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adrianwtx90
post Sep 14 2011, 04:26 PM

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QUOTE(seanwc101 @ Sep 14 2011, 05:23 PM)
I think if they say KIV, it means they politely reject your application.
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nono. there is quite a difference. depending on situation.
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post Sep 14 2011, 04:26 PM

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You can try Avanade. It is also under Accenture but more on the Microsoft Technologies.
Ms.Misao
post Sep 14 2011, 05:08 PM

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QUOTE(adrianwtx90 @ Sep 14 2011, 04:07 PM)
if you are good. they will KIV you if there is no opening.

Added on September 14, 2011, 4:09 pm
Lets say they decide to KIV, will they notify you about that? Problem is, i haven't heard anything yet except that they have received my application and will get back to me later. I'm just really curious about my application status. unsure.gif

QUOTE(crysis08 @ Sep 14 2011, 04:26 PM)
You can try Avanade. It is also under Accenture but more on the Microsoft Technologies.
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Sounds pretty good. Will check it out. smile.gif
adrianwtx90
post Sep 14 2011, 05:15 PM

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QUOTE(Ms.Misao @ Sep 14 2011, 06:08 PM)
Lets say they decide to KIV, will they notify you about that? Problem is, i haven't heard anything yet except that they have received my application and will get back to me later. I'm just really curious about my application status.  unsure.gif
Sounds pretty good. Will check it out. smile.gif
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my case was, they just say. they want to proceed me. and the feedback was good. they have openings overseas and asked if i was ok. and i rejected it. so she said to keep in touch with me. so i waited and then i approached her instead. she replied with an opening. so i dont know how to answer your question. but i would say, its a no in my case, unless you approach your recruiter. rejection would mean you need to wait 2 years. KIV. like setengah jalan lo.


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:24 pmthey hire by truck loads for technology and SI consulting. dont worry. lol. Management harder la. haha

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Ms.Misao
post Sep 14 2011, 05:36 PM

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QUOTE(adrianwtx90 @ Sep 14 2011, 05:15 PM)
my case was, they just say. they want to proceed me. and the feedback was good. they have openings overseas and asked if i was ok. and i rejected it. so she said to keep in touch with me. so i waited and then i approached her instead. she replied with an opening. so i dont know how to answer your question. but i would say, its a no in my case, unless you approach your recruiter. rejection would mean you need to wait 2 years. KIV. like setengah jalan lo.


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:24 pmthey hire by truck loads for technology and SI consulting. dont worry. lol. Management harder la. haha
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How fast did you get the reply notifying you that you could proceed? Considering that i only applied a few days ago, i guess i'll wait a little longer before i lose hope. Haha trying to be optimistic. xD

Yeah i heard the same. But i'm so much more interested in management consulting.

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adrianwtx90
post Sep 14 2011, 05:39 PM

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what specific stream of management consulting you interested in?..their strategy is hard to go in..and usually for management, they will go overseas and recruit students to come back.


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:41 pm
QUOTE(adrianwtx90 @ Sep 14 2011, 06:39 PM)
what specific stream of management consulting you interested in?..their strategy is hard to go in..and usually for management, they will go overseas and recruit students to come back.
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couldnt remember. but its not long. 1-2 weeks


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:45 pmimagine a shopping spree.LOL.they grab'em before they even graduate.

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QUOTE(adrianwtx90 @ Sep 14 2011, 05:39 PM)
what specific stream of management consulting you interested in?..their strategy is hard to go in..and usually for management, they will go overseas and recruit students to come back.


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:41 pm

couldnt remember. but its not long. 1-2 weeks


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:45 pmimagine a shopping spree.LOL.they grab'em before they even graduate.
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I'm interested in either strategy or process & innovation performance. smile.gif

Ouh ok 1-2 weeks. There's still hope. xD
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post Sep 16 2011, 06:55 PM

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QUOTE(Ms.Misao @ Sep 12 2011, 12:00 AM)
Hi i'm interested in joining a strategy/management consultancy firm. But from the posts i've read, it seems that it is nearly almost impossible for a fresh grad to enter companies like Bain, Mckinsey & BCG.

So how about Roland Berger and Accenture? Which one do i stand a better chance of getting into? I'm a fresh grad from Monash with a degree in Business & Commerce (International Business & Management major).
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Nonsense. Don't let the brand name of your school dictate which firm you could or couldn't work for.

The reason why many firms have target schools is mainly because of 2 things. Costs and familiarity. If your school churns out a big number of high calibre students a year and if your school is located close to an office, it makes sense from a financial point of view to recruit there. Secondly, because of past recruiting cycles, the people who are already working in the firm would prefer to go back to their alma mater to recruit, familiarity and ties matter. Will talk about it later. It represents a substantial cost and sometimes sunk cost to the firm if it tries a new school without knowing the result.

Manchester Business School is really a good school, it should be on par if not better than Imperial and Cass but because it's in Manchester, it doesn't get the share as those London schools. Why would any firm based in London go to Manchester to recruit when there are Cass, LBS, LSE, Imperial and other UOL colleges to recruit from? if those guys from MBS wanna work for us, let them apply on their own. The only advantage that the guys in the target schools have is that they can network and make a good first impression. However, not many do it or know how to leverage it to their advantage.

Of course, grades are important, but they are not everything. Landing a consulting job is difficult but not impossible. The levers which one must balance well to get an offer can be summarised to just 4. Networking, Passion in whatever you do, Fit and Case interviews. IMO, networking is the most important, for if one doesn't have it, one is likely going to be just a number even though if one is a good fit and excels in case interviews.




QUOTE(adrianwtx90 @ Sep 14 2011, 05:15 PM)
my case was, they just say. they want to proceed me. and the feedback was good. they have openings overseas and asked if i was ok. and i rejected it. so she said to keep in touch with me. so i waited and then i approached her instead. she replied with an opening. so i dont know how to answer your question. but i would say, its a no in my case, unless you approach your recruiter. rejection would mean you need to wait 2 years. KIV. like setengah jalan lo.


Added on September 14, 2011, 5:24 pmthey hire by truck loads for technology and SI consulting. dont worry. lol. Management harder la. haha
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You do know that travelling is an inherent part of the job. You could at times be based overseas for 6 months or a year. So if you want to be close to home, consulting probably is not the best career choice.

Management is harder because of the cases. With enough practice, it won't be hard.

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post Feb 24 2015, 09:10 PM

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QUOTE(Futurelab @ Feb 24 2015, 04:15 PM)
Hi guys,

If you are interested in finding out about the consulting industry in Malaysia, We at Futurelab are hosting an informal meet and greet this Saturday the 28th February 2015 with consultants from Accenture, BCG, Ethos and a few others.

If you are interested please sign up via this link:

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We have limited spots available (12 spaces) so sign up ASAP if you would like to attend.

To find out more about Futurelab - Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/futurelab.my

Kind Regards,
Brian @ Futurelab
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Hi Brian,

Good evening. Thanks for sharing the FB page, I have liked and followed your FB page.
Would certainly keen to know more about Futurelab, is it a headhunter firm?


Sincerely,
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bdwag88
post Jun 24 2016, 03:29 PM

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Hey guys,

I checked out www.Futurelab.my, quite an interesting concept - you guys might find it useful. Spoke to an ex PWC consultant, Accenture consultant and a guy from Ethos





Hope that helps smile.gif
Ms.Misao
post Oct 25 2017, 08:17 PM

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Well this is nostalgic. Stumbled upon this post again when i was googling for something.

And yes it's true that you do have a chance to join management consulting even if you're not from Ivy league. I ended up joining as a fresh grad and im still here to this day. Just be prepared to be resilient. Things do get tough and attrition rates can get pretty scary as most people can't handle the pressure. I can easily say 80-90% of people from my batch are gone. Good learning curve though.
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post Oct 26 2017, 06:01 AM

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QUOTE(Ms.Misao @ Oct 25 2017, 05:17 AM)
Well this is nostalgic. Stumbled upon this post again when i was googling for something.

And yes it's true that you do have a chance to join management consulting even if you're not from Ivy league. I ended up joining as a fresh grad and im still here to this day. Just be prepared to be resilient. Things do get tough and attrition rates can get pretty scary as most people can't handle the pressure. I can easily say 80-90% of people from my batch are gone. Good learning curve though.
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Mind if I ask which firm you joined as a fresh grad? Also is it true that consulting firms have a strict GPA cutoff for applicants?
96chan
post Feb 11 2019, 12:29 PM

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I've been aiming for ACN analyst intern program. Mind to share any tips for the interviewing process? What are the questions that they asked?

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lostxkitten
post Feb 11 2019, 12:32 PM

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i am fresh grad consultant (civil) but of course got senior to guide me.
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post Feb 12 2019, 01:50 AM

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QUOTE(lostxkitten @ Feb 11 2019, 12:32 PM)
i am fresh grad consultant (civil) but of course got senior to guide me.
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Nice! Are you working with ACN?
96chan
post Feb 12 2019, 01:59 AM

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QUOTE(Manada @ Feb 11 2019, 08:00 PM)
Have you applied? CV must be good yo, at least CGPA 3.3 and lots or leadership and extra co-curricular activities.

After the resume screening, there will be a phone screening, then video interview (self recorded). This is only for internship program
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I did the pymetric test. My next move is the digital interview so I hope someone can enlighten me regarding the questions asked. So far, I haven't receive any calls tho.
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post Feb 12 2019, 05:40 PM

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QUOTE(Manada @ Feb 12 2019, 11:02 AM)
> What do you know about accenture? Why you do want to work in accenture?
> How do you solve conflicts within groups? Tell us a difficult time and how you solve it?
> What is your most significant accomplishment to date and why?
> How you effectively use different communication channels and technologies to make communication more effectively within teams and with clients
The above are 70-80% correct if my memory serves me right. I did the digital interview twice. Good luck.
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I see. Mostly are behavioral questions. Thanks ya!
Ms.Misao
post Feb 16 2019, 05:45 PM

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QUOTE(seriousDn @ Oct 26 2017, 06:01 AM)
Mind if I ask which firm you joined as a fresh grad? Also is it true that consulting firms have a strict GPA cutoff for applicants?
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QUOTE(Manada @ Feb 11 2019, 07:58 PM)
Which company? Gimme some hints
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Well when i first joined as fresh grad it was HR consulting firm. Starts with a "W". Now i'm in Management Consulting. Starts with an "A" smile.gif

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