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Consulting Case Study Workshop

I wanted to thank you for an exciting and informative bootcamp session this past Saturday at Rockefeller University. I've attended a couple bootcamps that aim to introduce the consulting industry to prospective applicants and yours was by far the most succinct, valuable, and fun to listen to."

Isaac, Rockefeller University student

"This program has really been illuminating in its detail and hands on approach. A lot of advice can be applied to so many situations outside the consulting industry too, which is incredibly useful in a lifehacks way."

Pavel

"Thank you so much for coming out today and giving such an amazing bootcamp! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot!"

Chang

"The presentation had super structured slides. I personally found them really helpful and I am looking forward to learning more on case Interviews. Thank you MC!"

Ming

The fit interview really helped. Very in depth!

Amanda

"I feel much more comfortable with the overall process after this bootcamp."

Priyanka

"Jenny Rae further reinforced my interest in consulting and gave me helpful tips to secure a career upon graduation."

I liked that we could see how the the answers in cases follow a very rational, easy way to group potential solutions.  I wish it was longer!  This is the first time trying to understand how solving cases work.  Before the session it was completely a black hole but now I feel confident and I really understand what I need to do to practice.

Ashley

"I had no idea what a case interview was - I do now!"

Lauren

"I loved Jenny Rae's lack of ego. The most respectable people don't rattle off their accomplishments - they don't have to."

Alex

"I am writing to thank you for your time on Thursday 23rd October at UCL. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Consulting and learnt many helpful tips in the process. You were very enthusiastic and dynamic, a change from the normal presentations given by other companies, so I would like to thank you for that! I hope to meet you again at another event in the near future."

"Received a better understanding of how the firms view the applicants"

Ryan

"I appreciated the great in-depth information and analysis, and the way it was communicated clearly."

Kevin

I really liked the business frameworks and the overview of the case interview and time pressure.  I feel more certain about what to do and the fact that I need more preparation.

Kim

I really liked reviewing more content about the case after being able to ask any Jenny Rae any questions!

Maja

"After speaking with Management Consulted on the phone, we were confident that their company would prepare the consulting club’s membership for recruiting season.   Management Consulted did not disappoint.  Our membership gained valuable insights into the resume, networking, and interview process.  Management Consulted was able to cut through the fog, stress, and questions that occur early in the recruiting process for consulting.  Our members left the presentation motivated and prepared for the journey ahead.  I would most certainly recommend Management Consulted to anyone thinking about consulting."

"Thank you very much for putting together the phenomenal boot-camp event in London this past weekend, it was everything I hoped it would be and more."

Alvin

The most helpful training I've seen to-date. It was easy to follow and well structured. Some information was a refresher, which was good.  However, I liked the depth and breadth that was covered.  Loved the interactive learning!

Tom

"I'm a young student with no previous experience with consulting. This bootcamp gave me an idea of the type of exciting problem solving and analysis that consultants take part in. I learned a lot about presenting myself in professional settings, and how to use models to do complicated problem solving under pressure."

Bryce

"I came to this not knowing much about consulting and not being interested, however, I fully intend to pursue consulting after today!"

"I chose Management Consulted because of the various options of services (ie. Bootcamps, All week sessions, etc). They were very flexible and accommodating to fit our schedule.  Jenny Rae was a great presenter and made the bootcamp funwhile still providing a valuable learning experience. A lot was covered, but the students felt they were given individual attention and were able to ask questions in a fun and interactive environment. The student experience was amazing and the students stayed engaged throughout the entire day. I would definitely have Management Consulted back."

Loved the case interview prep! I entered this session a blank slate.  Now I have some knowledge to build upon for case interviews!

Sierra

"The documents look truly amazing-your service is outstanding."

I liked the mental math part the most! Instructions on what to right down on a paper and how to break the numbers down was also super helpful.

Jonathan

Just wanted to say thank you again for the Consulting Bootcamp in London. It was a very insightful day!

Alliance Manchester MBA

"This bootcamp really helped reduce the anxiety I was feeling about jumping into case interview The entire process feels a lot more more manageable than expected. Thank you!!

Abigail

The structure of the workshop was great, very clear and very easy to follow.  It was very interesting and insightful, especially for a person who is not familiar with consulting.  I really enjoyed it.  Thank you!

Henry

I found the do's and don't's of resume and cover letter building as well as the case structure walkthrough's to be very helpful.

Lauren

I thought the case walkthroughs were great! Different from M. Cosentino's approach; much less clutter and more of a focus on communicating with the interviewer.

Raj

"I feel that I really benefited both in terms of behavioral and case interviews. I am very happy that both were emphasized. Thanks!"

Phil

"I'm seeing applications of these skills throughout my MBA career. Thanks!"

Brandon

I enjoyed the hands-on practice with partners within the session. My favorite exercise was practicing "car stories" and case breakdowns.  I was able to craft car stories in  real time during the session, one of which is brand new that I will incorporate in my next fit interview! The best take-away from the day: Ask fewer questions! I'll now be more thoughtful of quality vs. quantity.

Eryn

Very useful information, and a very clear and easy to digest style.  The content and the way it was presented far surpassed my expectations.

Mathew

I'm emailing to let you know that I've managed to secure a Business Analyst offer for McKinsey Tokyo Office! I attended the Bootcamp in London for which Jenny was teaching, received extensive help from Lisa on my cover letter through Skype and used your resources such as the Case Bank extensively to get used to the case thinking and format for different firms.So, I wanted to genuinely thank you all for your help and support. I found them all very helpful and encouraging.

Maiko

"I have been to one of your seminars on Consulting interview at McGill several weeks ago and I was utterly impressed by your presentation."

"Your sustained energy for all eight hours was refreshing and the whole thing was tremendously helpful" - Jin, Duke Undergrad

"I'm a freshman, so I came in unsure whether this would be helpful to me, but I learned a lot and I would absolutely recommend this to all freshmen."

Heidi

"Thank you for the edits and comments!  I have never experienced an edit so thorough as this one - really appreciate it."

"Powerful, great advice. Very direct and frank. Thank you!"

Anna

"By far the most engaging workshop I have been to at ASU. Great speaker, great points that are non-obvious. Thank you!"

Raj

Thank you for delivering another great workshop.

President, HBS Management Consulting Club

I never knew how many components went into a case interview or what the interviewers look for.  Thank you!!

Larissa

This was such a great introduction to interview case studies.  I feel more confident to practice future case studies.

Philippe

This is an excellent opportunity to clarify questions in a low pressure situation.

Camile

"The host was very interactive and engaging with useful and vivid examples."

Clement

I got another call this afternoon: offer from Oliver Wyman too!!! It looks like I’ve got a difficult decision ahead of me!

Stefanos, London Bootcamp Deluxer

" I enjoyed the great industry insight that Jennyrae brought as an experienced consultant and I am looking forward to the next session"

Mona Lin

I just wanted to say Saturday's bootcamp was excellent! Definitely have some more direction on my preparations now.

UCL student

"We chose Management Consulted for a Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club event because we figured Jenny Rae and the team would provide a great learning experience for our club members. Since the event was on Martin Luther King day, weren’t expecting too many people to show, but the bootcamp ended up being so well-attended that we exceeded room capacity and broke Philadelphia fire codes twice in one afternoon! Our club members found the event extremely helpful to their understanding of consulting as an industry and consulting recruiting, and we would definitely recommend Management Consulted to other university consulting organizations!"

"I loved the no bullshit straight talk. This session was great and incredibly worthwhile."

Jeremy

"I loved that today was extremely rich in knowledge - it was a very substantial presentation, with not much fluff and superfluous info that characterize a lot of other presentations."

Lauren

"Management Consulted is great because it really gives you the real perspective of what the interviewer is thinking."

" I enjoyed doing the market sizing case. Great insight into what case interviews actually are. Thank you!"

Lucy

I’ve got the offer from Strategy&!!! Thank you so much for your help throughout this process and do let me know next time you’re in the UK - beer’s on me ;)

Taki, London Bootcamp Deluxer

"The practice questions and elevator pitches really helped me to step out of my comfort zone and identify my strengths and weaknesses."

"After speaking with Management Consulted on the phone, we were confident that their company would prepare the consulting club’s membership for recruiting season.   Management Consulted did not disappoint.  Our membership gained valuable insights into the resume, networking, and interview process.  Management Consulted was able to cut through the fog, stress, and questions that occur early in the recruiting process for consulting.  Our members left the presentation motivated and prepared for the journey ahead.  I would most certainly recommend Management Consulted to anyone thinking about consulting."

I didn't even know what a case interview entailed before today, but now I can break down the anatomy!

Jason

"I had no idea what Management Consulting was before attending the workshop. I feel that this was very informative. I might possibly pursue a career in Management Consulting because of this!"

Hope

Thank you for the presentation today, I found it very informative!

Hal, Gabelli School of Business

"Thank you so much! This was immensely helpful; I knew I wanted to do consulting but had no idea how case interviews worked. Now I feel like I have a solid baseline to build off of!"

Marcus

I loved how open you were to questions!  I've been needing a jumpstart on interview and case studies and this was it!

"I was terrified of having to prepare a resume for a summer internship at a large firm such as Bain, McKinsey etc. Now I'm a lot more confident in submitting/preparing my resume."

Ling

"Thanks for a great talk today, especially for staying an extra 45 minutes to talk to us. I know it was a long day but I really appreciated the time and advise you offered. Again, I just wanted to let you know that I found your session really great!"

Benito

Loved the case studies!  Very interactive!  The day was very well structure, starting with an overview from consulting to cover letters, interviews and more.  The strategies given are very useful and relevant.  I came in wondering what the workshop would be about, but I was very happy that I attended it.  One of the most useful workshops i've been to to date. I totally loved it! No Regrets!

Lauren

"Jenny Rae's personal testimony of reality vs. what I expected the consulting industry to be was really helpful for me. Thanks for your time."

Carl

"I was at your consulting bootcamp last night at HackCville -- I really really enjoyed your presentation, it definitely helped in demystifying the consulting world for me. Thank you so much!"

Student

"Thank you for offering such an awesome program on management consulting today at Hackcville. I have attended many information sessions and consulting workshops, but never one so insightful, constructive, and frank. I wish I had learned all this a year ago!"

Student

The presenters were relaxed and engaging.  I liked the simplification of the frameworks and how well the material was presented.  Overall, really great!

Harrison

I loved the insights into various consulting companies and alternatives from each company and the classification of cases to be asked.

Peter

I loved the case interview practice: the walkthrough practice, the simulations and the frameworks overview with examples.  This was a great intro to case interviews and consulting as a first workshop!

Daren

"Thank you very much for giving us such a wonderful 8h bootcamp yesterday! It was a great eye-opening experience for me, I learned a lot. I felt more confident, as well as more determined, to pursue a career in management consulting. It's so cool!"

"The case interview walk through, scoring and solving the market sizing was great, I also found the resume construction session extremely useful as campus interviews are just around the corner. Thank you MC!"

Samantha

"Jenny was incredibly insightful and really friendly! She was bombarded with questions and answered them without judgment (I felt like I could ask anything - no stupid questions)."

Richard

"I have some great news, McKinsey have extended an offer to me, and it looks like I'll soon sign the contract and be working for them. Thought I'd drop you a line and let you know - once again thank you so much for all the help, and honestly if not for your talk at the consulting session at school, the workshop in London and the materials on Management Consulted I wouldn't be in this position."

Allen

I took your October consulting bootcamp class in London and just wanted to thank you for all of your guidance and helpful material. I just accepted an offer for a summer placement at McKinsey in London! The case study portion of the interviews was much less intimidating when I approached it with your recommended frameworks. 

"I was skeptical coming in to this session, but was quickly blown away by Jenny's enthusiasm and willingness to share useful, 'insider information.'"

Samantha

"I have been to one of your seminars on Consulting interview at McGill several weeks ago and I was utterly impressed by your presentation."

The highlight for me  was the case walkthroughs, they are great! I've read Victor Cheng's, but doing it live was better.  Also breaking down the case to it's simplest parts helped me have the realization that it's not a daunting process.

Jacob

I liked that we were actually given enough time to practice with our partner and the networking time during lunch.

Amy

"I wanted to thank you for taking the time to come and present at the Wharton Consulting Conference on Friday. Your presentation was very insightful and I learned a lot of useful information. As I said before, it was so great to finally meet you in person after watching all your Youtube videos and I appreciated your answers to my questions about introductions and business cards."

"Thank you for coming to Yale SOM. Your bootcamp was excellent and I really appreciated your straight forward style. You are the definition of efficiency!"

It was straight to the point.  Management Consulted broke down all the different parts of preparing for consulting in a simple and understandable format. Incredible session!

Ashley

Management Consulted is not a vendor – they are a true partner. It’s so easy to see that Jenny Rae loves what she does – she makes the planning process incredibly easy, and you feel like you’re speaking with an old friend. We held a bootcamp for MBA students, and they all walked away with tools to create their own consulting career path. We’re already making plans to have her back!

Thanks so much for a great day! I can't thank you and your team enough for all of your help. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Ariella, top undergrad program career counselor

"Great energy and superb insight. Loved the practical tips and tailored advice!"

LeAnn

"Consulting preparation is complicated but Jenny provided the structure to make it more efficient and funny."

Luis

"MC’s consulting interview prep course was incredible; valuable information was presented in a dynamic, engaging manner.  I feel more excited and more confident than ever about consulting and the interview process."

Bradley

"Jenny Rae's energy is unmatched!  She is a skilled teacher and mentor for students, and she will ensure that Bootcamp participants are fully prepared for the gauntlet that is internship and full-time recruiting.  Our organization chose ManagementConsulted because of its reputation as a leader in consulting recruiting preparation, and MC's bootcamp exceeded our expectations!  Working with Jenny Rae and everyone at ManagementConsulted was easy as they were very well coordinated and organized.  I would definitely recommend Management Consulted to anyone interested in recruiting, in any field, as Jenny Rae will make sure you are prepared no matter what it is that you are interested in."

"Loved the presenter! She was logical, pertinent and relevant in her speech and all presented details. She inspired quality."

Student

"I am definitely more confident after this bootcamp to apply to consulting firms."

Jessica

"The session was very informative and helpful. I learned more in 2 hours about consulting than I had ever known before. I will come back to future events."

Tiffany

"It was nice to finally meet you today. The event was damn useful. I hope you were paid good money for it. I like how you cut through the fluff and get straight to the point."  

Aamir

I loved how interactive this workshop was and really enjoyed actively solving the case and mental math with the instructor.

Brant

I loved the case exercises, they were very useful and to-the-point. The content for the whole day was structured, easy to follow and remember.  So far, this is the best session I've ever had from professionals.

Sarah

"I found the elevator pitch and interview structures really useful, and liked the pace of the session as well as practice directly after learning lessons. Overall, I thought the day was great, the instructor was engaging and I took my first steps in consulting interview prep."

Enrique

Thanks so much for the awesome edits - it definitely improved my resume a ton and made it really clear! I really appreciate it!

"Excellent preparation! I know what I need to do next!"

Moses

"Thank you.  Your interviewing prep course this weekend at Pepperdine was incredible.  I feel more excited and more confident than ever."

Mark

"I came to the same bootcamp last year. Thought it was just a revision. But I am amazed how much more insights I got today on my second time around. It is a very informative session, suitable for both entry level and more experienced consulting interviewer."

"I am writing to thank you for your time on Thursday 23rd October at UCL. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Consulting and learnt many helpful tips in the process. You were very enthusiastic and dynamic, a change from the normal presentations given by other companies, so I would like to thank you for that! I hope to meet you again at another event in the near future."

"Prior to this workshop, I had no idea where to start with practicing case studies. Bootcamp helped me find a variety of different methods to tackle many cases. The small class size, interactive environment, and Jenny's instruction made for a great day. I feel like I have the tools to begin preparing for my dream career in consulting."

Jennifer

Before today, I had low confidence on my ability to do well in a case interview. Now I feel way more prepared and my confidence is boosted!

I enjoyed the partner exercises.  Overall, the workshop is very good.  It's interesting throughout, and everything is easy to understand and follow.

Li

"I am even more excited about consulting and will seek out possible avenues to increase my skill sets to eventually be confident enough to apply for a position."

Robby

"I loved how you helped us understand the differences between lame vs. okay vs. good vs. excellent answers. Your insider perspectives on how consulting firms think were very good."

Delilah

"I wanted to thank you for taking the time to come and present at the Wharton Consulting Conference on Friday. Your presentation was very insightful and I learned a lot of useful information. As I said before, it was so great to finally meet you in person after watching all your Youtube videos and I appreciated your answers to my questions about introductions and business cards."

"I just wanted to thank you for the workshop in NYC.  It was WELL worth my time and money.  I felt like I learned so much just in one day, and I feel encouraged about the session as a good foundation going forward."

"I thought I knew a little, but I realized that practice makes perfect. Today I was made to practice on the spot and it helped me know exactly what I need to do."

" I am very impressed with the information about firms that was honestly revealed to us."

Matthew

"Thank you very much for giving us such a wonderful 8h bootcamp yesterday! It was a great eye-opening experience for me, I learned a lot. I felt more confident, as well as more determined, to pursue a career in management consulting. It's so cool!"

Thanks again for presenting Monday, we definitely weren't exaggerating when we said that was the best workshop we've attended.

I was quite oblivious to the entire case process before this workshop, so thanks for helping me get my feet under me!

Kat

I liked everything and found it really helpful. It was very personal and very detailed in what we need to focus on.  Some of it felt a little basic but it was good to know. Some of the points in the Resume/Cover Letter section were so helpful I found myself saying "Oh! I was doing it wrong all this time." I will definitely go back and check out the books, and would love to explore what else they have to offer.

Shen

"The session was very productive, helpful and I could gather up great information and tips for the current applications I am taking into consulting. Thanks for the help!"

Mario

"Thank you for coming to Yale SOM. Your bootcamp was excellent and I really appreciated your straight forward style. You are the definition of efficiency!"

The case study workshop was great.  The insights to interpreted from the math in a case was also very helpful.  This is a proper introduction to interviews and case.   Well worth it.

james

"I just wanted to thank you for the workshop in NYC.  It was WELL worth my time and money.  I felt like I learned so much just in one day, and I feel encouraged about the session as a good foundation going forward."

"I chose Management Consulted because of the various options of services (ie. Bootcamps, All week sessions, etc). They were very flexible and accommodating to fit our schedule.  Jenny Rae was a great presenter and made the bootcamp funwhile still providing a valuable learning experience. A lot was covered, but the students felt they were given individual attention and were able to ask questions in a fun and interactive environment. The student experience was amazing and the students stayed engaged throughout the entire day. I would definitely have Management Consulted back."

I really enjoyed the clear examples we were given.  I would recommend this to anyone considering management consulting, tech, or anything to do with strategy.

James

"This is what I have been looking for throughout my entire MBA, something to put it all together." - MBA Student

"An awesome day! Lots of learning....looking forward to the consulting industry and more from MC. Thank you!"



Shriya

"I am definitely more confident to apply to consulting firms now."



Sara

Just a quick note to say that I got an offer from BCG and to say thank you for all your help! I am relieved it is all over, but I think I may miss doing case practice just a tiny, tiny bit (probably because it has already been replaced with hardcore wedding admin!). Thanks again!



Aaron, Bootcamp London attendee and coaching client
This has been one of the most engaging presentations of my entire career, you should do a TED Talk! MBA Student


"This is the first time I practiced case cracking and I loved it. I will carry on practicing to develop my skills."



Florentina

Just dropping a quick line to say that I’ve got through to the final round Assessment Centres for Strategy& and OW, and they are both coming up this Friday - it’s going to be a hell of a long day, but I can’t wait for it! Thanks for the edits and the London Workshop - they’ve helped a lot!



Dear MC team,

I am very excited to announce that I have accepted an offer as Sr. Analyst with Seabury Group. As an aviation enthusiast, this airline-focused boutique firm has been my top choice all along.

I would not have been able to make it this far without the fantastic services the MC-team offered, which included a day-long Bootcamp in London back in October, the series of books, practice cases, resume and cover letter edits... MC even facilitated an interview prep session with a former Seabury consultant, Michael Hecht. THANK YOU for all the incredible support. I will continue to recommend MC to all aspiring consultants in my network.



Stephen, Cranfield University

"I had a very enjoyable day at the bootcamp and learnt a huge amount of knowledge I can use for the future."



Laila

I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to come out to the event, your input and feedback was honestly extremely helpful as someone who has been trying to read up on what these firms are really looking for at the undergraduate level. From the Bootcamp, I feel that this is truly your strong suit!

I really appreciated the amount of time you took to answer the numerous questions I had at the very end of the event. Your feedback has really helped calm many of the nerves I've had going into recruitment.



Leah, University of Southern California undergrad

"Thank you very much for your help. The documents look outstanding and I could not do it without your help.  I am motivated to do all the right things to start my professional career now!"



The first Webinar Bootcamp was truly good and I learned a lot.  

"Great case bootcamp; the interview part works for any other industry as well!"



Victor
"I want to personally thank you again for providing us with the most informative, engaging, and fun consulting information session. For someone who just found her passion and interest in consulting, this workshop served as a major stepping stone to further my professional growth in my ideal career. 

I greatly appreciate your advice on how to further improve my case interview skills and search for specific areas of internship that will establish strong foundations and contribute the necessary skill sets needed as a future IT consultant. I already started on reading your book, The Consulting Interview Bible, and am already learning so much. I will also be fully utilizing the resources provided by Management Consulted and review the bootcamp booklet repeatedly to ensure the best optimal learning results."

 

Amber

Thank you for an incredibly helpful, interesting and informative session yesterday. Much appreciated!



Sasha, top undergrad program career counselor

These management consulting case interview videos are a recording of a 1 day workshop I gave to approximately 100 Harvard Business School students. It is based on my experiences on both sides of the consulting case interview table--as an applicant and as an interviewer.

I was hired as a Business Analyst and later became an Associate for McKinsey & Company. While at McKinsey, I interviewed applicants (mostly those with PhD degrees) and found being on both sides of the table quite eye opening. I've shared my experiences and the specific techniques I used to pass 60 out of 61 cases I received as an applicant.

NOTE: These resources have been moved to the members-only section of the site. To gain free access, click here Case Interviews.

Workshop Videos

  • Video 1: Case Interview Workshop Introduction (18 min)
  • Video 2: Case Interview Basics, Case Interviewer Mindset (28 min)
  • Video 3: How to Open, Analyze and Close a Case – Part 1 (18 min)
  • Video 4: How to Open, Analyze and Close a Case – Part 2 (26 min)
  • Video 5: Matching Case Interview Questions to Problem Solving Framework (13 min)
  • Video 6: Profitability Framework Explanation & Demonstration (25 min)
  • Video 7: Business Situation Framework (35 min)
  • Video 8: How to Practice Case Interviews (10 min)
  • Video 9: Business Situation Case Demonstration (26 min)
  • Video 10: Case Interview Question& Answers (5 min)
  • Video 11: Mergers and Acquisitions Framework & Demonstration (47 min)
  • Video 12: Final Case Interview Tips & Strategic Planning For Your Career (21 min)

Workshop Handouts

  • Case Interview Workshop Slides
  • Case Interview Frameworks

NOTE: These resources have been moved to the members-only section of the site.
To gain free access, click here for videos on Case Interviews.

Dec 2, 2010

Tagged as:Case Interview Guide, case interview videos