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Question: What is the best way to prepare for case interviews for management consulting jobs? My Response: There are a few things that make case interviews different than a traditional job interview. Obviously there is the case itself which is more much problem-solving and interactive than a traditional job interview. The case interview doesn’t just [...]

Question: I don’t know anyone else who is interested in case interviews and don’t have someone to practice with. How important is the role playing practice and what do you think of the mock case interview consultants and services out there? My Response: Case interview practice is important. I practiced with others. I practiced by [...]

Question: From what I have seen in your website and from having spoken to few others, I realize that its likely I might get through the first filtering process, since I have a good school name as a backup, and my academic record and extra curricular activities are not bad. That brings me to my [...]

Question: First of all thank you for all your free material which I find extremely useful. I have an interview coming up with McKinsey. Upon reading all your material, I have only one question that is really bothering me. From what I can tell, regardless of the cases we will receive and the frameworks we [...]

Question: First I would like to express my sincere thanks to the product you’ve produced and the training material you’ve provided – I have found it most beneficial. Second – I’ve read through all of your posts and FAQs, but was unable to find any relevant material on personnel with military background, and if their [...]

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 [...]

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