I've been a strategy consultant for 4 years before my MBA, helping a start-up size spin-off of McKinsey in Brazil grow from less than 10 people to over 50 consultants in two continents.
Now that I'm having my MBA at London Business School and I have a offer from BCG, I'd like to share with you everything I learned from both sides of the interview.
I believe that the most important step of a case interview is clearly showing to the interviewer that you can think and approach problems in a structured manner, because, in the end of the day, they ask themselves if that person in front of they would be capable of solving a real complex problem.
Therefore, when I do cases, I like to stress this topic. Only practice can lead to perfection and during our consultation I'll give you many opportunities to explore and improve this skill.
Also, you will have the opportunity to improve all the other case interview skills and put into practice its golden rules.
To do that, I carefully prepared many cases based on my past experience to challenge you to think out of the box. They have different levels of difficulty and cover an extensive list of industries and topics, but the most important is that you will not find my cases in any case prep book.
After the interview, I'll give you a detailed feedback on all relevant points: structuring, problem solving, communication, quantitative skills and recommendation.
If it is our first meeting, please let me know exactly what you think your development areas are so we can pay special attention to it.
If we decide to do this preparation together with multiple cases, I'll be capable of monitoring your development and fix the gaps case by case to make sure that we will achieve our desired result.
Please let me know if you have any questions about me or my experience!