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Any experience with Paper-driven IT Cases?

Victor asked on Mar 02, 2016

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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Hi,

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

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0

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: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx Unfortunately free cases don't have the prep questions.

Good luck!

Hi Vlad, any chance to share the case examples with me? I cannot access the dropbox url, says I need a password. Thanks! — Marieke on Nov 14, 2018