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xxxx-xx/Footer -0- CONSULTING CASE INTERVIEW PREPARATION GUIDE 2006- 2007 Recruiting Season September 16, 2006 CONSULTING CLUB
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xxxx-xx/Footer -1- Editor’s note Introduction to cases Administering cases Receiving cases The cases Contents
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xxxx-xx/Footer -2- Editor’s Note Dear RSB Consulting Club Member, If you are reading this, then it is likely you are interested in a consulting career upon graduation from business school. In order to increase your familiarity with the consulting interview format, the RSB Consulting Club has established a multilateral training program focusing on the different parts of the recruiting and interviewing process. This book focuses on the ‘case-interview’ portion of the consulting interview and is to be used in conjunction with other case-oriented club training materials. The elements tested in a case interview are often core to the firms’ hiring decisions. These cases, or mini-business problems, are a glimpse into the consultant’s (and often the interviewer’s) life as they are very often taken from real client experiences. Given practice and experience, cases become a natural way of thinking about how you would structure approaches and solutions to nearly any type of problem. Along the way, we hope you will find you enjoy solving problems in this manner, and would enjoy performing this type of work for a living. In order to facilitate your preparation, your fellow club members have recorded their real-life case interview experiences and their customized frameworks and solution elements. These cases act as a strong reference point for what to expect during a consulting interview, but are in no way all encompassing. Since each case comes down to a conversation between the interviewer and the candidate, it is very plausible that one candidate could receive the same case from two different interviewers and have two very different conversations about the business problem. In fact, we encourage this. Finally, you may have noticed that you are reading this compilation in landscape format. This is intentional. Consultants think in terms of PowerPoint slides much more often than essay-style documents, and are constantly working to devise the most succinct way to illustrate and frame-out a problem, action steps, and a solution. This said, this year’s preparation guide has broken from the tradition of book-based cases by adopting PowerPoint deck-based cases. You will find this format dovetails well with how you write your notes in cases, and how you will convey information as a consultant. Good luck, and remember your fellow club members are here to help, Olivia Chen ’07 RSB Consulting Club
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xxxx-xx/Footer -4- Great case experiences are not only determined by strong candidates cranking out amazing analysis of issues and financials. The interviewer’s interaction with the candidate and ability to convey information will very easily change the style of a case.
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