Thanks to PrepLounge I landed job offers from both McKinsey and BCG. Before I was introduced to PrepLounge I read 2 Case Books in order to understand the interview and selection process better. But just with the help of PrepLounge I was able to transfer the theory into practise by doing live case interviews with different case partners and watching PrepLounge videos. What helped me most was the Prep4Success coaching program. Due to the individual feedback of the expert I was able to work on precise weaknesses and I gained confidence with every practise interview I did.
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I am glad to write you my story. I have started studying for case interviews in June during my last year of MSc and I have read the 3 best-known books for cases preparation. By the way books are not enough to crack a case, so I failed my first interview with a MBB even though I have practiced with a couple of friends. Using PrepLounge I have had the opportunity not only to refine my frameworks but also to apply them in tough cases, gaining insights from valuable candidates and skilled trainers.
Conclusion: I got 4 offers and I chose Bain. Thank you for the support!
I've received an offer from a MBB in Canada after a short, intensive and ultimately successful prep session with PrepLounge.
After going through some theoretical material on my own, I knew I needed live case cracking sessions but didn't have the partners to practice with... PrepLounge gave me access to a fantastic network of qualified candidates that helped me get interview ready in a matter of weeks and land an offer. Case partners not only fined tuned my case cracking skills but also shared their interview experience and tips. Some had already passed first rounds at the same firm I would be interviewing with! Couldn't have made it without PrepLounge!
I got into Mckinsey and will be starting soon.
I'm sending this email to thank you and underline how good your platform is.
I really made it thanks to Preplounge and I mean it. Coming from an IB background I did not know what cases were about and how to start. YouTube videos, being the interviewer and then doing back to backs with people all around the world was the best preparation I could possibly have.
Thanks PrepLounge for supporting a board to find interview practice partners and valuable cases! I finally got an offer at one of the top firms and I recommend everybody to use PrepLounge extremely intensive.
And do not forget: There is also a personal fit part next to the cases that needs a lot of preparation. Therefore, the PrepLounge advice on personal fit interview helped me a lot.
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Dear all, preplounge has been my most important tool for my interview preparations. Thanks to my extensive preparations on preplounge and approximately 70 meetings, I achieved to receive offers from McKinsey&Company, Bain&Company, Roland Berger and Monitor Deloitte. In my opinion, there is no substitute to practicing actual interviews with peers. Books can only give you theoretical background knowledge that might be useful. Cheers, Florian
I can say with 100% conviction that I would not have even passed Round 1 let alone get an offer from BCG without PrepLounge. As this is my 2nd time applying to Consulting, I know for sure that I was not prepared the first time and real-life practice and help from experts is the only reason I did well this time. While some people think that over-practising can make your analytical abilities go stale, I would argue that there is no such thing as too much practise and there are always mistakes and areas of improvement that you can address with each extra 45 minutes of a case interview. I would recommend using PrepLounge to anyone who is serious about getting a job in Consulting. Practise makes perfect!!
I would say that the candidate does not need to understand a lot of business concepts in depth to succeed, but understanding this concepts will enrich your speech and make you more confident about what you are saying, so I would recommend doing this, at least for the most frequent concepts in business cases. Nevertheless, since it won't give you an offer in my opinion, the candidate needs to put the most effort in the next step, the practical business cases sessions, and at this point I can't see a better tool to use than Preplounge. It will definitely provide you with the inner skills that the candidate needs to succeed in case interviews.
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