student? If so, what would you say are the 5 qualities all students have? Cultural fit is very important to me.
Kylie W -> amylam5Chicago Booth is definitely a community that respects the individual, but in general, fit is very important to us. I encourage you to continue to engage with us at our upcoming events, and connect with students. Check out our over 70 student-led groups on campus that are a part of the Booth experience: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/student-experience/beyond-classroom/groups/
MartinRod -> NataliaHola Natalia, do you think there's an actual space for south americans to work at consulting firms at the US, after their MBAs? What are the special challenges we face?
Natalia -> MartinRodHi Martin! There is a ton of space and opportunities. Not all consulting firms hire non-US citizens but most of them and the larger ones do. Consulting firms look for diverse backgrounds and experiences, so being an international student is a plus here.
There are several challenges though. You will have to apply to the same position that most of your class if applying to, thus making it tougher. Also, language may be a challenge for some students. It can always be "easier" to apply to a position in your region, where you have a "competitive advantage". Nevertheless, we have many 1Y and 2Y students staying in the US.
MartinRod -> JaniceAlso, do you recommend following a clear intention during the program, to "impress" recruiters? i.e.: being part of consulting projects, joining the Consulting Club, etc
Janice -> MartinRodHi MartinRod, being about to the management consulting student group would be key to expressing your interest for consulting. The group is 'sponsored' by quite a few of our corporate partners and they view that as one of the primary ways of identifying students.
Dave -> AaronWhat's the best way to start getting to know the differences btwn the major firms - and their respective offices? How much networking / "homework" on this (if any) would you recommend before starting this fall?
Aaron -> DaveYou don't necessarily need to do any networking before starting school - there are TONS of opportunities to do that at Booth. I think some basic homework - what are some consulting firms, what do they do, how are they different, what are best matches with you - is useful (but still not critical). Any way to just learn a bit about the industry is helpful in making your decision on whether its right for you.
Alex_C. -> ElspethHow did you know consulting is where you wanted to take your career? What steps prepared you?
Elspeth -> Alex_C.Hi Alex! Prior to business school I worked for a retailer doing buying and merchandise planning. I was interested in transitioning to consulting because it offered the opportunity to work on projects with many different clients in a variety of business situations. My coursework at Booth certainly helped to prepare me for success in my summer internship, along with great on the job training.
Priyanka -> Alyssa PMy question is for Alyssa. Were you a part of the GPHAP program? What courses would you suggest someone interested in healthcare consulting take? Did you take any classes at the university of Chicago that are specifically useful for a healthcare consulting career?
Alyssa P -> PriyankaI am part of GPHAP which has been a great experience! It provides a platform to interact and network with students interested in healthcare across University of Chicago. Even if you are not in GPHAP, Booth's flexibility allows you to take healthcare-related courses both at Booth and at other graduate schools (Public Policy, Medicine, Social Services, Law, etc.) In terms of courses specifically tailored to healthcare consulting roles, I would recommend the Healthcare Management Analytics Lab and Strategy Lab. Each of those classes is built around carefully structured projects sourced from real-world clients to address actual operational and strategic business issues. Even if you don't take one of those courses, a lot of our classes incorporate healthcare-related cases. Personally, I have not taken any classes outside of Booth but have classmates who really enjoyed the Healthcare Economics course offered at the Public Policy school, the Healthcare Law class offered at the Law school, and the Global Health class offered at the Social Services school. Hope this is helpful!
Drew_W -> JaniceDo you have any statistics on where Booth students take consulting jobs? (Chicago vs. NYC, West Coast, etc.)
Janice -> Drew_WHi Drew, feel free to take a look at our employment online and you can find geographical information.
trungho -> AaronWhat are the main resources (both online, books and materials) helping you to get to management consulting?
Aaron -> trunghoThe best resources (by far) are other students who are going into consulting or have done consulting (either over the summer or before school). These people can talk about the industry, their experience, and work with you through the interview process. Case interviews are a learned experience, so this is the primary way you'll prepare. In addition to that, the school and Management Consulting Group puts out resources each year that (prep questions, case book, etc.) you can use in your prep.

Don't bother with things like Case in Point - not worth your time.
trungho -> Elizabeth KWhat are the time frame for the preparation of case interview typically?
Elizabeth K -> trunghoThere are three phases to the consulting recruiting process: 1) Networking; 2) Case Prep; and 3) Interviewing. Networking can take a couple of months and the purpose of this is to get to know the firms and figure out where you will be a good fit. Case prep can take a few weeks and interviews can take another few weeks. We advise that you do not start case prep too early or else you will be cutting into your time to network and you may burn out before your interviews.
gon153 -> Alyssa PFor the summer internship, When do the consulting networking events start, and when does the actual interview process start?
Alyssa P -> gon153The official recruiting for summer internships starts at the end of October, and that is when consulting firms come to Booth. The actual interview process starts mid-January and typically ends by early February.
J2572 -> Chris HWhat are some ways to apply your learning in the classroom in a real world application ( ie. BSG, working with a company, case competitions)?
Chris H -> J2572You mention some great examples of ways to apply skills while in school. I was in the Business Solutions Group (BSG) and it was a fantastic experience. Getting involved with case competitions, the leadership challenge and the New Venture Challenge are all great competitive opportunities. However, there are also classes that are very useful for practical application. Some classes are pure labs where you are working on essentially a consulting project. And some are a blend of classroom learning and a consulting project. For example, one of my favorite classes here was Developing New Products and Services, which had a weekly class where we learned techniques and theories, but then we did a project for a real company as well that let us practice the application and deal with the types of real issues that come up as you apply the academic lessons in a real life setting.
Jcaste -> AaronThanks to everyone for making yourselves available to questions! I'm interested in management consulting and am hoping to return to NYC after Booth. I was wondering about the relative difficulty of landing a job at a NY office versus a Chicago office.
Aaron -> JcasteHey Jcaste. I recruited for both Chicago and New York (for different firms, for personal reasons). I've found that it's pretty easy to connect with consultants in New York offices and move through the recruiting process there. While it's definitely easier to meet with Chicago-based consultants face to face, you'll have no trouble recruiting for NYC.
Ramona -> DrewHi. Could you talk a bit more about Training the Street and how that has helped you or your fellow Boothies?
Drew -> RamonaHi Ramona! Training the Street is a company that offers intensive Excel training for on the job scenarios. The programs can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. You spend time on your computer working on learning the functionality of Excel and the most useful shortcuts so that you can be effective and speedy.
Laurence -> JaniceHi! I am a recent admit to Booth. My question: For the 'Big 3' consulting firms, where do most Booth students want to be placed (Chicago, Dallas, etc) in terms of office location and what offices do they end up working out of?
Janice -> LaurenceHi Laurence, location is very student specific, but common geographies are Chicago, NY, San Francisco. Students usually submit their geographical preferences to the firms and those are taken into consideration and coupled with the needs for the various office locations.
a.tuttle -> AaronGood afternoon everyone, thanks for spending some time to answer questions today. A question specifically for Aaron but open to everyone: did you find that your boutique consulting experience (as opposed to a "bigger name" firm) was an obstacle when applying to larger firms?
Aaron -> a.tuttleNot at all. In fact, I think it was a plus, as I could show that I knew why I wanted to do consulting, and I had a lot of experiences that fit very well with what I would do at a larger firm. I think the key is to know why you want to make the transition to a larger firm and be able to explain that to firms you're recruiting with.
MM -> JaniceI have a energy background and wanted to know if consulting offers exciting career oppurtunities? would my industry knowledge be leveraged? Does Booth have an energy club?
Janice -> MMHi MM, yes, we do have an energy student group. Yes, a lot of the consulting firms do have energy practices.
Mike07 -> NataliaHi everyone. I was wondering about the recruiting process for consulting. At what point in the year does it typically start, and does this differ for internship vs. full-time recruiting?
Natalia -> Mike07Hi Mike! The recruiting process for consulting starts in the end of October for Summer Internship positions. First, consulting firms come to Booth for corporate presentations and all related recruiting events, in which you will learn more about each firm and you will start creating your network of contacts. Then, you will keep working with Career Services on your resume and preparation for interviews, as well as preparing your applications which are due mid of December. In parallel, you should start working on your strategy for case prep. Finally, after coming back from Winter Break you will start receiving invitations for interviews, which start in mid January through early February.
Lidia -> Drewwhat level of quantitative skills are expected in consulting (advanced calculus, advanced statisctics, etc.)?
Drew -> LidiaHi Lidia! The level of quant skills vary based on how specialized of a role you plan on taking. For general strategy roles, an understanding of calc and business school level stats is helpful. That being said, most of the time you wouldn't be running any super-sophisticated quant analysis, but you could very well be called on to interpret and develop an action plan based on the outputs of the analysis.
Marylynn -> JaniceHello. Thanks for speaking with us. I will be attending Booth this fall and I want to pursue a career in management consulting. I've found some pre-mba bootcamp/networking opportunties with top management consulting firms. Do you recommend pursuing those opportuntites before starting at Booth?
Janice -> MarylynnHi Marylynn, congratulations. We're looking forward to seeing you in the fall. Pre-MBA networking opportunities are nice, but please don't feel like you have to attend those. The majority of the firms will be on-campus and you'll have ample opportunity the engage and network with them.
Alex_C. -> AaronWhat soft skills are expected for consulting candidates to know prior to the interview process? Any valued more than others?
Aaron -> Alex_C.Soft skills used by consultants include leadership experience, presentation abilities, ability to think on your feet, ability to hold a conversation, and general presence. All of these are things that you'll develop as a consultant, so recruiters are mainly looking to see if you have demonstrated them in the past or in interviews. Most important: leadership abilities and ability to hold a conversation (aka, the "airport test").
Christopher -> AaronIs it beneficial to pay for a Six Sigma certification? Do consultants use it?
Aaron -> ChristopherFor most strategy consulting firms, that's not something they are looking for. However, if you have relevant experience (e.g., in operations), then it's definitely something you can talk to or use as you focus on firms.
MacKenzie_Green -> ElspethHow do you feel your experience at Booth prepared you for consulting?
Elspeth -> MacKenzie_GreenHi MacKenzie! My experience at Booth prepared me for consulting in many ways. My coursework over the two years has certainly helped to build a strong knowledge base across a variety of different functional areas (finance, economics, operations, etc.) and has helped with regard to career preparation. The recruiting and networking opportunities at Booth have been incredible and the strong alumni network has been very valuable. I hope this answered your question!
Rajesh -> DrewHow difficult is to transition from a Software background to management consulting?
Drew -> RajeshHi Rajesh! It is not especially difficult, but it isn't as easy as some coming from a more related field. I imagine you may be lacking some business situation knowledge relative to your peers, but you're in school to learn - so you can make up for that. You may just need to prepare a little more intensely for you interviews and choose more applicable classes in your first quarter.
JY -> Kylie WI want to feel and experience the spirit and fit of Booth. Since I am in Korea, I would like to know where/how to find the chance.
Kylie W -> JYHi JY. The best ways to understand the student experience and fit of Booth are to visit campus: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/visit and to interact with students. I suggest you start with the student groups page to get a sense of the kinds of activities in which students are involved: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/student-experience/beyond-classroom/groups/
UCB2014 -> Elizabeth KDoes having previous consulting experience provide you with an advantage during the recruiting process?
Elizabeth K -> UCB2014Consulting firms are looking for skills in problem solving, analysis and ability to connect with people. I think that the only way that my previous consulting background helped was that I had an expectation of what working in client service is like and that my fit stories might have paralleled more of what the interviewers were looking for. That being said, consulting firms are looking for idea people - different perspectives are needed.
trungho -> Chris HIf I want to get to Management Consulting (MBB firms), what tracks of MBA degrees should I look for in Booth?
Chris H -> trunghoWhile I have never been inside the decision making process for a consulting firm, I really did not see any evidence that your concentrations mattered, at least in an absolute sense. The few times I was asked about concentrations, it was more in an effort to understand my decision making. So it is more important to be able to articulate why you are choosing those concentrations. Are you filling in gaps in your experience you think will help you in consulting? Are you trying to increase one of your core competencies to make it a strong competitive advantage? I was nervous about telling firms one of my main concentrations was entrepreneurship, but when I explained how I thought it would help me both immediately after business school in a consulting firm and long term with them as a partner or in my next career, I received a very positive response.
Taiwo -> DrewHi All, thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I am certainly looking forward to asking more in-person. Drew, Re 'The Street': are the self study courses free or discounted for Boothies? I am considering diving into a couple of modules prior to Day 1.
Drew -> TaiwoHi Taiwo! The I'm not familiar with the self-taught courses. However, the in person courses are offered at a discount to Booth students periodically throughout the year.
Drew_W -> DrewWhat's the best book or blog that you can recommend to show what a consulting career is really like? (I am entering the full time program this fall)
Drew -> Drew_WHi Drew_W! I found Victor Cheng's blog and books very helpful!
dphan -> Aaronhello everyone, if I want to recruit for different offices of the same consulting firm (say NY office and Singapore office), is there any stage that could be leveraged in the process, or are there two totally separate recruiting process?
Aaron -> dphanWhen you begin the recruiting process, you can definitely network with a few different offices. However, you'll ultimately be interviewing with only one office for each firm. Since it's important to get to know people from the offices you're interviewing with, you'll want to focus fairly quickly on one particular office for each firm.
alexa.bensy -> NataliaAnother question I have is about location placement. Do you tell the firms early on, say your top 3 cities, and then if you get an offer they tell you what options you have? Any insight on this would be helpful.
Natalia -> alexa.bensyHi Alexa! When you apply firms ask about your 2 to 4 location preferences, depending on the firm. Then, based on the firms' needs, your skills and experience the firm will invite you to interview with an specific office (location). So, if you get an offer it you will already know for which office it will be. Therefore, you should decide in advance what are you top preferences in terms of location, and have strong reasons why you are choosing those, and why you are the best fit for that office(s). Getting to know the people from your top offices and find how well you fit with them can help you very much in the process.
Classof2016 -> Alyssa PCan you all speak to how competitive consulting recruiting is? It seems like a very popular post-MBA option.
Alyssa P -> Classof2016Consulting recruiting is competitive but consulting companies want to hire as many MBAs as they can. It is popular, roughly a third end up going into consulting. That said, the school offers a ton of support in terms of resume prep, networking opportunities, case prep, and other workshops in order to give you the tools you need to succeed.
alexa.bensy -> JaniceHi. One thing I am wondering about is after you get an offer letter from a firm, do you have any say in terms of what industry, etc. you get to work in? I have a background in accounting / finance and currently work at a Private Equity firm, so would like to transition my background into a management consulting career that has some background in what I currently do. Thanks in advance!
Janice -> alexa.bensyHi Alexa, most firms don't really have you declare an industry preference initially as most freshly minted MBAs are more generalist. However, most firms have professional development individual for which you will be assigned so it would be up to you to let that person know if you have a huge interest in a particular industry. They will then keep that in mind when thinking aobut projects for which to staff you.
jhasiba -> Elizabeth KWhat networks and listservs should we make sure we are on to be best informed of all consulting networking opportunities?
Elizabeth K -> jhasibaThere are pre-MBA and MBA resources. Pre-MBA include opportunities posted on the Admitted Students website and any opportunities that are shared with diversity groups. While at Booth, you will get emails from Career Services with training sessions and career opportunities. Most people recruiting for consulting are also members of the Management Consulting Group, which sends weekly emails to its members with announcements about upcoming recruiting events.
Moderator -> EveryoneWe are almost half way through the chat and have had great questions so far. Please continue to submit your consulting questions! We will try to answer all of them today.
Brad_H -> JaniceWhat type of preparation does Booth offer to prospective consultants?
Janice -> Brad_HHi Brad, the management consulting student group offers a lot to its members in way of preparation and training for consulting interviews. Everything from case prep to mock interviews.
jhasiba -> Chris HCan you advise on best tactics for consulting interview prep? Also, who do you tend to do practice cases with and how often?
Chris H -> jhasibaFirst, please do not start now. You will burn out by the time interviews happen. There are prep sessions organized by the Management Consulting Group (MCG) both with second years and an outside consultant towards the end of fall quarter. Most people start their actual case prep during or just after winter break. MCG has an interview guide you receive as a member with tips, formulas and cases. There are also some published books that can augment your studying. I also made flash cards to help memorize basic concepts and formulas. But more than anything, you'll just need to practice cases. You'll want to practice with other first years, second years and eventually members of the firms. One tip I recommend is to do a few cases with people from different schools. Firms mentioned each school has its own style and I found you can learn some good habits and identify some bad ones by practicing with someone who is outside of your school's bubble. Finally, make sure you spend enough time on fit prep. Most people pour a lot of time into cases because it is a new skill and underestimate how important fit is.
rodrigo -> Elizabeth KWhat differentiates the consulting club at Booth from others?
Elizabeth K -> rodrigoHi Rodrigo! I can speak to the consulting club at Booth. It is called the Management Consulting Group and is run by dedicated second year co-chairs, who interface with firms to share information with its members about recruiting events. The group also provides very helpful training events to guide members through the recruiting process and prepare for interviews. Finally, the group works closely with Career Services to collaborate with events. I found the group to be very helpful and a must join to be aware of all consulting-related events.
Ron -> JaniceWhat career options are available for someone who wants to move out of consulting after certain years of service?
Janice -> RonHello Ron, people will often move into a corporate strategy roles.
Jorge_Ramirez -> AaronWhat are the common misconceptions students have about consulting going into an MBA? Is there a good book that demystifies the different consulting sectors based on industry focus and whether they focus more on strategy vs operations vs HR consulting?
Aaron -> Jorge_RamirezI think the biggest misconception is people's unrealistic expectation of consulting: you fly to exotic places, solving groundbreaking business problems, getting paid a ton, and with great work-life balance. I think consulting is an amazing career, but it's also challenging, so it's good to come into recruiting with an understanding of what the role actually looks like.

In terms of understanding the industry, I think the best thing to do is talk to people who have worked in it. After that, looking at firm websites and materials are great. There are a few books on the industry (Lords of Strategy, etc.) that can give you background, but they are definitely not necessary.
MacKenzie_Green -> ElspethI would love to hear more about consulting in luxury retail?
Elspeth -> MacKenzie_GreenHi MacKenzie, I interned for the summer at Kurt Salmon in their Retail & Consumer Products group. The group works exclusively with retail clients, but across a more broad space than luxury retail. I am fairly confident that you would find similar trends across many consulting firms. There may be a consumer or retail focused group within a firm but their work and client base will cover the larger retail space including department stores, grocery retailers, e-commerce, etc. I hope this helps clarify for you!
Mark -> JaniceAre the summer internships similar to law school in that whoever you intern with, you'll likely get an offer and work there after school? Or are the internships more to test out an industry?
Janice -> MarkHi Mark, for consulting, it is not to test out an industry. If you are fortunate to get an offer, your offer will be to return to that location for which you've interned.
N.Y._in_N.Y. -> Chris HHello everyone, I'm an attorney by training and I have been thinking about doing an MBA to broaden my career prospects. I was wondering how I may be able to leverage my legal knowledge and analytical skills in a consulting context.
Chris H -> N.Y._in_N.Y.There were multiple former lawyers in our class who got into consulting. I think in general that people make the mistake of assuming that consulting firms are looking for a very specific background. They do want to see a good resume. But they are looking much more for skill sets than a specific previous job. I would guess your logical skills, intellectual creativity and client / presentation skills would all be considered very desirable.
tfleming -> AaronDo most consulting roles require a significant amount of travel?
Aaron -> tflemingIt really depends on the firm, and even within firms, the project you're working on. Some firms (like my former employer) have almost no travel. Others have a standard four-day-a-week travel model. In others, it could be at either extreme or somewhere in the middle depending on your project. Many firms are moving to the less-intense travel model, but there is still a travel component for a lot of firms.
bankerjb -> Alyssa PI'm particularly interested in the Healthcare and Technology fields. For both internships and/or full time offers, do candidates have any influence on the projects they'll work on? Is there any way to source that during the recruiting process?
Alyssa P -> bankerjbIt really depends on the firm. Some firms have a more generalist approach and prefer you to be more flexible abut the projects you take on. Other firms encourage you to align yourself with a particular industry or function. For summer projects, it seems like firms try to place you on projects more aligned with your interests/background. Overall, throughout the recruiting process you will have an opportunity to learn more about how consulting companies structure themselves and how flexible they are to the types of projects you want to work on.
jhasiba -> Elizabeth KHow many nights a week is the average student at recruitment dinners/evening networking events for consulting during first and then second quarter?
Elizabeth K -> jhasibaIt depends on how many consulting firms you decide to recruit for and what your Plan B is. Most of the events will take place during Autumn quarter with fewer events in Winter quarter as firms will be focused on interviewing candidates then. Events will generally be on weekdays and there can be multiple firms' events in one day.
Brad_H -> DrewHow much does your GMAT score matter to consultancies? Do they look at your GMAT when recruiting for internships and jobs?
Drew -> Brad_HHi Brad! GMAT score is only one data point that the firm considers. Some firms require it on their online application, others do not. Other than that - it's hard to say.
Lidia -> Alyssa PHow much does Career Services help prepare you for case interviewing?
Alyssa P -> LidiaWhile at Booth, you will get emails from Career Services with training sessions and career opportunities. They host interview prep workshops and encourage alums to come to campus to case prep with students.
MM -> JaniceDo consulting firms typically prefer to hire younger people who are in their 20s?
Janice -> MMMM, the firms are looking for the best candidates. The average age of a Booth student is 28, but there have been students on both sides of that number who have been successful in landing a consulting job.
Dan10 -> Chris HTo what extent/in what capacity does an understanding of financial accounting and financial statement analysis help in management consulting?
Chris H -> Dan10It is useful, but far from the entire job. My study this summer did not involve any accounting. However, other classmates used the skill. Most firms are looking for people who have creative intelligence and learn quickly and apply their skills / knowledge to new problems.
Hong -> AaronHello, Could you describe the life as a consultant and the demands of the job and how to get better prepared?
Aaron -> HongWow - that is a big question. The gist of it is that strategy consultants work with businesses to help them solve the major problems they face. Typical engagements last from 2-6 months, and you'll be working with a team of coworkers and members of your client firm.

The major demands of the job are being able to think strategically and analytically, and being able to communicate your recommendations.

Nothing to prepare now. Almost all learning is on the job learning. And Booth prepares you very well to hit the ground running.
LG2016 -> NataliaHow does geographical placement work in consulting during recruiting (both internship and full-time)? If you have a strong preference or even priority to live in a particular city, for example, NYC, what is the likelihood of receiving that placement and how does the firm decide who goes where? Thanks a lot
Natalia -> LG2016Hi LG2016! If you have a strong preference for a specific location you should start your recruiting process focusing on that city or region. It is very helpful to know the people from those offices, main industries, clients, and have very strong reasons for choosing that/those office/offices.
When you apply to the consulting firms you should choose your 2 to 4 office preferences. The likelihood of receiving an interview invitation will depend on a many factors: how many people are applying to that office on an specific year, whether they know you, how well fit are you for that office (based on references of the people you met), how strong and well supported are your reasons for choosing that office, your background experience, etc.
Sakshi -> JaniceHi! Is it easier to get recruited in Chicago based consulting firms since Booth is highly respected business school in Chicago area?
Janice -> SakshiHi Sakshi, Booth is a highly respected school across the world. The firms who recruit here at Booth are looking to fill openings in their organizations across the globe, not just in their Chicago office.
dms04d -> AaronDo consulting firms take your GMAT score into account when recruiting? I'm wondering if I should spend the next few months trying to beef it up prior to fall semester.
Aaron -> dms04dFirms definitely look at your GMAT score, but it's only one data point out of many that they consider. Don't go crazy trying to boost your score, since it's only one of the many thing they look at.
DAL/DTW -> Chris HWhen you all talk about networking, booth creates formal opportunities to network with consulting companies? Is this mainly through the Management Consulting Group?
Chris H -> DAL/DTWThere's a lot of firm events on campus organized by career services. Once you meet the firms, a lot of events are organized by them and are not all on campus. That said, I would recommend joining the Management Consulting Group (MCG). It's a very useful group that helps with resume prep, case prep, networking practice and more.
Mark -> Alyssa PCan you describe a bit more about preparing for case interviews? It sounds like this is a more intense process than applying to a firm as an experienced professional. Is there a massive powerday where you case for all firms the same day?
Alyssa P -> MarkCase prep takes a few weeks and interviews take another few weeks. We advise that you do not start case prep too early or else you will be cutting into your time to network and you may burn out before your interviews even begin. There is a large management consulting conference in the winter quarter that brings together recruiters and students to prepare for cases. Overall though, the case preparation is spread across several weeks and not concentrated into just one day.
Isaac -> ElspethHello, do you have any advice for the newly admitted students who are looking to break in to consulting industry? Anything that we could/should be doing before arriving at Booth?
Elspeth -> IsaacHi Isaac! It may be beneficial to learn a bit about consulting prior to business school but I would really advise waiting until you arrive on campus to do anything. Booth's Career Services team does an incredible job once you arrive in preparing you for the recruiting and networking process. Additionally, the Management Consulting Group and second-year students are extremely helpful in preparation for interviews and guidance along the way!
MartinRod -> Elizabeth KWould one of you tell us your experience working at McK or BCG during the summer? Position, role, etc
Elizabeth K -> MartinRodHi MartinRod. I was a summer in the Business Technology Office in Chicago. I worked on a strategy study at a bank that had recently completed a merger. I learned a lot about how to problem solve with clients, communicate with senior executives and how to present ideas in a visually appealing manner. The most valuable part of my experience was the opportunity to meet fellow summers from Booth and oh her schools as well as McKinsey associates on my team and in my office. I grew a lot professionally this past summer and am very much looking forward to returning full-time.
Sakshi -> NataliaHi! Do consulting firms sponsor work visa of international students?
Natalia -> SakshiHi Sakshi! Most of the large consulting firms do sponsor Visas, but not al of them. McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, Booz, E&Y, among others hire international students for Summer Intenrships as well as for Full-Time positions.
Jcaste -> AaronHow many firms do students typically apply to for the summer internship?
Aaron -> JcasteStudents who are really interested in consulting typically apply to a wide range of firms (ballpark ~8-10). This is driven by the fact that the recruiting process is pretty competitive. Others are more focused in their recruiting, since they are looking for a specific type of consulting firm (e.g., industry-focused, boutique, function-focused, etc.).
sbahri -> JaniceWould you be able to comment on whether there are any particular consulting firms at specific locations that focus on the tech industry?
Janice -> sbahriHi Sbahri, you might want to take a look firms for which you might be interested and then look at their website for industries for which they do work and cross reference that with their office locations.
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Sakshi -> Elizabeth KI saw on the website of BCG that they ask for up to three office locations as a preference to work for. So if I get recruited in any of the consulting firms then can I relocate myself to some other country outside US? Do majority of consulting firms provide any such opportunity?
Elizabeth K -> SakshiHi Sakshi. You will need to select the office or region you would like to recruit for during the recruiting process. If you are asking if you can relocate after you've started full-time, most firms have different processes to give you opportunities to either work on a study overseas or move there for some time. It really is an exciting opportunity. If you are asking if you can recruit for overseas offices while at Booth, you can definitely do so.
MartinRod -> DrewDoes Booth offer any electives that address specific consulting skills? Ex: work planning, group facilitation, presentation skills, etc?
Drew -> MartinRodHi Martin! The skills you've listed aren't covered in dedicated classes, but most are covered in parts of the larger Booth curriculum. For example, the Business Solutions student group has first years work on consulting projects for small businesses where students practice many aspects (including presenting) of consulting jobs. Other skills are covered in any multitude of classes including Managing in Organizations, Operations, etc. And finally, most firms have very rigorous on-the-job training to make sure you're well prepared.
Mike -> Chris HWhy did each of you choose to pursue consulting? What are the most common characteristics of a consulting position that people find more appealing than the alternatives?
Chris H -> MikeWell, I can only speak for myself, but I have always loved strategy and enjoyed tackling complex and impactful problems more than constantly iterating as you tend to do in corporate roles. I also loved the opportunity to essentially continue my education by getting to work on a variety of problems in different industries and with top firms. It's going to be very challenging and a lot of work, but I appreciate those qualities and am happy to for the opportunity to accelerate my career and continue to expand my network.
sab98 -> ElspethWhat Booth classes were most useful in preparing for your summer internship (and eventual career) in consulting?
Elspeth -> sab98Hi sab98, I would agree with what Elizabeth mentioned earlier. I think Competitive Strategy, Marketing and Managerial Accounting are all great classes.
N.Y._in_N.Y. -> AaronAs MOOCs (such as Coursera) become more and more popular, what is your view of the future of a MBA education, and would you recommend one picking up essential finance skills (such as constructing DCF models etc.) from online courses?
Aaron -> N.Y._in_N.Y.For me, the biggest value of an MBA education has come from things outside the specific skills I've been taught in class. For example, developing my presentation ability, working with other highly-successful people in team settings on group projects, solving problems in experiential learning classes, and learning from my classmates. As a result, I think the MBA has a ton of value over what a MOOC could offer (caveat, I have never taken a MOOC and am clearly biased). You can feel free to try to pick up some of those skills before school, but they aren't typically necessary (you can learn them on the job or at school).
Diana -> DrewHi Drew, like Rajesh, I come from a tech background - specifically engineering. What classes would you recommend taking in the first quarter to make up for any lack in business situation knowledge?
Drew -> DianaHi Diana! I'd recommend taking Micro, Competitive Strategy, and Marketing first quarter.
janakip -> Chris HHi! I am planning to apply to Booth for MBA 2015. I do see myself going into consulting post Bschool but so far I have only worked in Industry, mainly finance/analysis. Should I plan on getting some consulting experience before I go to school?
Chris H -> janakipThere's no need to. Most people who go into consulting have no prior experience. There are some who were in it prior and are returning. But most, such as myself, are new to the industry. I would recommend taking advantage of opportunities on campus, such as the Business Solutions Group (BSG).
Mike_S -> Alyssa PWhat is the timeline for on campus recruiting for consulting firms? When does it happen over the course of the two year program? Also, how important is the summer internship with regards to a full-time offer for a job after graduation?
Alyssa P -> Mike_SThere are three phases to the consulting recruiting process: 1) Networking; 2) Case Prep; and 3) Interviewing. Networking begins end of October of your first year and can take a couple of months. The purpose of this is to get to know the firms and figure out where you will be a good fit. Case prep begins end of December/early January and can take a few weeks. Interviews follow from there and go till early February. For full-time, recruiting begins end of August and typically ends in November. Securing a summer internship with a consulting firm is a great way to land a full-time offer but it is not the only way. A lot of students, like myself, came back second year and recruited for consulting for full-time.
vsotoude -> NataliaWhat are the differences in the recruitment process of the major consulting firms for their international offices, specifically for Canada. Is it possible to do the summer internship in Canada?
Natalia -> vsotoudeHi vsotoude! There are some differences in the recruiting process for the major consulting firms, although I do not know specifically the differences for Canadian offices. Usually, the main differences are regarding the interviews, which may be less or more structured (than for US offices) depending on the region or the background of the interviewer. Most of the large consulting firms have offices in Canada. So, it is a great location to choose!
LG2016 -> JaniceHow do firms evaluate you outside of from what they can glean from the face-to-face interactions and interviews at various recruiting events? Basically, what are they looking for in a resume since we won't have GPAs from Booth or too much else Booth-related to put on our resumes in the fall as first-years?
Janice -> LG2016Hello, LG2016, students are evaluated on all of those things, your interactions at events as well as how you perform during the interview. They're looking for career progression and some leadership roles on your resumes in addition to interesting personal things that give them insight into you as an individual.
Rahul -> Elizabeth KWhat do the 'top 3 consulting firms' look in candidates ? Considering that getting into them is super-competitive, are there specific profiles/ work-ex and skills they prefer ?
Elizabeth K -> RahulHi Rahul. You are correct that recruiting for consulting is competitive, particularly for the Big 3. As I mentioned above, consulting firms are looking for a variety of perspectives since consultants need to bring ideas and problem solving skills to clients. The best way to do well in the recruiting process is to be yourself, treat the recruiters and your fellow classmates like people and to prepare for interviews when the time comes. There are plenty of resources on campus, which include Career Services, the Management Consulting Group, and your fellow students, that will help you succeed. Leverage all of them while you are at Booth!
Jcaste -> AaronI'm sure this varies widely, but what sort of Plan B's do people recruiting for consulting typically have?
Aaron -> JcasteI'd say the most common area where people also recruit is corporate strategy roles with a firm, since there's a lot of overlap between what you'd do there and as a consultant. Beyond that, some people recruit for things like marketing, finance (within a company), startups (since you're driving strategy there), and a variety of other things.
Sakshi -> DrewHi everyone! Does Booth follows any cased based teaching method for students aspiring to take up career in consulting since it is known fact that consulting firms love case based teaching? How does Booth prepare students for making a career in consulting?
Drew -> SakshiHi Sakshi! Booth offers case based aspects to most classes. However, in the Booth spirit case based learning is complemented and grounded in rigorous academic thought and process.
kp -> JaniceI am a civilian pilot...Do people from this background and at 30+ are at a disadvantage for transitioning to consulting.
Janice -> kpHello KP, no, you would not be at a disadvantage as a lot of the firms have added sourcing veterans as key strategy for them.
Ravi_T -> Chris HCan people with prior experience ( Ex : IT ) switch to consulting ? How does a Booth MBA help ?
Chris H -> Ravi_TAbsolutely. Most people who go into consulting do not have a prior consulting background. Booth can help in a number of ways. First, career services can help with resume prep and meeting firms. Clubs, such as the Business Solutions Group (BSG) and Management Consulting Group(MCG), are helpful for case prep, networking help and consulting practice. Alumni are also very useful for connecting with firms and getting help from them. And finally, the classes can help you to grow certain core competencies and shore up any liabilities you have. This place was instrumental in my career transition. I really can't thank the staff, professors, alumni and my classmates enough.
Sarah_F -> ElspethHi - thank you all for your time today! I know consulting is a popular area and I'm sure not everyone can get a job with the top firms - can you provide insights on other areas you recruited for that you thought utilized and developed the same skill set as consulting (analytical, problem solving, connecting with people)?
Elspeth -> Sarah_FHi Sarah! My recruiting was broadly based because I wanted to be able to focus on the consumer/retail space but was open to a variety of roles. I considered consulting, internal strategy at different retailers and brand management. I think all of these career functions require similar skill sets to those you mentioned. Hope this helps!
Priyanka -> Alyssa PI have only worked on the technical/ project management side of healthcare. I have no business/ consulting experience. Does this put me at a disadvantage in any way? (My undergrad is in healthcare and I have an MPH)
Alyssa P -> PriyankaDefinitely not! Consulting firms don't look for a specific background. I would say that they are more interested in your passion for the work, desire to learn new things, and ability to think on your feet. These are skills that come from all kinds of backgrounds and skill sets.
Drew_W -> JaniceHave any American students recently been placed in Europe or Asia with consulting firms? (I read the career report but it does not specify the student's citizenship)
Janice -> Drew_WHi Drew, yes, US students indeed landed positions in internationals countries.
KG -> Alyssa PDo any of the speakers have healthcare and life sciences specialties??
Alyssa P -> KGI was a consultant for hospitals prior to Booth, worked at DaVita over the summer in a strategy role, and will be joining Deloitte's Healthcare practice for full-time.
DAL/DTW -> AaronAny differences between the recruitment processes at larger firms (MBB) and the smaller boutique firms?
Aaron -> DAL/DTWThe biggest difference is that smaller firms typically require a bit more legwork on your end. The biggest firms are on campus more (they have bigger budgets, more people, hire more candidates), so they are somewhat easier to network with. Smaller firms do have a presence, but it's also on you to make an effort to interact with them off campus. Particularly important is learning what the firms do and explaining why you want to work there/be a good fit. Interviews are pretty similar.
Amit -> Kylie WWhere can I find information regarding the curriculum at Booth during the course of the MBA?
Kylie W -> AmitHi there, you can find all of that information on our curriculum and concentration page here:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/academics/curriculum
hj -> Elizabeth KHi, I have a general question. I see most of you are second-year students, when will you graduate? And seems all of you have summer internships and many choose to return the firm after graduating. Is summer intern really important or mandatory?
Elizabeth K -> hjYes, we are second years and we will be graduating in June. A summer internship is not mandatory to go the firm that you may be targeting, but it was a great opportunity to get to know the firm and the people there while trying out the work. Plenty of our classmates did their internships at other firms or other industries. I suggest you think about what you would like to achieve professionally from the recruiting process both years you are at Booth and go for the plan that will help you achieve those goals.
Mark -> Chris HWhat are the top things an MBA provides for a future consultant? What are consulting firms expecting from MBAs vs. pre-MBAs?
Chris H -> MarkAdmittedly, this is a bit of a copy and paste of an earlier answer I gave, but there are a lot of ways. First, career services can help with resume prep and meeting firms. Clubs, such as the Business Solutions Group (BSG) and Management Consulting Group (MCG), are helpful for case prep, networking help and consulting practice. Alumni are also very useful for connecting with firms and getting help from them. Lab courses and competitions can give you a great opportunity to apply the academic skills you are learning to real business problems. And finally, the classes can help you to grow certain core competencies and shore up any liabilities you have. This place was instrumental in my career transition. I really can't thank the staff, professors, alumni and my classmates enough. I don't have enough experience with what the firms are looking for when they recruit non-MBAs to compare the two though, so I am sorry, but I do not have a good answer for the second part of your question.
Isha_Jindal -> AaronReally appreciate all this insight! I know Booth has non-grade disclosure. With that said, are there benefits (aside from internal satisfaction) that translate into recruiting by performing at the top of your classes?
Aaron -> Isha_JindalNot really. Doing well in class can probably help you pick up some skills that will translate well in consulting (e.g., problem-solving, working well with teams, basic finance/accounting/marketing/etc.), but there's no direct impact of your grades.
Melissa_F -> JaniceHi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. I come from an IB background in Latin America and I am evaluating a career change to consulting. Do you recommend applying to the pre-MBA programs (example: Mc Kinsey's emerging scholars program)? or is it a better option to get some recruiting prepation prior to having a first contact with the consulting companies?
Janice -> Melissa_FHello Melissa, it wouldn't hurt to apply for that program. It really is intended to be an introduction to consulting. Other firms will offer those as well in addition to them being on-campus to to speak to the consulting industry is as well. Career Services also host an event during orientation call Industry Immersion which addresses this also.
sbahri -> Elizabeth KThank you all for taking the time out to answer questions – this one is for Elizabeth. Is the recruiting process for Business Technology Office different from the General Management recruitment? Are there any specific skill sets that are more valued for such roles?
Elizabeth K -> sbahriHi there. The recruiting process was the same for BTO and Generalist. BTO does similar types of work, so there were no additional skills required, just an interest in technology.
Mark -> JaniceDo most students come into Booth pretty clear about what industry they want to go into, or are a good number of folks still in exploration phase?
Janice -> MarkHi Mark, about 75% of the students are career changers and completely in the exploratory phase which is absolutely fine.
Sean -> NataliaI currently work for a consulting firm, what benefit is there in coming back for an MBA to continue success? Have you seen past consultants come in and then go back to work for their same firm or another consulting firm?
Natalia -> SeanHi Sean! Many students go back to their previous work after finishing the MBA. You will boost your knowledge and MC related skills during these two years; something that will allow you for sure to get a better position at your previous job. Also, it is probably to soon to decide whether you are going back. You will find many opportunities to try a a different industry or firm, and then decide if you really want to return.
dphan -> AaronIs this common to recruit for both consulting and buy-side finance? Is it too heavy the work load (on average)?
Aaron -> dphanIt's not very common. While not impossible, buy-side firms (PE, hedge funds) typically recruit much later in the cycle (usually in spring), while consulting firms recruit in the winter (internships) and fall (full-time). So if you got a consulting offer, you'd have to accept or decline before you knew if you had a PE/HF offer. If you're interested in things like investment management (mutual funds, etc.), that's more possible, but not very common (less overlap with what you'd do in consulting).
jhasiba -> JaniceI am interested in both private sector general management consulting and public sector consulting. Are there top firms that focus on both?
Janice -> jhasibaHi Jhasiba, yes, you would be able to find opportunities in both.
Danielle_B -> Elizabeth KCan you talk about how you assessed whether the lifestyle of consulting (on the rd 4+ days/week) was right for you?
Elizabeth K -> Danielle_BHi Danielle. The summer internship is a great way to determine that. I appreciated the ability to split my work and personal life due to the travel schedule. In addition, my team was great at not assigning work on the weekends, so we made sure we got our work done during the week. Finally, our team held a team norms discussion at the beginning of the study to discuss what we needed to achieve work life balance. For some it was working out everyday, others it was getting in late. I found that as long as I could communicate what I wanted, the lifestyle was manageable.
MO -> JaniceIs there is a huge disparity pursuing a consulting career with the big 3 versus the specialized boutique firms?
Janice -> MOHi MO, ia large number of students will pursue the 'big 3' but not all of them will land opportunities with those 3 firms. You would do yourself a dis-service by only focusing on those 3 organizations. There are a multitude of amazing consulting firms that recruit Booth talent so your opportunities are almost endless so you shouldn't limit yourself to just those 3.
LG2016 -> Elizabeth KWhat are the most competitive cities to land consulting offers in? Are bigger cities, such as New York, typically harder to recruit for or is this balanced out by the fact that there are more openings? How do most students decide which cities to target? Is it common for students to sacrifice geographical preference in order to land with their top-choice firm?
Elizabeth K -> LG2016Students tend to recruit for cities that they have a compelling reason to be in. Competition in cities can be roughly determined by how many others schools' students are going to be recruiting for that area. In general, students are advised to select the city they want to work in, so that the messaging comes across during the recruiting process and in your interview.
eklein09 -> NataliaHow much weight do foreign language skills carry when consulting firms look at your resume?
Natalia -> eklein09Hi eklein09! It matters a lot if you are applying to international offices. Firms request you to have at least an advance level of the local language.
Mike07 -> Chris HIn your experience, have you found that recruiting for a smaller regional office of a large consulting firm (e.g., Minneapolis) is any easier or harder than targeting a large office (e.g., Chicago)?
Chris H -> Mike07Well, I wound up recruiting for San Francisco, but I also looked at Los Angeles (which is a smaller regional office for most firms, despite the size of the city). In general, it might be slightly less time consuming to recruit in Chicago, because you are meeting a lot more people from the firms who work in those offices. Recruiting for an office outside of Chicago adds one more step, as you need to schedule some additional calls and go to some additional regional events (here in Chicago, but for those parts of the country). In my experience, the firms have a minimum standard they are looking for, but want the best people. So trying to over-think office selection, either in terms of trying to game the system or worrying about it being a harder office to get into isn't worth it. The job is challenging and time consuming, so choose the city where you will be happiest. You will have to spend your spare time and recharge your batteries there. If you don't do well in the interviews, choosing what you guess to be a less demanded office will not help. If you do great in your interviews and they are out of room in an office, they will work with you on what is available and try not to lose the talent.
Drew -> EveryoneHi everyone! It was great chatting with all of you today - I hope we got a lot of your questions answered. Thanks - Drew!
Alyssa P -> EveryoneThank you for all the questions! Hope this was helpful for you. Best wishes!
Kylie W -> EveryoneThanks everyone for joining us. I enjoyed answering your questions!
Elspeth -> EveryoneThanks for your questions, I hope we were able to help! Have a great rest of the day!
Aaron -> EveryoneThanks guys - great to talk with you all today! Looking forward to meeting many of you during consulting recruiting in the future!
Elizabeth K -> EveryoneBest of luck with everything! Thanks for joining us today.
Janice -> EveryoneIt has been my pleasure connecting with you today. I wish you a wonderful summer. Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Natalia -> EveryoneThank you very much for joining the chat!!! Best luck to everyone!!!! We hope we solve most of your questions! Wish you the best!!!!
Chris H -> EveryoneIt was great chatting with everyone. Good luck to you with business school and getting into consulting.
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