Considering a career or internship in consulting? If so, you need to be ready for Case Interviewing. Recruiting for these types of positions is typically done in the fall and using this summer to prepare is wise.
In Case Interviewing, the candidate is given a question or problem and asked to resolve the situation on the spot. Organizations that use these questions include DaVita, Blue Canyon, McKinsey, and Bain (to name a few). These types of questions take preparation and skill. But have no fear, because we can help you get started.
To help you get started this summer, a new case question will be presented every other week, with solutions provided in the off weeks. Questions will be pulled from a number of sources, including consulting firms. Use these questions to familiarize yourself with the types of questions that are asked and how to solve them.
A couple of resources to help you study are below. Be on the lookout for mock case interviews presented by a CC alum in the fall. More information to come.
- Case in Point (you can also check one out of the career center library free of charge)
- Case Advice from David Harding, former Consultant at Bain
- Case Interview Secrets from Victor Cheng, former interviewer at McKinsey (also check out his YouTube videos)
- Vault and Spotlight on Careers (to understand the different types of consulting firms and their unique businesses)
If you have any questions about how to get started or need help mapping out a plan, please contact Stacey Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org).