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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 [...]

How BCG, Bain & the Consulting Industry Got Started

There’s a great article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek that discusses how the global strategy consulting industry got started, why Boston Consulting Group was founded, how Bain was a spin off of BCG, and how Bain Capital was a spin off of Bain. Although the article’s title focuses on tracing the business career of Mitt Romney, candidate [...]

BCG Asia Offer

Following is a field report I received from a F1Y in Asia. Field Report: Dear Victor, Just wanted drop you a quick note. As an experienced hire that didn’t even get interview invites coming out of undergrad and periodic cold web submissions a couple years ago, I now made it to final rounds with Bain [...]

BCG Coffee Chat

Question: I am a junior at [U.S. University] and through a connection I was able to secure a “coffee chat” with a BCG Associate. In the confirmation email, it says “No need to dress up – this is an opportunity for us to get to know each other in a casual setting.” I obviously don’t [...]

McKinsey + BCG Undergrad Consulting Offer

Hi Victor! I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process of “wining and dining” me, and for a kid who has never seen any significant amount of money, it’s really exciting. I just received McKinsey’s offer, and factoring in bonuses and their generous retirement contribution, it’s [...]

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 [...]

Consulting Recruiting Tips for Non MBA's

Question: I have recently become interested in management consulting, and I realized that I’m at a disadvantaged position without an MBA degree. When I applied to grad schools, I did not realize that in the US, many companies (management consulting in this case) almost recruit exclusively from MBA or PhD programs, especially during economic downturns. [...]

Case Interview Criteria for JD, MD, PhD Candidates

Question: As I was flipping through your site and others I noticed there is not a lot of information out there on non-traditional hires, particularly J.D.s I have a BCG interview on Friday, and I was just wondering if the standards for hiring are the same as for M.B.As or if they understand there will [...]

McKinsey, BCG, Booz Offers in Asia/Pacific

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for providing your case interview study materials on-line for free access to the world. I applied to 3 selected firms that I felt a connection with (McKinsey, BCG and Booz) and received offers from each of them.  As I was about to travel overseas on volunteer work, [...]

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