Consulting

This article is intended for those who have obtained an internship job offer from a strategy consulting firm. One of the goals nearly all interns have in an internship is to secure a full time job offer by the end of the internship. To assist you in this objective, it’s important to understand WHY consulting [...]

Feedback: First of all, thank you for your service that you are providing. The emails are for the most part very helpful, as is your website. However, I did just want to make one point. I find topics where new F1Ys give their “tips” on how to succeed a bit absurd. While I unfortunately haven’t [...]

Question: I am a final year student who is really passionate to work in the management consulting industry. I have really good university grades (first class expected) but my high school results are not very great. I know that most consulting firms have a higher benchmark [than the grades I received]. I seem to get [...]

Question: First off, I would like to thank you for all of your incredible resources that you offer on your site both for free and purchase. I attribute a large portion of my success to all of the knowledge that I have been fortunate enough to pick up from you – whether it was your [...]

Question: First off I want to thank you for the information available on your site. It has been extremely helpful in my attempt to learn more about the consulting industry. I have a phone interview coming up with [top consulting firm] for the Federal Management Consulting Development Program. I was wondering what your take was [...]

Question: First of all, thank you for your LOMS program! It was so helpful and really helped me to learn structuring and the language I should use during case interviews. I am currently an experienced hire with no previous experience in consulting and am looking to make a move into consulting. I have been networking [...]

Question: First of all, thanks a lot for sharing your insights and knowledge. Since I took notice of your website, I spend every possible minute to read and watch the videos! Holding a diploma in industrial engineering from a Top 3 [European] University, I am now looking for starting my career in the consulting industry. [...]

CIBs and F1Ys often ask me, “Where do brilliant insights come from?” My first reaction was… geez, that’s a good questions. I have to think about that one. Certainly at a basic level, insights come from asking the right questions to elicit the most useful data — but in my experience that’s where EXPECTED insights [...]

Lately, a number of CIBs and F1Ys have been asking me about what books I read. One of the very first business / success books I read was in 1990. (And yes, I realize this is before some of my readers were born…) At the time, it was a brand new book titled: The 7 [...]

What do McKinsey, BCG, and Bain all have in common? Other than being the employer of choice for hundreds of thousands of CIBs, they are also strategy consulting firms. It’s their focus on strategy that separates them from KPMG (operations and finance), Accenture (IT consulting primarily) and numerous other firms. Given this focus on strategy [...]

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