Hi, share your knowledge with the community!

Capstone/Emeralds Program - how to get into the program?

Malte

Hi!

I’ve heard that at BCG you automatically get into the Emeralds Program via participating in the “top events”. How is it for McKinsey and the Capstone program?

And in general, what are the advantages of being in either of those programs? Are your chances to have a successful interview outcome much higher?

Thanks in advance!

Malte

Anonymous A replied on 12/01/2016

hi malte,

as far as i know at mck not every participant of such events automatically gets into the capstone program.

benefits of capstone program are

  • you get a mentor

  • guaranteed invitation for an interview

  • invitations to events like cooking, wine tasting, cycling etc…

  • trainings for interview preparation or other topics like communication

  • plus you get to know really great people - mck consultants and other candidates

so as conclusion i would say it does increase your chances for a successful interview outcome.

hope i could help you

Related BootCamp article(s)

Interviewer-Led vs Candidate-Led cases

Case Interviews can be led by the candidate or by the interviewer: In Candidate-led cases the main challenge is the structure. In Interviewer-led cases the main challenge is to adapt quickly

0 Comment(s)

Related case(s)

McKinsey Questions

Solved 15.7k times
4.5 5 426
| Rating: (4.5 / 5.0)
Difficulty: Intermediate | Style: Fit interview | Topics: Personal fit

Tell me of a situation where you had an opinion and no one seemed to agree with you. What was your goal when you decided to join university / work / clubs / a sports team? Did you have a goal that you were not able to reach? What did you do? What do you want to be remembered for and how are ... Open whole case

BCG Questions

Solved 11.1k times
4.5 5 130
| Rating: (4.5 / 5.0)
Difficulty: Intermediate | Style: Fit interview | Topics: Personal fit

What arouses your interest when you are working / studying / doing another activity (from the CV)? Tell me of a time where you had no idea what you were doing. When did you use an uncommon approach to do something? Have you ever had responsibility for other people? Tell me of a situation ... Open whole case