Case interviews are a learned skill. Read ‘Case in Point’ by Mark Consentino. Then, find a partner who is also doing consulting interviews and role-play case interviews until you feel like you can have an organic conversation while solving the problems vs. doing a formulaic interview. It will be awkward at first, but stay in character and do not let each other “start over” when you get stuck. It’s better for those tough moments to happen with your friend than in the real interview.
Former Consulting Intern at The Boston Consulting Group
over 2 years ago
I noticed both during my interview and internship that Learning curve is the most important asset of any consultant so highlighting that aspect of yours will be the most beneficial thing that you can do. Firms do not expect you to have a perfect business management or economics experience but they do expect you to be the kind of a person that can learn stuff like these in a very short time period. Being a hard worker and having leadership qualities is also important, try to highlight your extracurricular leadership experiences or the times when you had to take the matters in your own hand during a class project.
Former Executive Assistant at The Boston Consulting Group
over 2 years ago
BCG is a very professional company. Dress your best and do your homework ahead of time. Get an understanding of the consulting industry and review the websites of BCG and their competitors. Consultants are recruited in a specific way and if they are not promoted after two years, they are let go. It’s an up or out system that business majors use to get training and launch their careers. Admin staff are always admin staff. They are never promoted to consultants, so growth opportunities are limited for Admin staff.