Management Consulting is one of the most sought-after functions for MBAs graduating from top IIMs and other business schools. Many top recruiters hire from these campuses, but the most sought-after are the MBB firms - McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. These are three of the largest and oldest management consulting firms in the world, and the most desirable for MBA graduates and alumni of India's best b-schools. So what does life as a Partner at one of the MBB firms look like? What kind of skills do Consultants need to make it right to the top as a Principal or Partner? What makes Consulting so desirable? Here's a peek into the life of a Partner and Director at one of the world's largest Consulting firms.
The following set of sessions with Seema Bansal, Partner at BCG India, were recorded during K-Cafe: Delhi Edition, which was attended by many students heading to the top IIMs. With thousands of views (and counting), Seema's talks have become a huge source of inspiration for anyone looking to make it as a Management Consultant.
After the massive success of the InsideIIM Finance Festival 2020 and on popular demand, we bring back Seema who has in store some even better insights into the world of Management Consulting! Presenting - The InsideIIM Consulting Festival 2020!
Here's what's in store for you:
5 power-packed and unmissable sessions with Seema Bansal, Partner and Director at BCG India, and Roshni Rathi, Principal at BCG India. Given below is the program outline for the Consulting Festival!
|20th July, Monday||7 PM to 8 PM||Session 1: Demystifying Consulting – What is it? Why Does It Work?|
|21st July, Tuesday||7 PM to 8 PM||Session 2: Consulting As A Career – Understanding Levels And Roles|
|22nd July, Wednesday||7 PM to 8 PM||Session 3: A Day, A Week, A Month And A Year In The Life Of A Young Consultant|
|23rd July, Thursday||7 PM to 8 PM||Session 4: Project Archetypes – One Name (‘Project’), Many Flavours|
|24th July, Friday||7 PM to 8 PM||Session 5: How To Prepare for Consulting Interviews|
|Your Instructors: Seema Bansal & Roshni Rathi|
Here's a message from Seema Bansal for you!
Wondering if these sessions will be worth it? We recommend you take a look at these recordings of sessions with Seema which are still watched by hundreds every single day!
Life As A Consultant At BCG India - Seema Bansal, Director - Social Impact Practice & IIM Calcutta Alumna
In this video, Seema Bansal Director - Social Impact Practice @BCG India & Asia Pacific, IIM C Alum tells you how to get a PPO at BCG. She tells you of the skills and attitude required to work at BCG and how BCG recruits not just from b-schools but independently as well. Questions about getting a PPO, the interview process, etc are also answered.
Seema also tells you how the life of a consultant plays out. Think consulting is an intensive job which is highly stressful? Think again. Because Seema tells you how consulting can be cool. As a certified scuba diver, a trekker who’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on her 40th birthday and who’s currently learning to play the piano and dance the salsa, Seema tells us how being a consultant can be kaafi cool!
Don't Take A Decision When You Are Feeling Low - Seema Bansal, Director - BCG & IIM Calcutta Alumna
“I had no clue what I wanted to do in life. I chose consulting because I felt I would get exposure to different projects and that would help me choose a career.”
What happens if you are low on confidence, don’t like the company you intern with, don’t get a PPO from that company and also hate your job after final placements? Find out how Seema Bansal Director - Social Impact Practice @BCG India & Asia Pacific, IIM C Alum dealt with it.
In this video, Seema talks about her journey at BCG. She talks about the travails of working in the same company for 19 years. She shares the story of how she found her passion, was instrumental in starting the social impact practice at BCG and ended up fulfilling her childhood dream of working at NCERT in Delhi. She shares how her team at BCG was instrumental in transforming public education in Haryana and other parts of India.
Why The Rat Race? You’ve Already Made It - Seema Bansal, Director - BCG & IIM C Alumna
“Use your years at the b-school to find out who you really are and what you want from life.”
Why MBA? Basically, do you want to know what it takes to make the best of your 2 years at b-school? Are you wondering what kind of a mindset leads you to that PPO? In that case, this video is a must watch for you.
In this video, Seema Bansal, Director - Social Impact Practice @BCG India & Asia Pacific, IIM Calcutta Alumna shares the secret to a successful career and life. If you’re joining a b-school just because you want a day zero job, or one of the best jobs on campus, stop and think. Do you want to be chasing day zero jobs at campus? Or would you rather figure out who you are and what you love to do? Spending 19 years at the same company, Seema has a unique insight into various career paths one can take after post graduation!