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Several years ago, I checked the course catalogs for the MBA programs at Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton. I was checking to see if they offered a class in one of the single most important skills one needs to run a company — the ability to sell. Much to my complete shock, there were none. Not [...]

Success Story: I want to take the time to express my gratitude for the materials you have posted online. I am a graduating senior at [U.S university – non-target] who has spent the past four months trying to make my way into consulting. After networking, prepping, and interviewing over a four month period, I was [...]

Question: First of all thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge over the web, it has given me the courage and confidence to challenge what I thought would be impossible. My question is about applying to multiple firms, and internationally – the process itself, advantages, and disadvantages (particularly with regards to MBB). I’m [...]

Even if you have already secured your interviews, you should still read this article, because it explains why you were selected, what biases the firms have, and what areas of concerns the firms may have that they will likely test you on during the in-person interview. In other words, what follows is an explanation of [...]

Success Story: I have had this vision for many months… writing to you about my success story just after my donation to kidpower.org. I received an offer from McKinsey / European office. I would like to thank you for the great work you are doing – it does make a difference and changes lives! Would [...]

Question: You have a great site but looks like caters to only fresh grads/MBAs! I wish I practiced cases well. McK interviewed me twice and I screwed it up both the times. I am a [U.S. University] grad (MBA), working for [tech firm] business consulting for 4 years. Now thinking of applying to other consulting [...]

Success Story: Thanks for all the help from the websites and your daily blog. As an experienced professional, the process is just the same. But for me, I had a full day of interviews and the PST (first and final rounds combined). I got the verbal job offer that evening. So just a few items [...]

This success story comes from a McKinsey new hire from a non-target school who gives tips on getting an interview, and explains how to use the 80/20 rule in case interview preparation. Success Story: First, thank you for your materials, they helped a lot in the beginning. After more than 300 hours of preparation and [...]

Question: It was really fascinating to read your today’s email about landing a McKinsey offer while coming from advertising. Because this is exactly what I’m going through now: I work in a top ad agency in [European city] and I’m in a middle of my preparation process for interviews in MBB. In case you would be so [...]

I get a lot of emails from CIBs coming out of non-target schools that ask how they can secure an interview without having a top University on their resumes. I’ve assembled a list of articles I’ve posted regarding this topic, with very useful suggestions from other candidates and my thoughts, to help you succeed if [...]

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