There is usually a rush of students asking for help in August/September. It is better to get on the application and interview preparation process earlier. July is the ideal time to begin.
- Starting in August, bulge bracket firms have a "short list" of candidates to interview. Banks can fill up their entire classes by the end of the month.
- Many schools start in August and banks are busy preparing for on campus presentations. Their resume drop deadlines are also in August.
- If you wait to contact an alumni at a bank in August, chances are that you won't have time to develop that relationship for it to be an asset for you in the resume review round.
- For consulting, you need to practice, practice, practice! Case interviews test presentation skills, natural quantitative ability, and analytical skills. It takes time to develop and refine these skills.