I worked at McKinsey for over 6 years and was primarily based out of NYC which is the most competitive office to get into. In the last 10 years I have helped over 200 students and professionals in the United States, China, Europe, India and the UK navigate the interview process and get offers at their desired firms. While I have experience across industries, my main focus is on management consulting roles (e.g. McKinsey, Bain, BCG).
Based on your need we can cover one or more of the following in a 1 hour session
- Case Interview - this consists of a full case (45 - 50 mins) and actionable feedback on all areas that are relevant to case performance. I have a detailed rubric I used at McKinsey when interviewing and similar rubrics from Bain and BCG. I will be grading you across all of the metrics identified and at the end of the session we will have identified key strengths, opportunity areas and next steps to improve your performance.
- PEI - Often the most ignored of all interview skills. If you read reviews of people that got in to MBB they will all mention the importance of PEI especially as you progress to the later stages. I have a comprehensive guide on PEI questions and I know exactly how to work with your experiences and answers to shape them into stories that are impactful. At the end of the session you will learn how to structure your stories in a way that is relevant to the interviewer and you will do so while retaining the authenticity of yourself and your experiences.
- Drills on any identified weak area - I have many practice drills from real cases that we can do on structuring, reading and analyzing graphs, analysis (math) questions and creativity questions. The best way to improve on a skill is to practice practice practice till you get good at it and I can help you do that in the most effective way.
I will help you discover the best interview strategy for your skill set, so you can stand out and secure an offer.
Additional services that I provide
- Networking Help - I can help you use the tips and tricks in my guide and get you a referral for the role you want. We will work on crafting the best emails to send out to people and responses to get time on their calendars
- Resume & Cover Letter Reviews - I provide detailed comments and edits on your resume and cover letter offline followed by a call to go through any questions you have. This is especially helpful if you are starting your recruitment process as a great resume can open many doors, while an unpolished resume or cover letter leaves a poor first impression
-Top-rated consultant for 5+ years at McKinsey in New York, London and India
-Access to wide range of practice cases to round out your skills
-Honest, direct feedback—I respect your time and commitment
My goal is to provide more than a single one-hour interview training session—I want you to understand your path to success.
-We will tailor the session based on your development needs. Our session will end when your questions are answered and you have certain clarity on the next steps.
-We will stay in touch after the session for last minute advice, free of charge.
Each interview session consists of three parts:
- Full case interview: one to two, depending on your preparation level
- Diagnostic: feedback/discussion of your strengths and areas of weakness
- Roadmap: Conscience, follow up feedback focusing on concrete next steps
Lastly - I have helped MANY people get into MBB. Here is what some of them have to say. I can connect you to them if you want references.
“Udayan is extremely personable and helpful. In both case and PEI sessions, not only was he able to provide specific and tailored feedback, but he would help you to internalize those in a way that you are comfortable with. I used to struggle with PEI stories but his approach to the PEI provided tremendous help: it allowed me to dive deep into my stories while maintaining a clear structure. ” - McKinsey New York B.A. Offer 2021
“At the Initial stages of PEI prep, I was truly struggling to think of/ craft/ deliver my stories. Udayan helped me through every step of the way truly turning around my PEI abilities (in a very short time) and was invested in my performance throughout my interviewing process. Was able to receive an offer w/ McKinsey (feedback specifically highlighted strong PEI) and this definitely wouldn't have been possible without Udayan's coaching. Thank you so much!”
McKinsey Chicago Experienced Associate Offer 2021
“Udayan is legitimately one of the highest quality instructors I've had. Very smart, honest about weaknesses, and lots of helpful advice. I would highly recommend him to anyone interesting in management consulting.”
McKinsey New York B.A. Offer 2020
“Udayan was a crucial part to my interview process with McKinsey. He completely transformed my approach to the personal interview and enabled me to become confident and clear in my answers. He was an extremely good coach who had a great and empathetic understanding of my experiences, and was simultaneously able to help me better understand the interview structure and format. I would recommend Udayan to anyone struggling to approach the personal experience interview — he truly is an incredible coach and mentor. Thank you Udayan!”
McKinsey San Francisco Associate Offer (MBA) 2021
“Udayan is a fantastic and direct coach who can immediately hone in on consistent areas of weakness. I was skeptical of coaches in general because I did not know if I would receive advice that would translate beyond the case into future cases. Across one case prep session and two PEI sessions, Udayan was able to provide actionable feedback and follow up steps for how to improve my casing. As an experienced hire, I was able to receive an offer from McKinsey. I received feedback from my second round interviewers that each interview was excellent. It is easy to apply his coaching direction and I am sure I would not have been so polished in my final presentation without him. ”
McKinsey Greater China Office Experienced B.A. Offer 2020
“Udayan helped me finesse my casing and PEI in the span of a few sessions, which ultimately helped me land my McKinsey offer. He cut to the chase and gave actionable feedback that you could work together in the sessions and on your own. 10/10 would recommend if you want an MBB offer.”
McKinsey Atlanta Associate (ADP). Offer 2020