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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. [...]

How do Management Consulting Teams Work?

Questions: How long does a typical consulting project take? How are tasks divided up between team members? How does the actual team process work? My Reply: A consulting project will typically take 1 – 6 months depending on the complexity of the problems being addressed. A fairly typical engagement team size at McKinsey was 1 [...]

Am I Too Old for Consulting?

Question: I am inquiring about what age you think any of the large consulting firms would deem too old to interview a potential candidate. I am a 39 year old physician that works in a small practice as an anesthesiologist. My business experience is limited, however I am a part owner of our 28 employee [...]

Medical Doctor Transitioning to Consulting

Question: I recently stumbled upon your website after considering pursuing a future in management consulting. I’m a medical student at the moment at a top 30 medical school, and I plan on finishing my MD in the next couple of years. I graduated with a biochemistry degree from the (Top 20 Univesity). To my knowledge, [...]

Offer from Niche Consulting Firm

I am so appreciative of  your videos and your framework.  I am a working professional and attend business school in the evening.  I interviewed with a  small  niche consulting firm and nailed the case.  I just received my offer this week and I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for  your [...]

Offer from Top 3 Consulting Firm

I found your website a few months ago when I started studying for consulting interviews. As a PhD with very few contacts in the business world, I found your videos extremely helpful. Thanks, in part, to them I recently received an offer from a big 3 consulting firm!! As requested, I have made a donation [...]

Do "Creatives" Make Good Consultants?

Question: Hi. I have a questions for you. I am currently in the process of interviewing with McKinsey. I am enjoying studying the case questions and am excited about the prospect of potentially working at McKinsey, but was made concerned by a comment that you made in your Harvard lecture videos. You stated that people [...]

Case Interview Guide - Video 12: Is Consulting Right for Me?

You would think for someone who is really fond of consulting that I would encourage everyone to pursue it. But, I actually think consulting is the wrong career profession for many people — even if they’re able to pass all the interviews. Consulting work is done in a very particular way that’s just not compatible [...]

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