If you have gone through the consulting interview process and are not offered a position with your target firm, then you should find out why.
There are two reasons this is important.
Firstly, getting specific feedback on your performance is the only way you can learn and improve.
Secondly, you may discover that the firm has formed an inaccurate opinion of you. It is usually impossible to transform a rejection into an offer, but you really have nothing to lose.
If you believe that you were very close to getting an offer, then you may want to try proposing a compromise. You could offer to work for free, or on a trial basis rather than in a permanent full time position.
[For more information on consulting interviews, please download “The HUB’s Guide to Consulting Interviews“.]