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Question: Though my school is a top 30 b-school, none of the consulting companies recruit at our campus. I am quite interested in consulting as a career and I am currently interning with a small consulting firm in India. I have four years of experience in the field of Technology Consulting. Further, I have worked [...]

Question: I just finished an executive MBA at XXXXXXX (An Ivey League business school). I have a PhD from XXXXX XXXXXX of XXXXXX (a university in India), which is a premier research institute. I am not sure which route I must follow for McKinsey application: APD or MBA? Also my GMAT and GPA are not [...]

Question: For applicants with an MBA or advanced degree, is undergrad GPA important to put on your consulting resume? I am starting a Master’s of Int’l Business at XXXXXXXXX (A top 25 MBA program) and hoping to do a McKinsey internship next summer.  I have high test scores and, being older and wiser and with [...]

Question: Can you please give me a brief advice? I have done BA from India and MBA from XXXXXXXX University (a school I’m not familiar with), GPA:3.0; GMAT:640. I have worked for 5 years in real estate. I want to get into consulting (as I really love management consulting)- but I am not able to [...]

The ideal management consulting applicant would be Star Trek’s character “Spock”–but with people skills. The ideal consultant needs to by hyper analytical and logical. This is not to say that being an intutitive business decision maker is a bad thing (think Apple’s Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson) in life or in business. But, it is [...]

Question: I understand that McKinsey has an “offer rate” (% of applicants that are offered positions) of somewhat under 1%. In addition, I understand that the application process has three hurdles: getting the first interview, getting the second, and getting an offer. Can you give us a feel for the average applicant success rate at [...]

Question: I’ve found your site really useful in helping to prepare for interviews. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what interviewers are looking for when they ask you where you see yourself in x number of years from now. I’ve heard that question comes up a lot, but I really [...]

Question: Thanks for taking the time and effort to set up these resources for aspiring consultants! I wish I’d found the videos before! Anyway, I noticed you mentioned interviewing APD (applicants with PhD degrees) aspirants a number of times. I was wondering, in your experience, what sets apart successful APD candidates? What does McKinsey look [...]

I receive a lot of emails asking me questions about consulting and the case interview process. For awhile, I attempted to reply to each email personally and then included the more interesting questions in my case interview email newsletter. But, the email volume has finally overwhelmed my ability to respond to each question individually. While [...]

Hi my name is Victor Cheng and I recently published a case interview guide consisting of tools, frameworks and videos related to the case interview process at the major consulting firms. If you are looking for jobs in management consulting with firms like McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group, you will need to familiarize yourself [...]

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