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Top rated Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /12 years recruiting experience
Case interview prep
Behavioral interview prep
Resume writing
United States (UTC -4)
USD 279 / h
Top rated Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /12 years recruiting experience
Case interview prep
Behavioral interview prep
Resume writing
USD 279 / h
Content Creator
187 Coachings
10,005 Q&A Upvotes
63 Awards
About Udayan
Coaching Approach
Work Experience

Hello, I'm Udayan, a former McKinsey consultant with over six years of tenure at the firm. My consulting journey has been rooted in a deep understanding of the rigorous and demanding nature of the interview processes at top-tier management consulting firms, especially McKinsey.

Having navigated the highly competitive environment of McKinsey's New York office, I specialize in coaching aspiring consultants to break into firms like McKinsey, BCG, and Bain as well as strategy roles at top companies across industries. Over the last decade, I've successfully mentored over 200 candidates globally, helping them not only to get offers but also to excel in their consulting careers.

What I Bring to You:

  • Expertise in Interview Preparation: My coaching framework is built on real-world insights and effective strategies tailored to the interviewer-led case process at McKinsey. I offer comprehensive sessions covering case interviews, the Personal Experience Interview (PEI), and essential drills on weak areas such as structuring and data analysis.
  • Personalized Coaching Method: I believe in a personalized approach as no two candidates are the same. My sessions are custom-tailored to identify and strengthen your unique areas of improvement. I utilize detailed feedback mechanisms and structured practice regimens to ensure you understand your strengths and pinpoint exactly how to leverage them during your interviews.
  • Ongoing Support and Guidance: My commitment to your consulting success extends beyond our scheduled sessions. I provide continuous support and last-minute tips to ensure you're fully prepared and confident. With access to a wide range of resources and my personal network, I facilitate all facets of your interview preparation, including networking strategies and detailed resume critiques.

Why Work With Me?

With a proven track record and a personal investment in the success of each mentee, I am dedicated to your development and success in the consulting world. My approach is straightforward and results-oriented, focusing on practical skills and deep insights into the interview dynamics of top consulting firms.

I am here to coach, motivate, and guide you through this challenging journey with personalized advice and support tailored to your unique profile and career aspirations.

Leveraging twelve years of recruiting experience, I provide tailored interview coaching to help you excel in management consulting interviews. My method combines intensive case practice with strategic preparation for the Personal Experience Interview (PEI), enriched by targeted skills drills:

  1. Case Interview Mastery: Simulate real interviews with full cases, receive detailed feedback, and learn essential problem-solving techniques.
  2. PEI Optimization: Craft compelling narratives from your personal experiences to showcase your achievements and fit for the role.
  3. Skills Enhancement: Strengthen critical skills through targeted drills on structuring, data analysis, and creative thinking.

Additional Support:

  • Effective Networking: Gain insider strategies for networking and securing referrals.
  • Document Refinement: Enhance your resume and cover letter to make a powerful first impression.

My approach is designed to build your confidence and sharpen your skills, ensuring you’re fully prepared to land an offer from top consulting firms.

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Mar 23, 2024
by Haylie
Interview Coaching
Udayan is very professional and insightful. He offers step-by-step coaching methodologies to provide the feedback on the framework and communication. He is also able to share insights in the indust...
Feb 11, 2023
by Jose
Interview Coaching
I must say Udayan was a game-changer in my preparation, which ultimately led to my Mckinsey offer, which changes anyone's life. That was my third time applying for Mckinsey, and if it wasn't for...
Udayan replied on Feb 13, 2023
Congratulations! A very well deserved offer :)
Oct 29, 2022
by Anonymous
Interview Coaching
I have worked with multiple coaches on preplounge during my preparation for McKinsey, and I can definitely say Udayan has stood out among all of them! He was actually an INTERVIEWER in mck, so he k...
Work Experience
Vice President, Strategy
2022 - now
Principal, Corporate Strategy
2019 - 2021
Engagement Manager
McKinsey & Company
2016 - 2019
Business Analyst/Associate
McKinsey & Company
2011 - 2014
Master student
London School of Economics and Political Science
2009 - 2011
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
Master student
Yale University
2009 - 2010
Bachelor student
University of Cambridge
2006 - 2009
Economics and Mathematics
Last Month
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Top 10 | 25 Answers
Udayan wrote 25 answers in the Q&A last month.
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Top 10 | 357 Upvotes
Udayan's answers have received 357 upvotes in the last month.
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In the last month, Udayan's articles have been read 6 times.
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Udayan received an award for the most Q&A answers 2 in 2024.
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Udayan's answers were among the best answers 2 times in 2024.
Content King
Udayan's articles were among the most-read blog articles 3 times in 2024.
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Interview Coaching
60 Minutes
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