Former Associate Consultant Intern at Bain & Company
over 1 year ago
There are two components to the ACI interview - behavioral and case. For the behavioral part, be prepared to share details on your prior experiences, and try to connect these experiences with potential skills that the interviewer may be interested in. For example, you may want to highlight a university project you've worked on that has impacted hundreds of people below the poverty line in a developing country, and also talk about how your analytical skills contributed to the overall success of the project. Bain looks for world changers - people who not only stand out but also make an impactful contribution to their experiences. For the case interviews, you definitely want to get some practice before your interview. I'd recommend going through Victor Cheng's Case Interview Secrets to better understand the interview process, and what interviewers are looking for. Interview Math is great to brush up your math skills and has great problems that are structured just like the math in an actual interview. For actual cases, there are a lot of different case books and guides to go through. Make sure you get some in-person practice, either through the Career Center at your university or with other students preparing for cases.