August 2014

BCG Internship Interviews

BCG Internship Success Story: Last Friday was the first round, and I was invited to the final round the same evening, which happened this Friday! Some thoughts/observations on the process below, which might be of interest to you (although I imagine you get a lot of these!) Feedback from one of the BCG interviewers after [...]

IBM Offer from Non-Target School

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 [...]

Performance, Trophies and the Goal

Many people make the mistake of confusing their performance results with the trophy and their goal. Let me explain. One of my favorite actresses is the legendary Meryl Streep. She has more Academy Award nominations than any other person in the history of planet earth — a total of 18 nominations. She was nominated for [...]

McKinsey Offer for Non-Traditional Candidate

This McKinsey F1Y’s story reminds us how important practice and prep work is in securing an offer. Success Story: I wanted to shoot you an email to let you know that I just received an offer for an Associate position with McKinsey. It was the culmination of nearly three months of near-constant preparation, not only [...]

Offer after Final Round Rejection

Success Story: I am most certain that you receive hundreds of emails from people world-wide expressing their thanks for your provision of case study materials. My email is of a similar nature. I came across your website after being unsuccessful in my final round interviews with one of the MBB firms, and receiving feedback that [...]

Prep Tips from McKinsey F1Y

This F1Y’s report of the preparation needed to secure a McKinsey offer should be useful to you. Success Story: I hope this finds you well. As cliche as this may now sound to you, I’ve been waiting to write this email to you for a while now! Keeping in line with your synthesis style, here’s [...]