Consulting Case Interview Preparation Guide

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CONSULTING CASE INTERVIEW PREPARATION GUIDE
2005 - 2006 Recruiting Season -2nd EditionDecember 5, 2005

BUSINESS SCHOOL CONSULTING CLUB

© 2005 Michigan Consulting Club

Contents

Editor’s note Introduction to cases • • Administering cases Receiving cases

The case list The cases

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Editor’s Note
Dear Michigan Consulting Club Member, If you are reading this, then it is likely you are interested in pursuing a consulting career upon graduation from business school. In order to increase your familiarity with the consulting interview format, the Michigan Consulting Club has established a multilateral training program
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Before discounting questions as wrong, ask the candidate for their thinking… if it makes sense, go with it • Consider what a consultant would be looking for in the candidate • Presentation: can I put this person in front of a client? • Aptitude: Can this person accurately do the work? • Interest: Does this person like what they are doing?

After interview
• Provide feedback • This is possibly the most critical step of the case interview process • Honestly let the candidate know strengths, but more importantly areas for improvement • Without honest feedback and constructive criticism, it is very difficult to improve

With these steps in mind, you should be able to With these steps in mind, you should be able to conduct a concise and rewarding case interview. conduct a concise and rewarding case interview.
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© 2005 Michigan Consulting Club

Contents

Editor’s note Introduction to cases • • Administering cases Receiving cases

The case list The cases

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© 2005 Michigan Consulting Club

Receiving Cases
You will have a lot of instruction about general conduct and how to receive specific types of cases during the Consulting Club’s training program, however there are several things to always keep in mind to maximize the value of

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