Case interview results trickling in…6th update
I am going to group Yale, Princeton and Harvard undergrads here. The numbers getting invites does seem lower from last year and we have large groups of clients at each school so we are fairly certain this is representative of the broader school trend.
PhD invites also out. International office invites are through the roof. Candidates rejected in the US are flocking to foreign offices and finding it much easier to get interviews. 30% of our PhD clients followed this route.
The exception is MIT where the balance between invites for PhD’s seeking the US and foreign-offices seems to be balanced.
Booth also reporting in. Though these Skype updates on my iPad look about 24 hours old so this update is a little late.
No surprises here since Booth is traditionally a big school for hiring. That said, most of our clients did not apply to McKinsey, Bain and BCG, rather selecting just one or two and willing to take the risk of trying to secure back-up interviews later.
So far, all managed to obtain interviews.
NYU Stern also reporting in. This year we are well represented at the school in both the part-time and full-time program. The numbers seem higher than last year, and across a broad mix of students as well.
We have some fairly long-shot, at getting interviews that is, full-time clients all securing interviews. So NYU looking to have a big week on interviews.
We are still waiting to hear back from all part-time candidates.
Good luck to them on the PST scores.
Richard Ivey School of Business students have also been reporting in. The numbers are far lower in this school, since it only has about 162 students versus the +1,000 in most US programs.
That said only 2 to 3 students made McKinsey and BCG second round. 1 student is into Bain second round.
These numbers more or less mirror the interview numbers in 2012 and 2011 so no surprises here.
We have a fairly large pool of candidates interviewing at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The results of the Bain and BCG first round interviews are being released tonight.
The number of candidates getting past first round and into the next round seems to be lower than last year. That said, these early results should be taken with caution.
First, no matter how many clients we have at Ross, they are a minority and many had offers from Bain, investment banks etc going into the interviews and it is doubtful all applied themselves as diligently as they could.
Second, we have seen a spike in invites offered to our clients in other schools both on the east and west coast. So this could very well be an isolated Ross decline, or very well have something to do with the self-selection of our clients.
Three, and this is key, the decline only applies to candidates applying to US offices. Candidates applying to international offices in the Middle East and Asia, traditionally have a far higher placement, in our program at least. Once these international interviews end in about 2 to 3 weeks, the numbers could round out to equal last year.
We will update this thread as more schools and clients report in.