The MMS program is a balance, with coursework, job recruiting, and other factors constantly competing as areas of focus. The hard work paid off, and I’m thrilled to have recently accepted a job in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory in Dallas, Texas. Here’s a little of how my job search went:
I networked with several people within PwC Advisory and ultimately was fortunate enough to receive a referral. From there, I was able to apply through a referral pipeline which streamlined the application process. In between each stage, I talked to as many MMS alumni who had received an offer in previous years as I could which helped me learn more about the role and the company.
Keys to Success
I could not have made it through the consulting recruiting process without the help of the Career Management Center (CMC). My career coach, Lisa, really helped me navigate the process and showed me all the case interview resources available for Fuqua students to use and prepare. Additionally, the Career Advisor for MMS (CAM) program exceeded my expectations, and the guidance from not only my CAM but also people he referred me to was instrumental in my interview preparation.
My Advice for Future MMS Students
Don’t view rejections from companies as failures, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. I was rejected from the first five companies I applied to and was just about ready to throw in the towel. However, everything happens for a reason, and once I took a deep breath and asked for help, everything changed. There are so many people at Fuqua who are willing to help you throughout this overwhelming process, and they can make all the difference!