Friend Whose Dad Works At McKinsey Is “Also Worried” About Postgrad
Big IssuesStudent Life February 16, 2023 The New England Classic
IGNACIO HALL — As spring semester chugs along, whispers of “grad school,” “the job hunt,” and “high-yield savings accounts” have begun to haunt the dreams of seniors across campus. The daunting prospect of the real world presents a major hurdle for the Class of 2023, whose members have become accustomed to three day weekends and Tuesday night trivia.
“I am literally so afraid of postgrad,” said Nepa O’Baby (MCAS ’23). “Like I’m a Philosophy major and I never realized how hard it is to find a job that utilizes my incredibly applicable skillset. The CSOM kids really have it easy and honestly, I’m starting to regret being in MCAS.”
Upon further investigation, O’Baby’s roommate was able to shed a bit more light on the seemingly dire situation.
“Her dad is a Senior Partner at McKinsey and it makes me want to gouge my eyes out,” said Nell E. Negative (MCAS ’23). “She’s interviewed at all of the Big Four companies but also might ‘live in Paris for a few years to experience the world.’ Everything just somehow works out for her.”
O’Baby, who has been to the Turks and Caicos 14 times and spent a summer interning for former President Barack Obama, denies that her father’s position has afforded her any extra opportunities.
“Listen, I only made it to the 7th round of interviews at Deloitte, okay.” she said. “People here need to realize that networking is honestly so easy. You just ask your dad for his address book, and next thing you know you’re on the line with Bain’s Head of North American Operations. Anyone can do it.”
In a study conducted by the Classic, nearly 2 out of 3 students in MCAS have elected to abandon their field of study in favor of a lucrative consulting or finance career. O’Baby is one of many BC students on a ‘non-linear’ path to success. She offered some parting words of wisdom to those concerned about the future.
“Whenever I get really stressed about graduation I ground myself by remembering two important things,” said O’Baby. “First, everyone follows a different path in life – don’t get caught up comparing yourself to others. Second, if you don’t get a job right away, you can always go live in your summer house on Martha’s Vineyard.”