“There seemed to be something a little bit different about MG - a way to stand out from all of the other hustle that you have to get through in order to get in front of the recruiters. The most helpful thing was the increased confidence in interviewing and knowing how to present myself and sell myself to recruiters and people in the industry. It was good to have that person on the other side of things helping me practice and learn how to position myself, which is something I never got in college. It was helpful to have structure during my program and have somebody that held me accountable and showed me skills that I didn’t think I needed when I was in my finance classes but that are actually really necessary in the business world.”
“My experience during the Accelerator was great - definitely met my expectations. I think the best part about it was that every single week I was able to speak with a dedicated personal mentor who helped me prepare. I also got homework assignments to work on more practical skills like how to do a leveraged buyout or a discounted cash flow. As far as meeting expectations, MG definitely hit the bar."
“I had a great experience during the Accelerator. One thing I really liked about the MG program is that I was doing it during my senior year when I also had my senior thesis and it was manageable. It was all online and I didn’t have to necessarily drive anywhere or go to different meetings. I really enjoyed the case prep and the 1-on-1 coach that who was really able to identify where I could improve. MG is a great investment if you’re willing to put in the time. If you really take the time to do the activities and meet with your coach and make sure you’re giving a deep dive analysis of the cases then you’ll really really benefit. I had no previous exposure to the consulting industry and just through MG and meeting people in the network I was able to get my offer at Deloitte."
“One of the things that was most helpful for me was having a 1-on-1mentor who was really effective at meeting me where I was, helping me understand that recruiting doesn’t have to be as stressful as we might think, and learning to slow down and to be myself. At the end of the day, being yourself is everything. I graduated with a wide-ranging view of the consulting industry and an appreciation for all the ins and outs of the industry."
“The most helpful part of the MG Accelerator for me was gaining the confidence to speak comfortably about the finance industry as well as a refined appreciation for the specific technical skills that I’d need to work in the space.”
“I think the Accelerator has some excellent resources, especially for a freshman or sophomore. You start to think deeper about what you can offer a company - how to know your strengths and how to tell them as a story."
“I applied to MG because I wanted to upplement my regular preparation for interviews with consulting firms and different financial services companies, someone that could guide me and give me tips on, for example, interviews, resume writing, and general recruiting. I was able to meet different professionals who gave great insight on their careers and genuine feedback. The most helpful thing was the network MG provided me and the people who were there to help me along the way."
“I applied to MG because representatives at Deloitte encouraged me to apply to boost my experience with consulting and prepare for interviews. My experience during the Accelerator was probably different from my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was far more individual and customized than I’d thought, and that the team at MG was really invested in my success. I think what was most helpful was the 1-on-1 conversations because my coach was very supportive with interview prep (case + behavioral) and I learned a lot from hearing her experience in consulting."
“Before MG, I didn’t have any clear direction or path as far as my career options. I kinda knew a little about the finance careers out there but there wasn’t a guided process where I could directly interact with industry experts and figure out what I’m good at and what job ultimately fits me the best. MG felt like a small and relatively new startup so I didn’t really know what to expect, but having gone through, I can honestly say I’m glad to have had the opportunity to go through the Accelerator."
“I didn’t have much familiarity with recruiting before going through ModernGuild. I applied because I thought it would help me freshen up some of my basics and ultimately be in a position to have an interview with Citi. It was a lot more informative than I even originally thought it would be. The most valuable part for me was the weekly meetings with my mentor where I went through my assignments and talked about my experience in recruiting. I learned a lot about interviewing - how to see through their eyes and how to present myself as an attractive candidate. It’s a great way to learn the basics, or refresh them and connect with great job opportunities."
“I applied to MG because I didn’t feel like I had gotten what I needed out of other training programs and so I thought doing this would help prepare me for case interviews and cement my desire to go into consulting after school. The most valuable takeaway for me was developing my own self-awareness. It’s often understated, but being aware of yourself and how others perceive you and how you communicate your value and ultimately selling points to others and to your teammates is essential. I don’t think I would’ve anywhere near prepared as I was going into interviews without MG.”
“Before MG, I didn’t really know what I was looking for and didn’t know much about the consulting industry. MG really helped me figure out what I wanted to do. I decided to apply for MG because I thought it was a unique experience, especially with the 1-on-1 coach, that was something I couldn’t get anywhere else. Being able to practice with people in the industry who weren't biased or affiliated with any of the companies I was applying to really helped. I would recommend MG to anyone who is the least bit interested in consulting. You really get a taste for what gets done in the industry."
“Before MG, I found it very difficult to make a real connection with the people that I met at the networking events because I didn’t really have any training or formalized way of knowing what it is that they were. MG is very different from other programs because it not only guarantees you an interview, but it also offers lots of preparation and training along the way to that interview. When I first started the program, I didn’t really have much knowledge or know what I was talking about, but coming out, I was able to really express why I was interested in doing banking and how to back it up with my knowledge - that’s something I take with me every time I explain why I’m pursuing a career in banking."
“For me, the most helpful thing was getting matched with a mentor who could help me with the little details, somebody who worked with me through my resume and my cover letters and to figure out the important things to highlight and to focus on. The details that I wouldn’t have paid attention to if a mentor hadn’t pointed them out to me. I think if you’re someone who’s interested in consulting, a program like MG really helps. One of the best things that they did for me was to put me in a network of other consultants, people who could tell me about the work they do and in turn, people I could tell about my life story, things they might not immediately see on my resume. Without that sort of introduction between me and the other consultants I think part of my story would not have been carried forward."
"MG did a great job training me and preparing me for everything, especially the behavioral and consulting training. Not only was the program thorough in preparing me for the technical part of the interview, but all the extra talks and sessions gave me more industry insight. The MG Accelerator made me feel comfortable when I went in for my interviews."
"The accelerator gives you an insight into real world practices in finance and lets you apply concepts you learn in the class and the four week program through tailored assignments. The one-on-one conversations with my mentor was the most valuable aspect of it, since I got real time feedback and the opportunity to ask questions right away."
"Although I received a finance education through many of my college classes, my career coach gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed in the interview process. Aside from clarifying technical questions, she was a huge support system, and for that I am unceasingly appreciative!"
"My experience with Modern Guild was very enjoyable and packed with useful information. It's a unique experience that allowed me to gain great insight, advice, and preparation for a consulting interview and career. The MG Accelerator program gives you the necessary tools to demonstrate substantial growth in just 5 weeks, while also providing you with the opportunity to expand your professional network. If you have a genuine interest in consulting or finance and need to polish your hard and soft skills, the MG Accelerator is definitely the program for you."
"The MG Accelerator boosted my technical skills and strengthened my ability to communicate ideas clearly -- it definitely gave me an huge advantage during the recruiting process and helped me get my job at Citi."
"The accelerator and the conversations it fostered with my mentor helped to demystify the recruiting process and allowed me to gain a better understanding of what field would be the best fit for me. The feedback given by my mentor throughout the accelerator helped me to better hone in on what my interview strengths and weaknesses allowing me to go into interviews with confidence and poise."
"I participated in the MG Finance Accelerator program which consisted of relevant interview preparation, review of completed assignments with my assigned coach, and webinars that detailed the company's expectations during the interview. The interaction with my coach was most helpful because I was able to practice presenting assignments and answering behavioral as well as fit based interview questions, receive feedback and learn how to improve on my performance. I would certainly recommend the MG Accelerator as I had a very beneficial experience overall."
"I applied to the Finance Accelerator program with no economics or finance background, I only had strong interest in pursuing a career in the field. I found the content extremely relevant and my mentors were not only very friendly and knowledgeable, but also sincerely invested in my progress as a future job candidate. I thoroughly enjoyed the mock interviews and mentor sessions and have applied my experiences from the program throughout the application and interview process since the summer."
"MG to me wasn't just a consulting case preparation program. During the program, I received a mentor who was genuinely committed and interested in my success. I would definitely recommend MG to every student who wants to enter the consulting world, and I promise you whatever level you are at you will learn something."
"One of the greatest advantages of participating in MG was access to career coaches -- real-life industry professionals dedicating an hour of their time each week to sharing their experiences in the workplace, answering your questions about networking, and helping you prepare for interviews. Regardless of your previous level of finance exposure, MG provides a solid foundation for basic excel, modeling, and understanding financial statements. It helps to know that while other people may be preparing on their own, MG participants have access to a wide network of coaches and resources as well as a dedicated team that works hard to organize additional coaching sessions and conference calls with current analysts. I had a great experience in the MG Accelerator and highly recommend it for any student serious about pursuing a career in finance."
"The MG Accelerator helped me gain confidence in my abilities. At first, the interviewing process can be intimidating, but with hard work and MG's guidance, I realized my potential."
"The Modern Guild Accelerator gave me all the possible resources and guidance to excel. The personal guidance and feedback from mentors with real experience in the industry, along with informative overviews of the different types of consulting, provided me with all the tools I needed to set me up for success. Getting the opportunity to talk to and get feedback from industry professionals several times a week enabled me to grow professionally and personally. I would recommend the MG Accelerator to anyone who wants to learn more about the industry and how to prepare for recruitment."
"Modern Guild was a fantastic program because it bought the best out of me. Modern Guild enhanced my creative thinking, my business acumen, and my confidence. I met and built relationships with some of the top consultants in the world because of Modern Guild. The best part about Modern Guild that they value all of their students. They pay attention to the little things and they will always go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need. They genuinely cared about my well being as well as my future post graduation. I would definitely recommend every student to participate. Modern guild has opened numerous doors for me within the consulting world. I have never been apart of a program that was so organized, efficient, and proactive. Ultimately, I loved the Modern Guild program and I am so blessed I was apart of it. Thank you MG for all of the love!!!!!"
"The MG Accelerator was extremely helpful and instrumental in preparing me for my consulting interviews. You are paired with high performing consultants that coach you through both behavioral and consulting case interviews. The one-on-one sessions are tailored towards different aspects of the consulting job application process. One of my favorite things about the Accelerator is the guaranteed 1st round interview with some of the prestigious consulting firms. As result of the skills and knowledge that I gained from MG, I received two competitive full-time offers from two of the biggest consulting firms in the world. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in a career in consulting."
"The MG Accelerator helped me market my liberal arts background to prospective employers in the consulting industry. I gained valuable insight and confidence to succeed in a case interview through the one-on-one instruction with my career coach. I received industry specifc feedback on my resume, cover letter, and overall presentation. I highly recommend the Accelerator to students of all majors!"
"My meetings with my consulting coach taught me a lot about the consulting industry and he confirmed my interest with that career path. I still keep in touch with him after the program!"
"The experience of having conversations with experienced professionals in the banking industry expedited my knowledge and understanding for financial services. My guides and mentors were there for me every step of the way, and really enabled me to take the first step to becoming a professional in the industry."
"Through ModernGuild's training I feel confident that I obtained the tools to succeed in any setting."
"I wouldn't have my internship at Citi this summer without the MG Accelerator. MG gives you access to experts in the industry who are genuinely passionate about preparing you for success. I received coaching, mentorship, and a role model in my dream industry. Thank you MG!"
"Participation in the MG accelerator put me at the center of a vast network of top students and seasoned industry professionals. My insightful mentors helped equip me with technical and professional skills that were highly sought after by employers. As a direct result of their coaching, I developed the confidence and capability to tell my story and accentuate my personal brand. I have the MG accelerator to thank for that, and I would certainly recommend it to other students interested in business."
"My experience was ModernGuild has been an eye-opening one to say the least. I have appreciated every aspect of it, from the cordial professionals that guide students every step of the way to the interactive assignments that assist in teaching students what "consulting" or "banking" really is. More importantly, it gave me the opportunity to speak to professionals in a both informal and formal settings, and made crushing my interviews effortless."
"Although I did not end up with the internship afterwards, I felt like the experience gained was truly necessary. Even beyond that, I used the resume building skills and other career prep tools to help me land an internship after ModernGuild. I would highly recommend this to anyone and particularly those who are interested in pursuing a career in corporate some day."