I am currently a Strategy& sponsored MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, graduating class of May 2020.
Prior to joining Columbia Business School, I have been Associate at Strategy& Milan office for 3 years. During my experience at Strategy& I supported Industrial and Automotive clients in a vast array of projects, with main focus on Growth-Strategy and Customer Experience.
MY APPROACH TO CASE INTERVIEW
I am very flexible to customize the interview according to the applicant necessities. In general, I like to perform one hour (approx) interview with the following structure:
- Personal fit (15 mins) > assess the applicant's fit with consulting, the company and the industry of interest (in case of preferences)
- Case (35 mins) > perform a comprehensive case, tailored on the basis of the applicant's improvement areas, as well as his / her company and location of interest (in case of preferences)
- Debriefing (10 mins) > give a structured feedback about the fit and the case, and provide actionable advice and tips to address improvement areas
According to my experience, this resembles the typical consulting interview. Also, I believe that it is extremely helpful that the candidate gets used to mock interviews that embrace at 360° a standard consulting interview.
MBA APPLICATION PROCESS
I advice MBA applicants about application process, providing customized tips about timing, CV, essays, recommendation letters. Also, I provide guidelines about CV and essays structure and content, together with performing detailed review of drafts.