Getting The Interview

Question: For applicants with an MBA or advanced degree, is undergrad GPA important to put on your consulting resume? I am starting a Master’s of Int’l Business at XXXXXXXXX (A top 25 MBA program) and hoping to do a McKinsey internship next summer.  I have high test scores and, being older and wiser and with [...]

Question: I’ve found your site really useful in helping to prepare for interviews. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what interviewers are looking for when they ask you where you see yourself in x number of years from now. I’ve heard that question comes up a lot, but I really [...]

Question: Today I had 3 cases 1) profits decline cause + strategies in an insurance company 2) factory shutdown or continue in utilities 3) Increase profitability of a private bank I spend like 5 minutes in the beginning of the case to know a bit more about the background such as Internal issues (company, product), [...]

Exploding Job Offer Question: I received my first strategy consulting offer with (Name of Top 10 Firm Withheld). What is your view about this? They gave me 2 weeks to decide on this exploding offer, I have other interviews lined up as well. I was wondering, you mentioned you had many offers with the leading [...]

Question: The below case resulted in the feedback of that I am really analytical and smarter than most people in their office but too detailed approach not being able to creatively quickly change thinking on the spot, also they mentioned if something like this happens  you need to interaction with the interviewer to come to [...]

Question: Today I got rejected because they felt I got a too detailed approach, in consulting you need to be creative, out of the box and be able to quickly change and think. Could you please recommend some exercis for this or do you believe this can be trained by the practice you mentioned in [...]

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