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Mastering the Case Interview

When learning any activity, there is a transformation that takes place as your skills improve. It is like learning to drive a car. Initially, you have to think about every little thing. Check your mirrors. Check your blindspot. Focus on where you want to go. Look out for bad drivers on the road. But somewhere in that learning process, [...]

Lessons from a Trip Around the World

I just completed a trip around the world in 27 days. After traveling 27,500 miles (approximately 44,000 km.), and through 10 airplane trips, I learned a few things that I’d like to share with you. During my trip, I held meetings with members of my Inner Circle mentorship program in Madrid, Taipei, Dubai, Beijing, and [...]

The Solution to All of Your Problems

Most people want to buy a magic pill that will solve all of your problems while you kick back on your sofa and do nothing. Lose 10 lbs over night (uh…yeah, okay.) Become a gazillionaire in 90 days. (Hmmm… I don’t think so.) “Magic pills” do not exist and never will. Most problems require at [...]

Why Your Boss has a Lower IQ than You

When you’re in school, students with the highest grades are seen as the high performers. However, something interesting happens when you get out into the workforce for a few years. You start to realize that high achievers quite often are not the smartest people in the room. For many people used to an academic environment, [...]

Networking, Practice, and Extreme Preparation

The following is a letter I received from a F1Y who took a calculated path and persisted, despite many setbacks, to reach the ultimate goal of a full time consulting position. This story highlights specific actions the F1Y took to be successful, and is an important read for anyone pursuing this same goal. Success Story: [...]

The Importance of Confidence

This success story shows how much networking and confidence can make a difference in the case interview process. Success Story: I’m a PhD student at [private U.S. university] studying [science major]. I received a job offer from BCG after 5 one-on-one interviews and I’m ecstatic!  I didn’t think I would ever have a chance to [...]

Non-Target School Applicant for Management Consulting Job

I get a lot of emails from CIBs coming out of non-target schools that ask how they can secure an interview without having a top University on their resumes. I’ve assembled a list of articles I’ve posted regarding this topic, with very useful suggestions from other candidates and my thoughts, to help you succeed if [...]

Business Experience for Consulting Interviews

Question: Recently I interviewed with McKinsey and Bain in Eastern Europe, got to the final rounds at both but did not get an offer. Especially getting rejected at Bain was devastating as it would be my dream company because of the cultural fit. My Bain interviewers encouraged me to get some more business experience, practise and reapply in 6 [...]

Applying to Consulting Firms via a Headhunter

Question: Your website is truly fantastic and helpful for anyone wishing to join the Top 3 management consultancies. I just received my candidature rejected for an interview with Bain because according to them, I don’t have the right degrees. I have a Master’s in Public Administration degree from [major U.S. State University] and a Bachelor’s [...]

MBB "High Potential" Dinners

Question: First of all, thank you so much for your amazing material.  It’s clearer and certainly more concise than Case in Point, and the fact that I can hear you explain it out loud like a professor is really crucial. Anyway, I recently won a “case competition” for [MBB firm], in which teams developed growth [...]

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