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Any experience with Paper-driven IT Cases?

Victor asked on Mar 02, 2016 - 2 answers

Hello friends! I have an upcoming interview at Capgemini for the role of a Business Consultant in their IT graduate programme. From what I understand, it is a paper-driven case where I am allowed to use my laptop to research. I have 1 hr preparation time, and another 1 hr presentation time. Does anyone have a guide on such case interviews? Most of the case interview structures I've read (especially from books) are more focused on Interviewer-led cases.

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replied on Feb 01, 2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years
Vlad replied on Jan 31, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School


The basic steps are the following:

  1. You collect the information quickly (make sure you've bookmarked the valid statistical information sires)
  2. You make a structure. The classical structure is:
  • 1st slide: context, objectives
  • 2nd slide: key recommendations
  • 3-x slides: Arguments with supporting analysis
  • Final slide: next steps / roadmap, etc

Here I've uploaded some written case samples that may help

I also found useful the following 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: Unfortunately free cases don't have the prep questions.

Good luck!