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Any advice on the individual case presentation at A.T Kearney? Would also appreciate if I could connect with someone who has interviewed at A.T Kearney recently.

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Vlad replied on 01/29/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

it's a 1 hour written case. I would use the following approach to prepare:

1) Prepare for a regular case interview - it helps a lot. Basically, prep lounge website is about it

2) Check if the calculator is allowed. If not - you have to train mental math. I posted the main tips here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/tips-to-do-big-multiplications-in-my-mind-726#a1422

3) Practice doing slides.

  • Study "Say it with Charts" book by Barbara Minto
  • Check all available MBB presentations and publications. Practice deriving conclusions from the slides. You can find tons of them (https://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?lang=%2A%2A&page=1&q=mckinsey+presentation&qid=d321c385-1cbc-4dfc-8b8e-d91bf553784e&searchfrom=header&sort=relevance)
  • Try to reproduce their slides in PPT / on paper. Check yourself by trying to make a slide on any given business article.

4) Practice reading cases fast and prioritizing the information. I found several useful sources:

  • Written cases you'll be able to find in google or in case books. I've seen a couple in "Vault Guide to the Case Interview" and "Insead Business Admission Test"
  • Harvard cases - either buy or try to find online. You can find a couple of MIT cases here for free: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx Unfortunately free cases don't have the prep questions.

5) Practice written cases. For example, try a BCG Wine in a Basket practice case https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0

Good luck!