I am a managerial economics major at a small liberal arts college in upstate NY. Through my internships, I developed a passion for solving business problems and want to pursue management consulting. Yet, none of MC companies recruits at my college. What step should I take? P.S. I am also an international student which makes it harder to persuade employers to hire me despite my credentials.
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Network, network, network!! This is, by far, the most important factor in getting that coveted consulting job for a major firm. That means, make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and ready to go, actively seek recruiters and (this is the most important thing!) reach out to them to ask well thought out questions. Connect with them, follow up with them. If they get to know who you are and what value you bring to the table (such as being multi-lingual or having global experience), then you can bypass a lot of the general application lines.
Emphasize that you have international experience and use it to your advantage. Do you speak another language? What major firms deal with your homeland? Explore all these possibilities and use your difference to your advantage.