Natalie Scibilia is double majoring in Business Economics and Accounting and is graduating in May 2018. After graduation, Natalie has accepted an Associate job with Boston Consulting Group in Los Angeles, CA.
What is the position you have accepted? Associate
How did you find this position? I heard about the “Big 3” from an advisor and an upperclassman when I was a freshman. I pursued the opportunity and connected with an Eller alumnus who had been recently hired and was able to tell me more about the firm and hiring process.
Tell us about the process of interviewing with this company. Since Arizona is considered a “non-target” school, I was first screened by a recruiter to ascertain my interest, preparedness, and qualifications for the job.
Upon a successful screening, the recruiter scheduled a first round Skype interview, which lasted 2 hours. It consisted of two interviews each with a behavioral and case component.
I received feedback from my first round of interviews and was invited to an in-person interview at the firm. This interview was composed of two back-to-back behavioral/case interviews with partners and I was notified of my offer later that day.
What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success securing this position? (ex. campus involvement, leadership, past internship): A familiarity with the consulting industry was essential — being a member and President of Arizona Consulting Club allowed me to learn about the consulting profession, firms’ unique cultures, and interview tactics.
Having a big name internship was also a major reason I was passed from the screening to the first round interview — I interned in Advisory at Deloitte during the summer between my junior and senior year.
What are you most looking forward to about your position/company? BCG LA has some incredible clients in the consumer goods and TMT areas, I can’t wait to work on projects that have every day impact on many Americans.
Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students? Learn everything you possibly can!