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Recently I received a question from a CaseInterview.com student who was interviewing with BCG in Africa for an associate position. His question was should he focus his case interview preparation on studying for specific types of cases based on the location of the firm he was interviewing with (i.e. since he was interviewing in Africa [...]

I received an email from a CaseInterview.com student regarding an informal or “coffee chat” she was able to secure with a BCG Associate. What the student was asking about is what is the dress code for an informal interview like this and what would be the best use of the 20 minutes or, so they [...]

Below is an email I received from a CaseInterview.com student that has final interviews with McKinsey and BCG coming up asking for advice on how to prepare for the final round and my response with the best way to prepare for MBB final round interviews. The videos you posted on your website have been very [...]

A question I am often asked is what is the difference between a BCG interview in a European office vs. a US office? My response is that the consulting case interview process in Europe is more similar than different when compared with the U.S. If you look at the many success stories, we have at [...]

I received this email from a CaseInterview.com student that recently had a final round interview with BCG and got stuck on the questions in this round. What follows is this student’s story as well as my advice on how to regain confidence before their next case interview. Student’s Story First of all, I would like [...]

I recently was sent this question from a CaseInterview.com student looking for advice on how to prepare for a Bain Written Case Interview. What follows is the student’s original question and my advice on how to prepare. Question: I’ve purchased LOMS and have just completed my first attempt at all the cases. Your best practice examples are [...]

Because McKinsey is considered one of the top strategy consulting firms in the world (if not THE top management consulting firm), it is very important to the firm that its consultants represent the firm well. It is also important to realize that McKinsey charges a premium over its competitors BCG and Bain.  To justify this [...]

My oldest daughter and I have been taking a training class together for some volunteer work we want to do together later in the year. It was the first time my teenager and I have been classmates. The class consisted of 20 students, half of which were teenagers, with the other half being people in [...]

At consulting firms like McKinsey, you will receive a personal experience interview (or McKinsey PEI). Sometimes an entire interview is devoted to these types of questions. Other times, you will receive 10 – 15 minutes of these kinds of questions before you get a case interview. The format will vary by firm, but make no [...]

There’s a great article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek that while several years old does a great job at discussing how the global strategy consulting industry got started, why Boston Consulting Group was founded, how Bain was a spinoff of BCG, and how Bain Capital was a spinoff of Bain. Although the article’s title focuses on tracing the business [...]

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