Cultivating a Consultant | What are the Top 5 resources that you used for your case interview prep?

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Here is the fourth video & associated commentary in our Cultivating a Consultant series.

As mentioned in the previous videos, the case interview has a very particular structure that requires lots of preparation. Students from Ivy League schools have plenty of resources available to prep for the case interviews. Also, since there are many alumni from these schools working at MBB (McKinsey, BCG, Bain), it is relatively easy to find people who are willing to advise and prep students.

Students …

By Rachid Macer
Rachid Macer Student Director, CareerEdge and Think Tank Colleague Team Rachid Macer
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Talent Tuesday: Analytical

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What do we mean by Analytical? 

The Clifton StrengthsFinder results describe this talent theme as follows; “Your Analytical theme challenges other people: “Prove it. Show me why what you are claiming is true.” In the face of this kind of questioning some will find that their brilliant theories wither and die. For you, this is precisely the point. You do not necessarily want to destroy other people’s ideas, but you do insist that their theories be sound. You see yourself …

By Caroline Gervais
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Cultivating a Consultant | What kind of feedback did you receive from people who helped you practice case interviews?

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Here is the third video in our Cultivating a Consultant series including some very helpful commentary below from Alex.  Enjoy!

As mentioned in the previous commentaries, the case interview has different components that are used to evaluate the candidate in different ways.  Although every single part of the case interview is important, the framework used to solve the case is the most important part since it is the backbone of the case.

The framework is so important because it shows …

By Rachid Macer
Rachid Macer Student Director, CareerEdge and Think Tank Colleague Team Rachid Macer
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Talent Tuesday: Adaptability

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What do we mean by Adaptability? 

The Clifton StrengthsFinder results describe this talent theme as follows; “You live in the moment. You don’t see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see it as a place that you create out of the choices that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have plans. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to …

By Caroline Gervais
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Cultivating a Consultant | How did you Prepare for the Case Interview?

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Here is the second video in our Cultivating a Consultant series as well as some accompanying commentary from Alex.  Enjoy!

One key characteristic of case interviews is that it requires a lot of preparation both on your own and with someone else. When you talk with people in consulting, you realize that there is no one person that was able to get an offer without preparing extensively for the case. In my opinion, one of the reasons that people from …

By Rachid Macer
Rachid Macer Student Director, CareerEdge and Think Tank Colleague Team Rachid Macer
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