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BCG Case Interviews in Europe

Following is a report from a CaseInterview.com student that was recently hired by BCG in Western Europe where he shares his experience interviewing with BCG in Europe. Student Report I recently graduated from a Western Europe University and I spent my last year in a top engineering university in (Major US City). A few days [...]

McKinsey + BCG Undergrad Consulting Offer

Below is a success story from a student that received offers from both McKinsey and BCG. The student shares her tips on how hard work and preparation are the keys to case interview success. Success Story Hi Victor! I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process [...]

Tips for Successfully Preparing for a Case Interview in a Short Time Frame

What follows is a success story from a student who received offers from McKinsey, BCG and Booz with only a limited amount of time to prepare. This student shares his preparation and experience in the case interview process. I also follow-up with some advice on the importance of developing your analytical problem solving skills. Success [...]

Importance of Communication Skills in a BCG Interview

What follows is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who received an offer from BCG in Asia. In this story the student stresses the importance of clear communication and confidence in a case interview. Just wanted to drop you a quick note. As an experienced hire that didn’t even get interview invites coming out [...]

BCG Coffee Chat

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 [...]

How BCG, Bain & the Consulting Industry Got Started

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 [...]

Each Firm's Favorite Cases

A reader sent me an email asking if there was a pattern or trend to what kind of case problems are given by each firm? So, does BCG give M&A questions while McKinsey gives business cases? My answer is the cases you get are all over the place and there’s no pattern that I’ve ever [...]

Tips for Candidate-Led Cases

Question: With only a few days to prepare for the 1st round interview with McKinsey, I listened to your material (LOMS) and was invited to the 2nd round. Now, I’m struggling with the change in the interview format (interviewer-led x candidate-led). I’m having difficulty prioritizing the areas of analysis (in the 1st round I didn’t [...]

BCG Offer Sao Paulo, Brazil

I’m from Brazil, and I was looking for a job in consulting. I had had a small internship at (Top 10 Consulting Firm), at the Strategy practice, but I was trying to get to a bigger firm (not in quantity, but in quality). After a lot of effort and study, I got accepted following my [...]

Cases for Partner-Level Hires vs Associates

Question: I am a Senior Manager at XYZ in [ABC Country] (equivalent to Manager at Bain and Associate Principal at McKinsey I think i.e. one level below partner) and have always been interested in working for Bain & Co and they have just started significant growth momentum in [ABC Country] bringing two new partners to [...]

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