After graduating from Columbia with a Master's degree, I decided to take a year off due to a personal health issue in my family. Now that I'm back on the job market, I'm looking at consulting firms. I'm unable to apply through Columbia though since I am an alumnus and don't qualify for on site interviews, so I apply directly through the firms website. Does this mean that I would be a non-campus hire, not a Columbia hire? If it does, are my chances of getting an interview greatly diminished?