On Friday, February 11, Firsthand held its first annual MBA Virtual Career Fair. The Fair was geared toward first- and second-year MBA students looking to prepare for and find internships and full-time positions. The Fair allowed students to connect with top employers, and included a keynote speech by PrimeGenesis Chairman George Bradt; a panel event focused on ESG and ESG-related careers with consultants from Infosys, L.E.K., and McKinsey; a panel focused on international student job-search issues, and a career paths panel discussion, which featured prominent executives in the banking, tech, health care, and e-commerce sectors.
In addition, attendees had the opportunity to join a fireside chat about the all-important consulting case interview. The chat featured Kenton Kivestu, founder & CEO of RocketBlocks, and Justin Hopkins, a BCG associate and RocketBlocks expert coach.
The chat covered everything MBAs need to know about consulting case interviews, including why they're so important, how to prepare for them, and best practices for succeeding. Below, you can watch the Consulting Case Interviews Fireside Chat from our Virtual Fair in its entirety.
Later this week, we'll be posting videos of the other panels and discussions from our Fair, so check back then.
Today, we're excited to release our annual ranking of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in North America. Our Consulting Rankings highlight the best firms in dozens of categories and include the overall Top 50, the Most Prestigious Consulting Firms, the Best Boutique Consulting Firms, the Best Firms by Practice Area, and the Best Firms to Work For in key employment factors including compensation, work/life balance, corporate culture, and more.
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