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It’s hard to look past Bain, BCG, and McKinsey when it comes to consulting.
Year after year, swathes of ambitious, hungry MBA graduates enter the ranks of the Big Three consulting firms, keen for career success and the salaries consulting firms pay their incoming hires.
For those just starting out on their MBA journey, the world of consulting can seem daunting. Entering it requires downing a stress cocktail of case interview prep, networking, and extracurriculars.
Yet the Big Three continue to hire thousands of MBA consultants each year, with Bain, BCG, and McKinsey expanding MBA consultant hiring in 2021, despite the impact of COVID-19.
BusinessBecause caught up with top MBA recruiters at each of the Big Three to find out what they’re looking for from their MBA hires, and how you can stand out from the crowd.
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Thomas Nugent is the Deputy Editor for BusinessBecause, with responsibilities supporting the Editor with content and SEO strategy, alongside editorial team development.
Thomas is an experienced writer who has written articles covering business education, management, careers, and the future of work.
He launched and edits the BusinessBecause Insights series, which explores the latest research and trends from the business school classroom, drawing on the expertise of world-leading professors to inspire and inform current and future leaders. The Insights series has covered things like the sharing economy, working from home during COVID-19, the future of the office, NFTs, and ESG investing.
Thomas earned an MA in English from the University of Aberdeen before completing an MSc in Journalism at Robert Gordon University. He joined BusinessBecause in October 2017.