2014

From Actress to BCG Consultant

I recently received this field report from an actress (now a BCG consultant), and thought you would find her suggestions useful. Success Story: I would like to update you on the seven-month journey I have recently taken, throughout which you have played an enormous role. Until 3 weeks ago, I was an actress. I’m now [...]

International Hire

Success Story: I want to thank you for your help. I did get an incredible job at a McKinsey subsidiary which specializes in one industry in particular, and finally got extended a job offer. My University is a “target school” in Mexico, so I got visits from all MBB. I passed the McKinsey and Bain [...]

From Banking to Consulting

What follows is a success story I received from a reader who successfully transitioned from banking to consulting as an experienced hire. The tips offered should be useful for those of you in similar situations. Field Report: I am writing having just signed to join McKinsey in the Fall. As you can imagine, I am [...]

How to Eliminate Stress from Your Life

I’ve spent most of my life under a lot of stress. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that stress management is a pretty big deal. In short, stress can literally kill you. In this article, I describe my theory about the underlying root cause of stress from modern day life, and suggest a [...]

McKinsey Dubai Offer

Success Story: I just received (and accepted) my offer from McKinsey in Dubai and thought I would take a minute to give credit where credit is due and perhaps ask for you advice. First off, let me say that I’m a big fan of all of your materials and I am confident that using them [...]

Improving Confidence

I recently landed a huge opportunity to interview one of the top star makers in Hollywood. His name is Roger Love, a celebrity voice coach, whose clients and students include:  Tony Robbins  Suze Orman  John Gray  Reese Witherspoon  Jeff Bridges  The Cast of Glee  Keira Knightley  Joaquin Phoenix  Mandy Moore  John Mayer  Demi Lovato  Tyra [...]

McKinsey Case Competition

Success Story: THANK YOU! I finished 1st in McKinsey Budapest’s case study competition. In the first round we had to write the PST, and 24 out of 110 students qualified to compete in the oral part, which was a presentation-only case interview (with prep time of 3 hours). This recent success reminded me how lucky [...]

MBB International Applications

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 [...]

Never Give Up

If you attempt anything meaningful or ambitious, you will eventually fall down and “fail.” The only way to avoid such failure is to not try. My former McKinsey colleague and old friend Angela Duckworth has done extensive research in this area. It turns out that the ability to persevere in the face of adversity is [...]

McKinsey Summer Internship

Success Story: Thanks to your deliveries I got the Summer Intern offer at McKinsey in Shanghai. :) Now I am really excited about the coming Mckinsey life and ambitious to make it through to a return offer for the full time job. I would love to hear any advice about how to make it happen [...]

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