Q . What was your biggest learning on a personal level? There are good days and then there are bad days. No matter what, confidence is the key. Let the interviewer know your thought process and ask for his inputs. It is always better to have a discussion rather than an in- terview. Q. What are your expectations for the coming summer? I am hoping for a challenging and exciting role where I am given complete responsibility of the project and I get to add value to the client. I am sure I will learn a lot from the internship experience. Q. Any advice for those trying to make it? Prepare for behavioural questions, company specific questions as well. You never run out “Is there some- thing that you would like to ask me?” questions at the end of an interview. Q. What according to you makes you a good fit for consulting? I have prior consulting experience and am aware of the nuances of the industry. I am hoping my ability to structure and execute, put in the required hours and previous client handling experience will make me a good fit for the job. VISHAKHA PIPLANI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | 2016 - 18 Interning at Accenture Strategy SIPs AT XL - STUDENTS SPEAK
26 Q. What convinced you to apply for a consulting firm? Consultants are able to create huge impacts. Impact is the first word that comes to my mind when I think about my role as a consultant. Since I always wanted to take up strong roles which would also satisfy my ap- petite for high growth, I was convinced that I had to apply to a consulting firm. Q. How did you go about preparing for the process? I practiced over 60 cases in a span of about 20 days and solved cases from a host of consulting books. Solv- ing cases in groups of 3 was a great strategy too. Q. Please briefly describe the process. I had three interviews. First was a Telecom case facing declining customer base- the reason was untrained call center staff. Second was another telecom case regarding setting up an individual store, where I had to do a cost benefit analysis, The third was a cost benefit choice case between driving an uber vs working as a private driver. Q. What was your biggest learning on a personal level? My biggest learning was through my constant interaction with my buddy. I realized how important it was to understand why I want to be a consultant. Interacting with people who are currently working as a consultant helped me bridge the gap from where I am to where I want to be. Q. What are your expectations for the coming summer? I want to work on a project which helps me learn about various functions and problems faced by a typical organisation. The aim is to learn and perform my best. Q. Any advice for those trying to make it? I would suggest, be very calm and composed on your interview day, even if you cannot crack the case, one should never show it on their face. Consultants are the representatives of the firm, hence they should always display composure & confidence.
- Fall '14
- consultant, Crux, XLRI