case interview

MECE (Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive)

MECE is a principle used by management consulting firms to describe a way of organizing information. The MECE principle suggests that to understand and fix any large problem, you need to understand your options by sorting them into categories that are: Mutually Exclusive– Items can only fit into one category at a time and Collectively Exhaustive [...]

How to Dress for a Case Interview

Case Interview Dress Code I often get questions about the dress code in a case interview. What follows are 2 such questions and my responses. Question 1: I hope you are doing great! I cannot thank you enough for providing: The free case interview preparation videos on your blog My favorite – LOMS sessions at an affordable [...]

Monitor Deloitte 2nd Round Interview

Recently I received a question from a CaseInterview.com student about how to prepare for a 2nd round interview with Monitor Deloitte as well as how to prepare for a group interview (this student was told that their 2nd round interview would also be in the group format). My general advice is to work on improving [...]

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 [...]

Consulting Cover Letter Template & Tips to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter (2019 Update)

Between a resume and cover letter, most job applicants will tell you that the resume is more important. While your resume provides a more complete summary of your education, skills, and experiences, the cover letter also plays a very important role during the application process. Your cover letter can make a big difference when applying [...]

Case Interview Success Rates by Round

I was recently asked by a reader what the average applicant success rate is at each round in the case interview process. This is a very good question and unfortunately the answer varies quite a bit. The first step in the application process where cuts are made would be the Consulting Resume and Cover Letter [...]

Capital One Case Interview

Capital One Case Interview Question: I’ve been a member of your program for a couple weeks now and I have found your tips and advice to be extremely helpful. I also purchased your Look Over My Shoulder® program and I found it offers what no other case interview prep provider is able to offer, which is hands [...]

Good Majors for Consulting

Question: I recently stumbled on your site and wanted to ask you some questions. I was wondering exactly what impact the major I choose as an undergrad will have on my ability to get consulting interviews.  I am a bioengineering major, and have a good GPA (greater than 3.8), as well as several good leadership positions.  [...]

Case Study Interview

Question on the Case Study Interview: I just found your videos recently and felt that your videos are really helpful. I am an undergrad, majoring in Finance. I will be having case interviews with XXXX and XXXXX in December. I actually have some questions to ask you. Sometimes, when I practiced cases, I was amazed [...]

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